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Medical Brief: SA developed healthcare app contains costs improves frontline worker safety during CoVID-19

20 Jul 2020

A South African developed healthtech app, Signapps, has been taken up by South African private hospitals as a tool to manage the escalating costs of COVID patient care.

Each day, the number of COVID patients needing care is increasing across the country and the overflow from state hospitals is being taken up by private hospitals.

In terms of a recent and unprecedented deal struck between private hospital groups and the Department of Health, the state will pay private hospitals a fixed fee per patient per day for COVID-19 care. Fixed fee agreements usually include hospital, treatment, investigatory and practitioner charges.

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