The NHI and its aspirations for universal healthcare: Points of contention

The recently published National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is seen by the government as South Africa’s pathway to achieving healthcare for all. The bill has ambitious expectations to reduce South Africa’s current disparities in access to healthcare. Yet experience from other low-and middle-income countries has shown us that the pathway to achieving universal health coverage … Continue reading The NHI and its aspirations for universal healthcare: Points of contention

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How Web-Based EHR Systems Save Community Hospitals Money

More and more health IT companies are working to develop affordable EHR system offerings geared toward meeting the needs of small, rural, and community hospitals. Enterprise health IT companies such as Epic and Cerner — which formerly catered almost exclusively to large hospitals and health systems — now offer deployment models and cost-efficient product packages better able to fit … Continue reading How Web-Based EHR Systems Save Community Hospitals Money

How Health Data Standards Support Healthcare Interoperability

Achieving true healthcare interoperability across the care continuum is a top priority for providers, payers, and other key industry stakeholders. Seamless, comprehensive data sharing is particularly important for healthcare organizations looking to earn incentive payments through the CMS Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program, formerly known as meaningful use. The adoption and use of health data standards forms … Continue reading How Health Data Standards Support Healthcare Interoperability

BMJ Global Health: Emergency care systems in LMICs

CITATION: Moresky RT, Razzak J, Reynolds T National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center convened the Collaborative on Enhancing Emergency Care Research in LMICs (CLEER), et al Advancing research on emergency care systems in low-income and middle-income countries: ensuring high-quality care delivery systems BMJ Global Health 2019;4:e001265. https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/Suppl_6/e001265 ABSTRACT Emergency care systems (ECS) address a … Continue reading BMJ Global Health: Emergency care systems in LMICs

Late presentation of cancer

ABSTRACT Introduction: In developing countries patients with oro-facial tumours present for health care rather late with advanced disease, a situation that complicates management and negatively influences prognosis. Objective: To determine the reasons for late reporting for health care among patients with tumours and tumour-like lesions in the maxillofacial region attending the Muhimbili National Hospital. Materials … Continue reading Late presentation of cancer

Nursing in adherence to treatment of tuberculosis and health technologies in the context of primary care

ABSTRACT Objective: To describe and analyze the relationships between adherence to tuberculosis treatment and health technologies in the context of nursing action in Primary Care.   Method: Contextual reflection, using the theoretical reference of Hinds, Chaves and Cypress.   Results:They were categorized according to the conceptual perspective of each context, in an immediate, specific, general … Continue reading Nursing in adherence to treatment of tuberculosis and health technologies in the context of primary care

E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future

As a Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi on the Black Sea on October 24, a more modest but significant conference will take place in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d’Ivoire. The conference, eLearning Africa, will bring together international education and technology specialists, government ministers, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss opportunities for expanding Africa’s education sector. … Continue reading E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future