Satellite connectivity improves patient outcomes

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted weaknesses in healthcare provision infrastructure in many countries, including South Africa. During the last two years, ease of access to healthcare became a vital determinant of people’s experiences of the virus, and their chances of...

Healthcare sector must prioritise modern data protection

The pandemic has put a significant strain on all industry sectors none more so than in healthcare where there was a need to adopt more data-driven planning and decision-making at lightning speed. By Chris Norton, regional director: Africa at Veeam Software At a time...

Consumers pay 50% less for hospital-level care

Quro Medical’s hospital-at-home solution cuts hospital-level care costs for consumers by up to half compared to regular hospital admission costs. The cost of living coupled with rising medical care expenses over the past couple of years is simply becoming...

The data doctor is in the house

A recent news report highlighted South Africa’s looming health crises due to the growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and mental health conditions. This has highlighted the need for...

Healthtech brings hospital care home

By Kathy Gibson – Of the many lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps the most important is that the centuries-old model of in-hospital patient care doesn’t scale well, is expensive to maintain, uses scarce resources and still doesn’t necessarily give...

Saving lives and the role of the Health Information Exchange

Founded in 2018 by six of South Africa’s leading hospital groups and medical scheme administrators, the CareConnect Health Information Exchange (HIE) is designed to help make a meaningful difference in healthcare outcomes. It is underpinned by the InterSystems...