AI helps with improving healthcare outcomes

Predictive analytics can save lives. Healthcare has always come with the fine balance of prioritising care and allocating scarce resources. Providers are faced with tough decisions about how long doctors or nurses see patients, who occupies their limited number of...

Digital disruption and the healthcare challenge

The African region is seen to be one of the most sought-after markets globally for healthcare investments, having experienced stellar growth over the last decade and showing no sign of slowing down in the near future. According to a report by the IFC, the...

Big data to transform cancer care

In the digital age, data are all around us. How these data are captured, formatted and analysed determine if they are pieces of information or kernels of intelligence that give us the power to take meaningful action. The explosion of data in healthcare is creating the...

Securing the healthcare sector’s digital lifeline

VMware EMEA’s Ian Jansen van Rensburg discusses the issues around security in the healthcare sector. While it’s hard to think of an element of healthcare that couldn’t be transformed by better access to data, the security breaches plaguing the sector...

An AI a day …

One of the greatest benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) to humankind is its influence on the medical field. This is according to Anton Jacobs, MD of Networks Unlimited, who says: “Powered by some of the most sophisticated technology, AI is assisting in improving...

Towards effective healthcare for SA

Vukani Mngxati, MD: Healthcare and Public Sector practice at Accenture South Africa, discusses what’s needed to effect accessible and affordable healthcare systems in South Africa. Digitisation has been the enabling force behind the world’s most effective...