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Annual HPCSA fees 2018/19

Google’s ‘Predictive EHR’ Uses Machine Learning to Forecast Health Events

The US Patent and Trademark Office on January 31 published Google’s patent application for a “deep machine learning” system that uses longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) data to predict future health events.

The clinical decision support system can also help physicians identify patients who are most in need of help and can display the key clinical markers that underlie the predictions, according to Google.

Google announced the concept last May and filed the patent application in July. The Patent Office has not yet granted a patent for the predictive EHR system.

Announcement from the HPCSA

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

Dear Emergency Care Practitioner,

Your scope of practice has changed with the publication of the updated Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). You can now do MORE than a few months ago.

It is now your responsibility to ensure that you know exactly what these changes are and how it effects your work. In other words you must make sure that you are competent to apply these changes because in most cases it requires MORE clinical skills!

The good news is that Focus on Health, in association with Life Occupational Health, now brings you all the changes in an easy-to-read A4 booklet. AND you can achieve 30 CPD points by answering questions on each section.

The cost involved is similar to that of our CPD program and you become a member of Focus on Health. Please note that to take part in the CPG update, you will be required to remain a member for two (2) years.

Complete our Quick Contact form and we will send you an application form.

Workers shut down Department of Health building

Please take note: Proceedings at the the Department of Health building in Pretoria has been shut down, due to a strike by staff members. All communication and applications to the DoH will be delayed until further notice. We will keep you updated as far as possible.

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