JOHANNESBURG, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
With double-digit growth in healthcare over the past two years both globally and within the emerging markets, African region witnesses a shift towards a holistic, high-tech approach on new hospital facilities.
To support patient needs and to improve service delivery, Africa's hospitals are outlining new and innovative models of facilities design. These patient-centric models not only integrate traditional healthcare software services but also assert connectivity as a key factor for sustainable health facilities development and in bettering the quality of care. Information technology can help to achieve effective healthcare by tackling the fundamental issues typical to emerging markets: patient access and integrity of patient data. More on the value and business models of connectivity in healthcare will be introduced at the 2nd Annual Health Facilities Design and Development Africa Summit by Debra Sloane, Healthcare Lead for Emerging Markets, Cisco. The summit will also explore in detail the newly released South African National Health Insurance white paper and how this will affect the application of design, construction and equipping of hospital facilities. While reviewing hospital developments already in motion in South Africa and Botswana the summit outlines a blueprint for healthcare facility planning, construction, commissioning and management.
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