Netcare Hospital

New hospital a living tribute to heart pioneer

Netcare’s new Christiaan Barnard Hospital on Cape Town’s Foreshore, has been 10 years in the making. Its design is both spectacular and highly practical and efficient. (more…)

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Medical malpractice insurance

Medical malpractice insurance is a must

Medical litigation is increasing at an alarming rate and all medical practitioners are vulnerable. However, medical malpractice insurance is a difficult liability to grasp, for brokers and clients alike. (more…)

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Adult ADHD: Key conceptual issues

Prof Philip Asherson, professor of clinical and molecular psychiatry in the UK, recently presented at the World Psychiatry Association International Congress, held in Cape Town.  (more…)

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Stavros Nicolaou

Aspen makes Global Challengers List

Aspen has been recognised for yet another global accolade, being included in the Boston Consulting Group’s prestigious Global Challengers List. It is one of 100 companies in emerging markets and one of only seven African companies to have made the list. These seven companies contribute 3% of Africa’s total GDP. The five South African companies […]

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Hartmann partnership

Hartmann & Sempermed partner

Effective 1 January 2017, Hartmann South Africa and Sempermed will form a strategic partnership. This follows the implementation of a similar arrangement in Europe, where the partnership has been highly successful for both companies in terms of product offering and supply. (more…)

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Wits health science

Wits Health Sciences in top 100

Times Higher Education publishes a ranking of the top 100 universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health studies, featuring colleges in more than 20 countries worldwide. For the first time since the inception of the Times Higher Education subject rankings in 2010/11, Wits University has entered the top 100 in ranking by subject, placing 77th in the Clinical, […]

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AstraZeneca Research Trust

R1.5m granted for research

The AstraZeneca Research Trust, a non-profitable Trust for the distribution of academic medical research funding, has opened the call for 2017 research proposals. (more…)

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The correct use of ICD 10 Z-codes

Z-codes can have an impact on your patient’s out-of-pocket expenses. The reason for this is that while medical schemes will reimburse chronic and prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) conditions that often require ongoing observations over time, once the PMB condition has been treated and is no longer present, a Z-codes must be submitted for follow-up visits. […]

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Bone Marrow Registry

25 years of bone marrow donors in SA

Every year, hundreds of South Africans with blood diseases such as leukaemia and bone marrow failure reach a stage where their only chance of survival is receiving a bone marrow stem cell transplant from a healthy donor. This year, SA’s Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) is celebrating 25 years of successfully securing bone marrow stem cell […]

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