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16th Annual BHF Southern African Conference
We all know exceptional people and heroes in the healthcare industry. It’s time the world knows about them too.
If you are a leading performer in the healthcare industry, you are invited to enter the Titanium awards that will celebrate heroes in the following areas: medical scheme, administrator, managed healthcare, hospitals & Clinics (private and public), pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals.
The inaugural Excellence awards will take place this year culminating in an Awards Gala Banquet where the winners will be announced. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2015 BHF Annual Conference on Monday 27 July, in Cape Town at the ICC.
Important Notice to All PCNS Users and Subscribers
In line with regulatory changes such as POPI Act and to ensure ongoing running of the PCNS, various maintenance strategies have been implemented to ensure that the system continues without any failures. These interventions have attracted costs.
BHF is however a not-for-profit entity who administers the PCNS and provides this service as a value add for the healthcare industry as promulgated in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998.
In light of the above we have embarked on a cleansing exercise of the information and have geared the system to collect additional information which will assist the healthcare sector better understand the resources available in the country.
Province launches Wow! Initiative
KEEP moving, eat healthily, and have no boundaries to fitness – that is the message from Western Cape health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo as she launched a wellness programme that is anticipated to close the tap on lifestyle diseases in the province
Posted: 2015-04-07 06:04:45Read More
Healthy but needing to grow
THE South African medical schemes environment remains stable, but the growth of the industry is worrying, with a year-on-year increase of only 1.1 percent in the total number of medical scheme beneficiaries between 2012 and 2013. In the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) annual report
Posted: 2015-04-07 06:04:20Read More
Alignment needed to reduce healthcare costs
ONE of the major drivers of costs in the healthcare industry is the misalignment of the various players, according to Dr Bobby Ramasia, principal executive officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, the second largest open medical scheme in South Africa.
Posted: 2015-04-07 06:04:31Read More
Role of younger, healthier generation in risk pools
SOUTH AFRICA has a strong private healthcare infrastructure, but due to high costs, growth in the private healthcare sector is hampered. This state of affairs portends a major handicap for South Africa where quality of human capital of a nation
Posted: 2015-04-07 06:04:23Read More