Telkom confirmed as sponsor of Healthcare Innovation Summit

Duncan Alfreds

On the 19th of August 2015, healthcare and technology leaders will convene at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.”

“Technology is a natural partner for the healthcare sector, with tremendous potential for improving diagnosis and patient care, as well as resource planning, research and development. Telkom is proud to be associated with this event,” said Johan Henning, managing director of Telkom Business.

They are a Forbes Top 2000 company with the country’s largest fibre network. Telkom offers business, residential and mobile customers a wide range of voice, data and technology services.

Topics to be discussed at the Healthcare Innovation Summit include:

– The future of medicine: healing hands or robotic arms

– Telemedicine as a model for healthcare service delivery: Is Africa ready for “care at a

– Protecting pharmaceutical intellectual property rights in Africa

– Towards universal health coverage with mobile money

– Bringing Technology Innovation to Cancer Treatment and Delivery

– Data analysis and business intelligence for healthcare resource planning

– POPI: The impact on Healthcare

Rising costs, changing demographics and growing consumer expectations are changing healthcare. Providers and payers are seeking better quality care and improved outcomes whilst striving for much more efficient models of delivery.

These pressures for transformation are changing the status of IT in healthcare as it facilitates an information revolution in healthcare. Increasingly, ICT is being used more collaboratively to support and drive substantial cultural and strategic change and provide the infrastructure, processes and tools to support this.

This African Innovator Roundtable on Innovation in Healthcare has been developed to provide critical input for stakeholders in healthcare, providing objective, timely, evaluation of the different healthcare challenges and applications and solutions for tackling them.

For more information visit or contact Vardis Banga on +27 11 026 0982 or

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