Covid-19 and data science: modelling a pandemic

According to media reports, analysed data for South Africa suggests that the current wave of infections (wave 3) is expected to end around the end of August 2021, but that estimates indicate the fourth wave could start around 2 December – comparable to wave 3...

Healthcare: delivering POPIA compliance during a pandemic

Perhaps more than any other sector, healthcare has been under significant pressure since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year. By Tony Nkuna, senior solutions consultant and integrations specialist at TechSoft International The demands placed on...

How digital is making healthcare smarter

It may sound counterintuitive but one of the major challenges governments across the globe faced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic was actually keeping people away from hospitals. In part, because of an inability to scale up human labour and resources fast...

How can healthcare organisations overcome a Covid data overload?

As healthcare organisations across South Africa scramble to cope with huge surges in patient numbers in the wake of the third wave of COVID-19, it is clear the virus makes no exemptions in its attack. Our economy has been hit hard and almost every sector has faced...

Realising a brave new world of healthcare technology

Increased consumer engagement with digital health innovation fuels a new vision for the future, writes Jens Kögler, healthcare industry director: EMEA at VMware. In 1816 Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope, the first tool a physician could use in treating patients...