HISA 2019

Healthcare professionals, industry experts and leaders are to gather to discuss the impact of emerging technologies on their industry.

Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on October 8 to 9 under the theme, Digital Building Blocks for a Patient-Centred Healthcare System, the fifth Healthcare Innovation Summit will attract hundreds of hospital CxOs, medical practitioners, healthcare IT leaders, service providers and government functionaries, as well as a carefully selected roster of local and international speakers.

The event aims to address the many healthcare challenges that still exist in Africa, and critically assess the ways in which emerging technology trends such as AI, IoMT, EHR, 3D printing, Big Data Analytics, AR & VR, Wearables and Blockchain can improve healthcare.

The summit also plans to tackle clinical and systemic challenges facing African healthcare and offer real-world technology solutions. Industry experts will share how the adoption of emerging technologies is making things easier for both health professionals and patients while also highlighting healthcare success stories and global best practices.

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

Key topics at the summit include: paving the way to smart hospitals in Africa; precision medicine – a new era in patient-centred 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 and challenges, and opportunities.