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The network effect: ensuring effective healthcare in Africa

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Article by Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa Implementing effective healthcare in Africa will require multifarious stakeholders to collaborate in a more effective and efficient way to optimise the scarce resources available while maximising the potential of a growing population. I would argue that making healthcare work in Africa is inherently a network […]


Clinical data engagement for more efficient healthcare

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The latest Lancet Healthcare Access and Quality Index recently confirmed that South Africa’s healthcare ranks poorly, at 119 out of 195 countries in the world. With the misappropriation of funds, unaffordable medical aid rates and the generally abhorrent state of government hospitals (with some exceptions), it seems real transformation is required to save costs, increase […]


Pack a punch with tailored medical distribution software

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Bluekey Seidor, the most successful and fastest growing SAP Business One partner in Africa, has launched a software solution specifically tailored for the medical distribution industry. The medical distribution industry is fiercely competitive, with little room for errors – in this arena businesses have to be on their toes. The SAP Business One Medical Distribution […]


Africa gears up for IoT transformation

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A recent global survey by HP Enterprise of 3,000+ IT and business decision makers at the end of 2016, found that the Internet of Things has hit an inflection point in their minds. IoT is moving from good to great. Expectations from IoT are sky-high, and those who have implemented IoT in the right way […]


Data lakes define the future of healthcare

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Article by Roberta Katz, Director, Dell EMC Global Solutions, Healthcare – Life Sciences We are all part of the ‘Information Generation’, a growing community of digital citizens that puts the world’s information at our fingertips. As both patients and consumers of healthcare information, our expectations for preventative care and wellness, diagnosis speed and treatment and […]


MEDITECH’s Mobile Blood Bank improves speed and safety of donation drives in Botswana

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MEDITECH South Africa is improving safety and efficiency for Botswana’s blood donor drives by implementing a mobile laptop solution for blood bank. This offline technology helps support blood collection services across the region, where network connectivity is often scarce, and eliminates time spent processing unusable donated units based on ineligible donor status. It also enhances […]


A new kind of emergency response – tackling the challenges of data-driven healthcare

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Data, analytics and the devices used to access and gather them have changed our lives for the better. From giving us the insight we need to improve critical business processes, to enabling us to learn more about our personal health and fitness, they’ve had some major impacts on both the way we work and the […]


Securing IoT: know your network, protect your network

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Article by Jose Vasco, Regional Director, MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Do you think about the need to secure IoT? It could be a patient monitor, a security camera or a lighting system; every connection to the network is a potential route for attackers. This is quite a new concept to many, […]


T-Systems SAP HANA-based Healthcare as a Service solution

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T-Systems in South Africa exemplifies the success of the partner managed cloud route to market with SAP. Learn how T-Systems built a repeatable healthcare offering that localises and enhances their healthcare solution and includes hosting and ongoing support to project services, software and maintenance.


Equra Health selects Datacentrix for specialist networking services

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Equra Health, the leading provider of radiation therapy facility services in South Africa, has chosen eNetworks as its key technology partner to enable better efficiencies throughout the company’s IT network infrastructure. Operating from its headquarters in Cape Town, Equra Health is part of a network of 26 radiation therapy oncology centres across the country. Two […]


VMware unveils IoT management solution to help customers take control of IoT

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VMware, Inc., has announced the launch of VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure, enterprise grade Internet of things (IoT) infrastructure management solution that will enable information technology and operational technology teams to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things. The first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, VMware Pulse™ IoT […]


MEDITECH solutions bring real results to Southern Africa healthcare

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In hospitals and clinics across the sub-Saharan Africa region and the entire country of Botswana, MEDITECH has a long history of helping to bring safer and more efficient care to patients with MEDITECH’s Electronic Health Record (EHR). In honour of MEDITECH South Africa’s 35th anniversary of healthcare innovation, MEDITECH’s Executive VP and COO Michelle O’Connor […]


MACH4 receives German Global Health Award for SA pharmacy access initiative

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Omnicell, Inc. has announced that its robotic dispensing solutions company, MACH4 Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, has been recognised by the German Healthcare Partnership, the Federation of German Industries and the Biotechnology Industry Organization of Germany for its efforts in innovation to provide better access to pharmacy services in South Africa. The Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, […]


Big data in African healthcare

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The delivery of healthcare services in Africa is under pressure to change and no one can be certain how the industry will evolve. What is certain is that future trends will be driven by access to big data, to shape new models of care in driving innovative, affordable and accessible services, across this diverse continent. […]


South African health insurer Discovery reaches 100,000 daily transactions with FICO

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Silicon Valley analytics software company FICO announced that Discovery Health in South Africa is using the FICO Decision Management Suite to process as many as 100,000 transactions a day. As South Africa’s largest administrator of medical schemes with more than 3.2 million beneficiaries, Discovery Health uses FICO Blaze Advisor decision rules management system to assist […]


General Electric inaugurates new offices in Ethiopia

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General Electric, the world’s leading digital industrial company consolidated its footprint in Africa with the official opening of GE Ethiopia new offices in Addis Ababa. The President of FDRE (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), H.E Dr Mulatu Teshome was the guest of honour and was joined by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires A.I of the United […]


Siemens signs agreements with Uganda and Sudan

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Siemens will work more closely with the African countries Uganda and Sudan in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare. The African states signed the corresponding Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) at the World Economic Forum 2017 in the South African city of Durban. The documents were signed in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, […]


Why African healthcare organisations are vulnerable to cyberthreats

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Healthcare organisations today are uniquely vulnerable to insidious security threats. This is due in part to the extremely high value of their data, but it is also because healthcare has lagged behind in security. For years, healthcare IT administrators have been pushed to adapt to new regulatory schemes and provide new functionality for providers and […]


Numa launches artificially intelligent healthcare app, AskNuma

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Numa Health, a health technology company, has announced the launch of AskNuma, a mobile phone based, personal health assistant that gives patients high quality health information and provides a platform for healthcare vendors. The innovative mobile health platform has revolutionised the mode of healthcare service delivery in the country with an artificial intelligent healthcare platform […]


African hospitals adopt SOPHiA AI to advance patient care across the continent

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Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa. Sophia Genetics, global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the […]