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MSH progress gains momentum

2018 was a highly successful year for the group, and further progress is envisaged in 2019 Medical Specialist Holdings (MSH) has achieved a number of milestones this year, all of which are positive indicators of greater progress in 2019.In 2018, we were successful as a group ...
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The 5th ICON Conference

The 5th ICON conference was recently held at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town and proved to be a successful and enlightening meeting. ...
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Unlocking value: Optimising outcomes at 5th ICON conference

Spotlight on value, cost and outcomes for cancer patients in SA The 5th biennial Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) conference to be staged in Cape Town later this year will address key issues around delivering quality treatment at a reasonable cost, and in turn providing an ...
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Save the date: The 5th ICON Conference, 17 – 19 August 2018, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town.

The theme for this year’s conference is Optimising outcomes: Unlocking value, with a focus on real-world oncology with information pertinent to the South African context. Invited international speakers include Prof. Mary Gospodarowicz (Professor at the University of Toronto, Medical Director of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and ...
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Public private partnership saves the lives of cancer patients

Public and private practice collaborate to deliver exceptional healthcare to patients in Port Elizabeth. In August 2017, the Livingstone Oncology Department in Port Elizabeth, a public-sector healthcare facility, undertook maintenance and repair work on its radiation machines. The goal was to ensure the machines were upheld ...
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From statistics to savings

The ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress in Scotland benefited from insight and analysis spanning the gamut of topics from modelling to outcomes. One of the presentations at the event was delivered by South Africa’s Loamie Kotze, a statistician at MSH, in which she examined the methodology, ...
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Murray Izzett elected as ISPOR board member

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) is a multi-disciplinary professional membership society that focuses on the benefits of therapeutic and diagnostic such as medicine within the spheres of policy, science and economics, alongside the value that it brings to the patient. It asks ...
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Change is coming – be informed

ICON members will have an unprecedented opportunity to engage with value-based care pioneer, Diana Verrilli, at events around the country this March. ...
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ICON puts its money where its mouth is

A groundbreaking case study on the impact of ICON’s model in a leading South African medical scheme has demonstrated conclusively that it is possible to improve healthcare outcomes without spending more – and that collaboration is the key. ...
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Out-the-box solutions ahead to curb rising healthcare costs

There’s an urgent need to rethink payment models in healthcare, medical economists have argued – and the potential benefits are enormous in under-resourced markets such as South Africa. ...