While highly qualified and talented professionals are needed in every industry across the board, there is no greater need than in healthcare. You are probably hearing about the shortage of doctors and nurses to the point where you think you’ll cry if you hear it said again, but the...
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law which governs any health-related transactions and procedures in order to protect patient privacy and health information. It is absolutely crucial for any medical practice or physician to be HIPAA compliant. If you are a healthcare provider or...
A team from the National Information Authority Uganda (NITA Uganda) visited Mulago on National referral hospital on Wednesday to assess needs of the hospital in order to implement a customized Integrated Hospital Management System (IHMS) aimed at improvement of clinical and administrative efficiencies at the hospital through process automation. IHMS...
The Medical Concierge Group has introduced a search service that will allow anyone to easily search for and conveniently find information on healthcare services whenever they need it. TMCG Medical Search Platform is an online search service for those looking for Medical Specialists, Hospitals, Ambulances and other health services in...
In a study, published in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine, diabetics may soon be able to manage the disease with their smartphones. According to a study which shows that stimulating the body's electrical network can help treat the condition. The research indicates that data available on a wide range of nerve...
With Africa currently undergoing a digital revolution, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on the 6th of November signed a Cooperation Agreement in Geneva, on using digital services to save lives and improve people’s health. The partnership will focus on building platforms to...
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in partnership with Outbox, a local business incubator, hosted on Thursday the closure event for the second cycle of the Up Accelerate programme. The initiative, funded by UKAID and endorsed by the Ministry of Information, Communications Technology, and National Guidance, supports young Ugandan...
Earlier this year in March, we reported that US based Pharmaceutical firm; Johnson & Johnson will launch the GenH Challenge - after seeing success of their first annual edition of the Africa Innovation Challenge 2017 that saw one of Uganda's innovation Project Pedal Tap named among the winners. The GenH challenge is a global social...
“The government of Uganda doesn’t appreciate and recognize our innovations yet outside countries do. That is one of the biggest problems young innovators here are faced with,” Arnold Mugisha complained when we met at Innovation Village in Ntinda, Kampala. Mugisha, 18, a form five student at Uganda Martyrs Secondary School...
Technology has been changing our healthcare system for years. The use of MRI and CT Scans to diagnose chronic illness and other conditions helps to save thousands of lives every year. We are also seeing the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and other technological advancements across the country....