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Discovery Health partners with HealthTap to provide new services

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, announced the launch of DrConnect, the product of a partnership between Discovery Health and HealthTap, based in Palo Alto, California. DrConnect provides a world-leading platform connecting patients, doctors and medical scheme case managers using state-of-the-art technology and artificial intelligence. With DrConnect patients have seamless access to high-quality medical […]

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Cost containment and quality healthcare need not be mutually exclusive

Health costs have climbed considerably over the past decade and yet, while healthcare cover remains a grudge purchase for many, talk of cost containment measures can make some consumers question whether this comes at the expense of quality. (more…)

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South Africa’s most affordable medical aid option launched

Umvuzo Health, the country’s leading restricted low-cost medical scheme launched the all-new Activator Option during the unveiling of their new brand. Both the new Umvuzo Health brand and the new Activator Option created great interest and a welcome relief for those earning less than R3 850 a month. (more…)

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Profmed Medical Scheme maintains strong rating from GCR

Global Credit Ratings (GCR) has affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Profmed of AA-(ZA), with the rating outlook accorded as Stable. (more…)

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Innovative customer service solution for SA medical scheme members

Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest medical scheme administrator, today announced a partnership with Pypestream, a leading global messaging platform that was specifically developed for customer communication. (more…)

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The massive skills shortage in South Africa’s nursing profession has alarming implications for the level of patient care provided

The real cost of the skills shortage in the SA health sector

Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare providers in South Africa. The performance of any healthcare system is directly dependent on the quality of care afforded by these healthcare professionals. Yet in 2015, a report by the University of Witwatersrand revealed that over 60% of nurses admitted reporting that they felt too tired to […]

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How to Choose Medical Aid Plans in SA

It’s coming to that time of year when we all need to take a long hard look at the medical aid plans we belong to and decide whether to stick with what we’ve got, upgrade or move providers. (more…)

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Men: Protect yourself against these killers

In support of Men’s Health Month this June, Liberty Medical Scheme highlights five of the biggest killers of men in South Africa1, helping men to arm themselves with healthier habits earlier on so as to ensure long-term good health! Heart disease Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in South Africa. Around one in […]

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