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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTING IN IMPROVING PATIENT CARE
    The dangers of diagnostic error are obvious for both doctors and their patients, yet more needs to be done in the South African context for a more patient-centred approach in healthcare to emerge.
  • MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE – ITS PLACE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET
    From a few thousand rands per month, medical indemnity cover has soared to over R1 million per annum for most health-care practitioners. But our medical specialists, specifically, should not be punished for making  themselves available to deliver babies or perform other high-risk procedures.
  • Shariah compliant medical malpractice product
    Genoa Underwriting Managers have brought a Shariah compliant solution through to the under-served Muslim contingent market in South Africa who make up an incredibly valuable portion of the medical malpractice space.
  • COVID vaccine liability reminder: cover at hand
    While it is believed that the South African government has enough supply to vaccinate the entire adult population, there is still widespread vaccine hesitancy and a perception that the vaccine trials were rushed and a fear of possible side effects.
  • Why doctors should keep good medical records
    Many doctors complain that they don’t have sufficient time to keep accurate records, but assuming this attitude comes at a price. If a patient decides to sue, a lack of appropriate record-keeping will mean the practitioner involved does not have the evidence to back him- or herself up in court.
20th Apr 2022

THE IMPORTANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTING IN IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

The dangers of diagnostic error are obvious for both doctors and their patients, yet more needs to be done in the South African context for a more patient-centred approach in healthcare to emerge.
28th Mar 2022

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE – ITS PLACE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET

From a few thousand rands per month, medical indemnity cover has soared to over R1 million per annum for most health-care practitioners. But our medical specialists, specifically, should not be punished for making  themselves available to deliver babies or perform other high-risk procedures.
25th Feb 2022

Shariah compliant medical malpractice product

Genoa Underwriting Managers have brought a Shariah compliant solution through to the under-served Muslim contingent market in South Africa who make up an incredibly valuable portion of the medical malpractice space.
1st Feb 2022

COVID vaccine liability reminder: cover at hand

While it is believed that the South African government has enough supply to vaccinate the entire adult population, there is still widespread vaccine hesitancy and a perception that the vaccine trials were rushed and a fear of possible side effects.
9th Dec 2021

Why doctors should keep good medical records

Many doctors complain that they don’t have sufficient time to keep accurate records, but assuming this attitude comes at a price. If a patient decides to sue, a lack of appropriate record-keeping will mean the practitioner involved does not have the evidence to back him- or herself up in court.
12th Nov 2021

Shariah-compliant insurance in SA: What it is and the underserved market who await it

Muslims make up about three percent of South Africa’s population of 60 million people. This equates to 1.8 million Muslims. Looking ahead, and with South Africa being a delightfully diverse place in which to live and do business, this figure is only likely to increase over time – making it important that the industry’s service providers are able to serve the needs of the Muslim community when it comes to the provision of short-term insurance.
2nd Sep 2021

Practice management: Coding, billing and cashflow concerns

There is no medical professional, ever, who said, “I’ll just sit here all of Friday afternoon and into the weekend completing my month-end invoicing, what fun!”
3rd Aug 2021

What our medical professionals need now

The decision to enter the healthcare profession is never taken lightly. In fact, most individuals who choose to work as a medical practitioner or specialist nurse will talk of an internal calling to do this kind of work.
2nd Jul 2021

Shielding your practice against cyber-attacks

Cybercrime is on the rise in South Africa, costing members of the public R2.2 billion a year. Increasingly, healthcare providers are being attacked due to their rich databases containing patients’ health and banking information.