Tag - Medical Schemes

Dr Lungi Nyathi

My 3 big things for 2022

Alignd CEO, Dr Lungi Nyathi, is excited about the year ahead for Alignd, and for value-based palliative care. Here’s why… “Without this care [through Alignd], things would be very difficult for my mom and us – the support for the family is particularly valuable. It’s given us all the strength to carry on. If anyone has serious cancer, they should [...]

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Does your medical aid offer you ongoing palliative (not only end-of-life) care?

Recently Discovery Health announced their new member benefits for 2022. We were thrilled to see they had enhanced their palliative care offering to cover not just end-of-life care but early access too. Palliative care, in the true sense of the term, is ongoing support on diagnosis of a serious illness. We’re thrilled because we are no longer the lone voice [...]

Dr Lungi Nyathi

Alignd announces Dr Lungi Nyathi as new CEO

Press release: Alignd has appointed Dr Lungi Nyathi as CEO from December this year Dr Lungi Nyathi joins Alignd from Medscheme/Afrocentric Health where she served as Executive Director for over five years. She brings to her new role a wealth of experience, having worked in the healthcare sector in executive, management, and clinical roles over the past 11 years. Welcoming Nyathi, [...]

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 [...]

Questions to ask your palliative care doctor

Take a look at this list of questions to ask your palliative care doctor so you feel informed and empowered during your illness. When you’re diagnosed with a serious illness, it’s common to have a mixture of many emotions – fear, anger, sadness, anxiety, guilt. But also, if you have had symptoms for a long time or have undergone [...]

Palliative care FAQs

We answer some of the most commonly asked questions around palliative care from patients and their families. Do I need to stop seeing my oncologist if I start to see a palliative care doctor?No, palliative care is an extra layer of support and the palliative care doctor will work alongside your oncologist and any other involved healthcare practitioners such as [...]

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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 [...]

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