Author - Shivani Ranchod

Lessons in life and death

How our first patients let us know we were doing the right thing. When we started Alignd, and building the Alignd.Palliative offering, we had years and years of training, research, networking and experience between us. It covered all the fields and skills needed to launch a business like this. And we had planned everything in minute detail. But until we took on our first patients, [...]

The license to fly in a perfect storm

Alignd has just been accredited by the Council for Medical Schemes as a managed care organisation. This is an extremely significant milestone for us, as we gear up to assist our partners and clients with navigating the current COVID-19 pandemic. Up to this point, the Alignd.Palliative solution has been targeted at cancer patients. However, the current COVID-19 crisis brings together a [...]

Time to talk: Palliative care and coronavirus

As we face a devastating global pandemic, let’s not lose sight of the need for communication and compassion. At Alignd, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to help people live their best lives right up until the last moment. The COVID-19 crisis cuts deeply, not just because of the spectre of wide-spread illness and death, but also [...]

Dr David Cameron

Palliative care in South Africa: An interview with Dr. David Cameron

Dr David Cameron has been involved in the care of people with advanced serious illnesses over the past 30 years. These patients face many challenges, including unpleasant symptoms and a significant loss of independence. They need increasing help with their daily activities. They also face an uncertain future with regards to recovery or further decline and a premature death. [...]

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Alignd wins Best Journal Paper at prestigious BHF Titanium Awards

Alignd shone at the recent BHF Conference Titanium Awards night with the cofounders winning Best Journal Paper Award entitled The devil’s in the detail: A value-based contracting case study. The case study focused on the personal experience of Alignd’s cofounders in developing a value-based contracting solution for the South African market. “The award signifies growing industry recognition of our work and [...]

Andrew Davies, Signapps™

Putting the patient at the centre of the conversation

Alignd recently partnered with South African tech business Signapps™, which has developed Signapps™ Care, a care-co-ordination platform. The platform is a core component in the delivery of Alignd’s value-based care model.  We chatted to Signapps™ founder Andrew Davies about the platform and his motivation behind starting the business. Alignd: What is the significance behind the development of Signapps™ Care platform? Davies: [...]

The launch of the model proposed by Alignd has been perfectly timed.

Liz Still, editor of the 2019 Healthcare Edition in South Africa spoke to Alignd about the current state of the healthcare sector in the country and how Alignd’s business proposition fits into it. Alignd: You are in the process of completing the 2019 edition of Healthcare Edition in South Africa.  How would you summarise the most critical aspects facing the [...]

Transforming the last chapter of life

We stand in dappled light in a verdant field, taking photographs for the website for our new company: Alignd. The photographer’s name is Clare. She is tall, soulful, coaxing us to step forward and to claim our place: We’re here to drive much needed change in our healthcare system; We have a bold vision for a new world [...]

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