Over the past few years, the SASCI Visiting Professor Program has become a highlight on the SASCI Academic calendar. This year, with the longstanding support from Medtronic and Pharma Dynamics, SASCI brought world renowned interventional cardiologist, Professor David R Holmes Jr from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA to South Africa for a two-month tenure.
“On Monday 5 February, I arrived here in South Africa with the endless possibilities to interact with physicians, catheterization lab staff and patients. The goal to foster the interchange of ideas and implement new evolving approaches for the treatment of a variety of cardiovascular diseases – from complex interventional procedure to structural heart disease such as left atrial appendage occlusion. In this first week I am struck by several observations.”Read more
Submission by the South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention - HMI Tariff Determination Project
SASCI welcomes the opportunity to participate in this part of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI), addressing the issue of price determination. It has noted the HMI’s document on this regard, as well as the submissions made on Friday, 13 October 2017, by various stakeholders on this matter.
As a matter of background, SASCI wishes to raise the following as relevant to the current HMI project, as it shows how the fixation on line items and specific codes and tariffs are frustrating to doctors, and possibly not in the best interest of patientsRead more
ISCAP (Interventional Society of Cath Lab Allied Professionals) is an active Working Group of the South African Society of Cardiovascular Interventions (SASCI). ISCAP is dedicated to emphasizing quality standards; establishing of criteria for credentialing and developing guidelines for training in cardiac/paediatric catheterisation/ electrophysiology and endovascualar laboratories.Read more
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