NO MORE WAITING ROOM

Telemedicine in South Africa is making an impact. It’s not the way of the future: it’s the way of the present, and it’s one of the few options available that will allow our health system to do more with less. What happens if we let this opportunity pass us by?

AFTER THE CRISIS:
OPPORTUNITY

Percept research shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed against many of the structural barriers that had previously slowed South African health system investment in telemedicine, including government regulations, funding mechanisms, consumer adoption, and provider adoption.

Now is the time to harness the potential of the telemedicine technology and innovation in the country, and the momentum gained from Covid-19, to provide better and more efficient access and care for the future.

By exploring stakeholder experiences and attitudes, Percept suggests paths towards broader acceptance and adoption of telemedicine innovation, while offering insights into factors that may be impeding more widespread use of connected healthcare.

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REFLECTIONS: SOUTH AFRICAN TELEMEDICINE COVID-19

The nurse can see you now.

Reflections from the South African telemedicine market in light of Covid-19.

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Case Notes from the Frontier.

Covid-19 has presented an opportunity for significant innovation in the South African telemedicine market. “Case Notes from the Frontier” presents five case studies showcasing six different telemedicine providers and how they are using technology to increase access to quality healthcare in South Africa.

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9 DECEMBER 2020 – ABRIDGED PRESS RELEASE

Greater flexibility needed in telemedicine regulation.

A research report released this week, by inter-disciplinary consultancy, Percept, has called on health regulators to retain the current, more flexible approach…

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9 DECEMBER 2020 – EXTENDED PRESS RELEASE

The window of opportunity for telemedicine is now.

Thanks to Covid-19, telemedicine is having its moment: regulations have been temporarily relaxed, and digital innovation in the country is sky-high.

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A FULL OVERVIEW

The window of opportunity for telemedicine is now

The Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary relaxation of telemedicine guidelines in South Africa have created a window of opportunity for the growth of the South African telemedicine market. Percept has been interviewing a wide array of telemedicine stakeholders to gain insight into what the market looks like, what innovations have come about, and what the potential barriers to growth are.

CASE STUDIES

How telemedicine can enable quality healthcare access, and even save lives

To really understand how effective telemedicine has been, and can be in the future, for the South African healthcare system, we interviewed telemedicine providers to hear real-life case studies. In some cases, telemedicine innovation literally saved lives.

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PERSPECTIVES FROM PROVIDERS

The potential for telemedicine in SA is huge

Vuyane Mhlomi, co-founder of Quro Medical, and Dirk Wagener, CEO of Stone Three Healthcare, discuss the huge potential for telemedicine to improve access to quality healthcare in South Africa, and the importance of an enabling regulatory environment.

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PERCEPT TEAM

A flexible approach to telemedicine may present an opportunity

The Percept team discusses the need to leverage this window of opportunity to gather evidence on the potential for telemedicine to improve access to healthcare in South Africa, and the importance of creating an enabling regulatory environment for innovation in the telemedicine market.

INTERVIEW WITH RSG (IN AFRIKAANS)

A conversation with Percept economist Anja Smith

Anja Smith provides practical examples of telemedicine in South Africa, helping us to understand how digital technology can improve access to care.

INTERVIEW WITH NEWZROOM AFRIKA

What telemedicine needs to succeed beyond Covid-19

Newzroom Afrika interviewed Percept health economist, Rose Tuyeni Peter, about the current telemedicine landscape in South Africa, in the light of Covid-19, and beyond, highlighting the exciting innovation and opportunities it offers if allowed to be part of the healthcare continuum.

TWITTER FEED

Join us in our webinar with @palprac and The Health Foundation South Africa on telemedicine on Thurs 24 Jun 15:30-17:00
More details are in the flyer. Attendance is limited so reach out sooner rather than later.
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With its young, burgeoning middle-class population that’s technologically literate and willing to adopt digital tools, Sub-Saharan Africa shows promise for disruptive technological solutions. But how do we get there?
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Self-management may be the key to decongesting the health system. The innovators at @triggerise and @WelTelHealth share their stories https://bit.ly/3f0AkBe
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Read about the @babyl experience – and how they developed an end-to-end digital healthcare tool in Rwanda. https://bit.ly/3f0AkBe
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Living Goods and upSCALE share lessons in scaling up digital CHW tools in resource-constrained settings https://bit.ly/3f0AkBe
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