AfroCentric, FICO partner to offer payment integrity platform to reduce healthcare fraud in South Africa

The AfroCentric Health Group (AfroCentric) and global analytics software firm FICO today announced a strategic partnership that establishes the South African healthcare industry’s leading fraud management solution. AfroCentric’s healthcare IT services subsidiary, Helios IT Solutions (Helios ITS), and FICO now offer this fraud management and payment integrity platform to all medical schemes in South Africa.
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HST lands ground-breaking Tanzanian contract

Health Systems Technologies (Pty) Ltd (HST), a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI), has secured a contract with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to implement Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
HST, a leading provider of integrated healthcare solutions in South Africa, will roll out its LIMS services to multiple laboratories in Tanzania with a view to rolling out further opportunities throughout Tanzania.
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Innovative respiratory inhaler for Obstructive Airway Diseases

Cipla has announced that it is currently developing an innovative inhaler, which will bring important benefits for South African patients and physicians, as the inhaler holds three key benefits for the treatment of Obstructive Airway Diseases (OAD).
This novel, breath-actuated inhaler (BAI), called Synchrobreathe is expected to reach the local market in fourth quarter 2015, and will be launched first in South Africa.
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M-Shwari clients to get mobile medical consultation services

The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has partnered with an international mobile-health provider to offer its more than 11 million M-Shwari customers medical consultation services on their phones.
Under the partnership the m-Health service provider Hello Doctor, a subsidiary of Metropolitan Health, will act as an assistant to local general practitioners when consumers want a quick healthcare reference.
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Medical Aid Scheme Reserves in the Spotlight

With medical aid schemes in SA holding surplus reserve funds of up to R27bn, Alexander Forbes has questioned the way medical scheme reserving is calculated.
With medical aid schemes in South Africa holding surplus reserve funds of between R12-billion and R27-billion, Alexander Forbes Health has questioned the way medical scheme reserving is calculated. Alexander Forbes Head of Technical and Actuarial Consulting Solutions, Roshan Bhana, discusses a new possible formula for schemes developed by the Industry Technical Advisory Panel (ITAP) of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), as well as an Alexander Forbes Health measure to work out what reserves are required.
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NEAH GES Expands Emergency Medical Services In South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NEAH GES (“GES”) a Dubai based holding company focused on risk-mitigation and logistics support, which provides site security and protection, air/ground/marine transportation and evacuation, power generation O&M, and emergency medicine services to energy, mining and heavy industries across the African continent today announced that it is expanding its Emergency Medical Response Service (EMS) platform in South Africa.
GES operates EMS services in South Africa via its wholly owned affiliate, Quemic Medical Response (QMR). QMR is fully accredited with the Board of Healthcare Funders and SAPAESA and is uniquely positioned as the only medical aid accredited service provider in remote locations across South Africa.
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