IQVIA set to launch digital platform to connect healthcare professionals

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 01 February 2018 – Leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and human data science, IQVIA, formerly known as Quintiles IMS, has announced plans to launch a digital healthcare platform. The move is aimed at deepening networking and collaboration among healthcare providers and helps stem the ugly trend of inter-professional rivalry in Nigeria’s health industry

IQVIA HCPSpace is a platform designed to bring together all specialties and subspecialties of Doctors – Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and all other Healthcare Professionals, where they can connect to peers, follow Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), discuss medical cases, establish public/private groups, view videos for increased knowledge, earn Continuing Professional Development, CPD points from content provided by approved bodies and KOLs, find jobs and career opportunities across multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East.

The platform is device-independent, mobile-responsive and optimized, and available for free download as native IOS and Android apps in the relevant app stores. As a social tool that leverages technology and human insight, IQVIA HCPSpace will radically alter Nigeria’s health landscape for good, according to experts.

Speaking on the impending launch, Country Manager, IQVIA West Africa, Pharm. Remi Adeseun said, “we believe in collaboration and networking in an environment that can be trusted and one which is dedicated to verified healthcare professionals across Nigeria, Africa as a whole and the Middle East. The IQVIA HCPSpace will help improve the Healthcare Professionals’ practice, patient experience and produce desired healthcare outcomes.”

It would be recalled that a Communiqué was issued at the end of the Inter-Professional Collaboration Symposium organized by the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN. The event which held on May 11, 2017, at the University of Lagos encapsulated an 8-points resolution and identified the concept of universal communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals that is yielding documented benefits and gains in the healthcare sector across the world.

For more information on HCPSpace, please visit – https://hcpspace.solutions.iqvia.com

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About IQVIA 

IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. IQVIA enables companies to rethink approaches to clinical development and commercialization, innovate with confidence as well as accelerate meaningful healthcare outcomes. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality. IQVIA’s approach to human data science is powered by the IQVIA CORE™, driving unique actionable insights at the intersection of big data, advanced technology, and analytics with extensive industry knowledge.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing the information that helps their customers drive human health outcomes forward. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors, and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. To learn more, visit www.IQVIA.com.

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2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

AudioAge – JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 25 July 2016 –  Healthcare and technology executives will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg for the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit.

The Summit will be held on 24 & 25 August 2016, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.”

The 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit will bring senior-level healthcare professionals to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how healthcare is being redefined through technology. From luminary keynotes to provocative panel discussions, this year’s event features a diverse roster of thought-leading, incisive speakers from across the healthcare spectrum.   Each year a who’s who of Africa’s healthcare and health tech community gather for two days of networking, lively intellectual exchange, and exploration to see what’s new, what’s cutting edge, and what will shape the future of healthcare. Join your peers and help shape the future of healthcare.

 

Why This Summit?
Access to facilities and medication, lack of skills and chronic disease care continue to place demands on existing healthcare resources in Africa, while economic turbulence propels governments to scrutinize healthcare budgets more closely.

Equally importantly, a growing expectation on safety, access and enhanced patient experience from the consumer space urges healthcare services to be further integrated and ubiquitous.
The African Innovator Healthcare Innovation Summit is a regional conference that examines the value of technology in improving healthcare provision and the efficiencies it brings to healthcare systems.

Confirmed sponsors for this event include T-Systems, Fortinet, Veeam, Checkpoint Software, Epson among others.

Who should attend?
The conference will assemble participants including CXOs, Department Heads and Senior Management from: Government, Public and private hospitals, CIOs and IT Managers in healthcare, Health-Tech Entrepreneurs and startups, Clinics, Technology solution providers and Academics. Decision makers and professionals in the healthcare and technology fields are welcome to join the conference to network and exchange strategies with their peers.

 

Key topics to be discussed at the event:

  • Connectivity to Drive Better Healthcare Outcomes
  • Catching the wave of wearables
  • Mobility and the healthcare workforce
  • Healthcare records, patient privacy and security
  • Towards universal health coverage with mobile money
  • The future of medicine: healing hands or robotic arms?
  • Delivering the benefits of Digital in healthcare
  • Protecting innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

 

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.

 

Conference Information:
Date:
 24 & 25 August, 2016
Delegate Fee: R4 950
Early Bird Fee: R3 950 (Ending 01 August 2016)
The conference registration fee includes entry into all round table sessions, networking sessions, all conference documents, delegate bags, corporate gifts and USB sticks, light lunch and refreshments.

To Book visit: www.africaninnovatormagazine.com/healthcare
Contact:
[f] 0866 130 386 [t] +27 11 026 0981 [e] events@itnewsafrica.com

Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

AudioAge – JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa -14 July 2016 – Fortinet has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016).
From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.”

Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network – today and into the future.

Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture, according to the company, can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. More than 270,000 customers worldwide trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

Why This Summit?
Access to facilities and medication, lack of skills and chronic disease care continue to place demands on existing healthcare resources in Africa, while economic turbulence propels governments to scrutinize healthcare budgets more closely.

Equally importantly, a growing expectation on safety, access and enhanced patient experience from the consumer space urges healthcare services to be further integrated and ubiquitous.
The African Innovator Healthcare Innovation Summit is a regional conference that examines the value of technology in improving healthcare provision and the efficiencies it brings to healthcare systems.

Who should attend?
The conference will assemble participants including CXOs, Department Heads and Senior Management from: Government, Public and private hospitals, CIOs and IT Managers in healthcare, Health-Tech Entrepreneurs and startups, Clinics, Technology solution providers and Academics. Decision makers and professionals in the healthcare and technology fields are welcome to join the conference to network and exchange strategies with their peers.

Key topics to be discussed at the event:

  • Connectivity to Drive Better Healthcare Outcomes
  • Catching the wave of wearables
  • Mobility and the healthcare workforce
  • Healthcare records, patient privacy and security
  • Towards universal health coverage with mobile money
  • The future of medicine: healing hands or robotic arms?
  • Delivering the benefits of Digital in healthcare
  • Protecting innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

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: http://africaninnovatormagazine.com/healthcare/
Alternatively, contact  +27 11 026 0982 or events@itnewsafrica.com

T-Systems Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

AudioAge -JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa – 06 July 2016 – T-Systems has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit.
From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.”
T-Systems forms part of the Deutsche Telekom group of companies, which puts the company in a unique position to combine Information Technology and Telecommunications into replicable, cost effective solutions. Internationally, T-Systems is one of Europe’s leading providers of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and is responsible for serving major business accounts.
Since its inception in South Africa in 1997, T-Systems has cemented its position as one of the most successful companies in the group outside of Europe. T-Systems South Africa proudly employs between 1000 and 1500 professionals. The head office is located in Midrand, Gauteng, with a second major office in Cape Town and several representative offices in locations throughout South Africa.

Key topics to be discussed at the Healthcare Innovation Summit:

 

  • Connectivity to Drive Better Healthcare Outcomes
  • Catching the wave of wearables
  • Mobility and the healthcare workforce
  • Healthcare records, patient privacy and security
  • Towards universal health coverage with mobile money
  • The future of medicine: healing hands or robotic arms?
  • Delivering the benefits of Digital in healthcare
  • Protecting innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

 

Why This Summit?
Access to facilities and medication, lack of skills and chronic disease care continue to place demands on existing healthcare resources in Africa, while economic turbulence propels governments to scrutinize healthcare budgets more closely.

Equally importantly, a growing expectation on safety, access and enhanced patient experience from the consumer space urges healthcare services to be further integrated and ubiquitous.
The African Innovator Healthcare Innovation Summit is a regional conference that examines the value of technology in improving healthcare provision and the efficiencies it brings to healthcare systems.

Who should attend?
The conference will assemble participants including CXOs, Department Heads and Senior Management from: Government, Public and private hospitals, CIOs and IT Managers in healthcare, Health-Tech Entrepreneurs and startups, Clinics, Technology solution providers and Academics. Decision makers and professionals in the healthcare and technology fields are welcome to join the conference to network and exchange strategies with their peers
For more information visit: http://africaninnovatormagazine.com/healthcare/
Alternatively, contact  +27 11 026 0982 or events@itnewsafrica.com

 

 

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Rotary recognizes President Buhari for Nigeria’s commitment to ending polio

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Rotary today presented President Muhammadu Buhari with its Polio Eradication Champion Award

AudioAge – ABUJA,  Nigeria – 09 March  2016 –  In acknowledgment of his government’s efforts   to keep Nigeria polio-free, Rotary (http://www.Rotary.org) today presented  President Muhammadu Buhari with its Polio Eradication Champion Award.

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed Nigeria from its list of polio-endemic countries after the African nation went one year without reporting a case of the disease. The last reported case of polio in Nigeria was July 24, 2014, in south Kano state. Nigeria was the last country on the African continent to report active transmission of the wild poliovirus.

Shortly after taking office in July 2015, President Buhari demonstrated his personal commitment to ending polio by publically immunizing his young granddaughter. In September, he launched polio immunization campaigns in his hometown of Daura, Katsina, by vaccinating local children. Mostly recently, he convened a Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication, through which 36 Nigerian State Governors reaffirmed their commitment to keeping Nigeria polio-free.

“Progress against polio in Nigeria, while a tremendous achievement, remains fragile. The country must ensure high-quality polio campaigns and surveillance activity for at least another two years, or risk the return of this disease,” said Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran. “President Buhari and the Nigerian government have shown they are equal to this challenge, maintaining strong commitment and public support for polio immunization in the face of zero cases.”

Rotary established the Polio Eradication Champion Award in 1995 to recognize leaders and others who have made significant contributions to the global eradication of polio. Past recipients include Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain; Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland; and Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General.

Rotary launched its polio immunization program PolioPlus (http://www.EndPolio.org) in 1985, and in 1988 became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (http://www.PolioEradication.org) with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the initiative launched in 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to less than 75 confirmed in 2015.

Rotary’s roles within the initiative are fundraising, advocacy, and social mobilization. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.5 billion to ending polio, including more than $225 million in grants to support polio eradication activities in Nigeria and countless volunteer hours by members of Nigeria’s 311 Rotary clubs. To date, more than 2.5 billion children worldwide have been immunized against the paralyzing and potentially fatal disease.

Along with on-the-ground support, including program oversight at all levels, the government of Nigeria has invested more than $112 million in its own polio eradication activities.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Rotary.

 

Contact: Stéphanie Tobler-Mucznik, +41 (44) 387-7116, Stephanie.ToblerMucznik@rotary.org

About Rotary
Rotary (http://www.Rotary.org) brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit rotary.org (http://www.Rotary.org) and endpolio.org (http://www.EndPolio.org) for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio. Video and still images will be available on The NewsMarket (http://www.APO.af/WdT5lc).

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