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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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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CONVERSATIONS

A FULL OVERVIEW

Covid-19 / a window of opportunity.

The Covid-19 Pandemic and the temporary relaxation of telemedicine guidelines in South Africa have created a window of opportunity to study the South African.

CASE STUDIES

How technology can enable quality healthcare remotely.

Three case studies to show how telemedicine can be used to provide access to quality health care remotely.

PERSPECTIVES FROM PROVIDERS

Research in Telemedicine.

Discussion on the potential for telemedicine to improve access to high quality healthcare in South Africa, and the importance of an enabling regulatory environment.

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PERCEPT TEAM

No more waiting room.

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.

INTERVIEW WITH RSG

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.

TWITTER FEED

Meet the incredible team at Percept who helped compile a report on telemedicine in South Africa.

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#Telemedicine

Existing in SA for 21 years, it was due to Covid-19 and lockdown implementations that we saw an uptake in telemedicine services.
We interviewed 16 telemedicine service providers to find out how the sector has been impacted.
Read more: https://bit.ly/3oFR2Yu

#Telemedicine

A dedicated team at Percept have been hard at work establishing a detailed report on the role of telemedicine in SA, especially during lockdown. But what is telemedicine?

More here: https://bit.ly/2K8ugcW

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#telemedicine

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2020/12/08/cancer-care-in-the-public-sector-are-things-getting-better/ “In 2019, there were 146 radiation oncologists , 107 of these in the private sector and 39 in the public sector.” There was a ratio of 0.25 radiation oncologists for every 100 000 people living with cancer, whereas Percept’s calculated target was 1.28."

Percept has teamed up with Dr Beth Vale, a medical anthropologist, to understand the burden of NCDs in SA. As we contemplate Covid-19, Beth writes about the collision course between infectious and non-infectious diseases. A must read! https://percept.co.za/2020/05/12/we-were-already-sick-ncd-covid19/ @Percept_Health

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