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Johannesburg To Host 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2019: Eyeing Latest Tech Trends As An Integrated Solution


TechInAfrica – Healthcare challenges remain persistent, for there are always considerable limitations to how the current system operates. Healthcare professionals, industry experts, and known leaders will take part again on addressing these challenges on the 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit or #HISA2019, this time hosted in Johannesburg, Gallagher Convention Centre. Carrying “Digital Building Blocks for a Patent-Centred Healthcare System” as the theme, attendees from various backgrounds, such as hospital CxOs, medical practitioners, healthcare IT leaders, service providers and government functionaries are expected to join the event on 8-9 October this year, along with the invited local and international speakers that are carefully selected to accommodate the big discussion.

The summit foremost focus would be on addressing diverse challenges that exist in the healthcare setting in Africa, and to discuss and bring out critical assessments to the table on how the emerging technology trends could enter the scene to improve the current healthcare environment. Technology like AI, IoMT, HER, 3D printing, Big Data Analytics, AR & VR, Wearables and Blockchain are pivotal figures on the IT scenes as of now, and these trends will undoubtedly be analyzed in terms of its integration and potential application in troubleshooting the concurring stakes on the healthcare field.



Industry experts will share their perspective on the possible ease for both health professionals and patients from adopting emerging technologies to solve the problem. The summit will tackle challenges found in the clinical and systemic area of African healthcare whilst offering real-world technology insights and solutions, and the industry experts will balance the main concerns addressed with their successful healthcare stories and their global best practices.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister, Department of Health Western Cape.
  • Iain O’Neil, Deputy Director: Digital & Technology Strategy, Department for Health & Social Care, NHSX UK.
  • Dr. Bandile Masuku, Health MEC, Gauteng Department of Health.
  • Dr. Herman Myburgh, CEO & Co-Founder, HearX Group.
  • Dr. Mwenya Kasonde, Assistant Director of GLobal Health, Ministry of Health Zambia.
  • Suren Govender, Group Chief Digital Officer, Life Healthcare Group.

With the key topics:

  • Paving the way to smart hospitals in Africa
  • Precision Medicine: A new era in patient-centered care.
  • The role of technology in chronic disease management and control.
  • Digital disruption in the pharmaceutical industry and its impact on the entire spectrum of drug development and clinical trials.
  • The future of Oncology: Why data and analytics are critical.
  • Electronic healthcare records: Best practices, challenges, and opportunities.
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By attending the event, attendees will gain the knowledge needed to become an agent of digital change in their own healthcare institution, while learning how emerging technologies are transforming healthcare in Africa and also to be inspired by HealthTech advances and digital success stories and best practices, while figuring solutions to data challenges and discover the working implementation strategies of EHR. Manage a range of digital applications like AI, CAT-surgery, Cloud Computing, IoMT, and robotics as tools in smart hospitals.


If you are interested in participating, you can join as attendee along with other local and international attendees for top-level contents, case studies, live demos, breakaway sessions and networking opportunities for 2 days. As a speaker, you’re showcasing your leadership, insights, and experience while shaping solutions to the business aspect of the challenges. Meanwhile, if you’re into the technical stuff, join as an exhibitor to present your health-tech innovations, projects, and solutions, while finding future partnerships, investors, leads, and opportunities in the process.

Visit here for more information about #HISAfrica2019.




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