IT in Healthcare

Halting of emergency procurement of PPE

The need for general due diligence checks and to tighten procurement processes and introduce greater transparency has again been brought under the spotlight, says John de Villiers, editor, Lexis Digest, LexisNexis South Africa.


Contact tracing apps uptake tipped to grow beyond COVID

The market for these applications is expected to benefit in the short-term, with governments around the world investing in their own mobile apps.


COVID screening via smartphone

The app works by using the smartphone’s camera processing the video feed and extracting medical vital signs through advanced artificial intelligence.


Cape Town International Airport pilots thermal imaging cameras

Cape Town International Airport deploys thermal security camera systems as one of the measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for travellers.


Western Cape EMS workers to get body cameras

The Western Cape health department equips emergency medical services personnel with bodycams, amid increasing levels of criminal attacks against them.


Call to download COVID-19 alert app as restrictions ease

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges citizens to download the COVID Alert SA app to help government identify and contain outbreaks before they spread further.

16 Sep

Apple debuts iPad Air 4, Apple One subscription service

Apple launches the iPad Air 4, a revamped version of its most affordable iPad range, alongside a new subscription service and the Watch Series 6.

16 Sep

Cloud helps drive transformation of healthcare

Providing access to scalable, dependable and secure computing power is transforming citizen services, including healthcare, says Zubin Chagpar: head of MEA, AWS Public Sector Sales.


Binance Charity donates 9 600 KN95 masks to SA

As of 14 September, the blockchain-powered donation platform has shipped medical supplies to over 20 affected countries.


Sustainable interoperability key to integrated public healthcare in SA

As we advance in healthcare and its innovation, patients are becoming more vested in the decisions around their care, says Shiraaz Joosub, healthcare sales executive at T-Systems South Africa.


Vodacom zero-rates COVID Alert SA app on its network

The mobile operator backs the government-endorsed COVID-19 contact-tracing app by enabling zero-rated access for its customers.


Ten tips for taking your app from idea to start-up

Hackathon winner Tsitsi Marote shares her tips for building a start-up.