CarePro – The Allegra Solution for the Healthcare Market

Allegra has positioned itself as a strategic information technology partner to its customers in the healthcare market. CarePro part of Allegra online software has been developed for YOU, the healthcare service provider, so that you may add value to your patients’ quality of life, while at the same time saving time and money for both you and your…

Preventing, Treating and Managing Renal Disease

A tenth of the global population has some form of kidney disease – a condition that is preventable if diagnosed early, treated correctly and managed carefully along with a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Kidney failure in South African adults is mainly due to inherited Hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes – 10 000 people die of kidney…

How To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing public healthcare concern worldwide. Widespread overuse and incorrect prescribing patterns are significant problems, driving drug resistance and introducing a number of unnecessary side effects. When antibiotics don’t work, the result can be longer and more complicated illnesses, more doctor visits, increased use of stronger and more expensive drugs, as well…

Making Healthcare Accessible For All

Over a billion people, close to 15% of the world’s population, are living with some form of disability, with the rate of disability increasing due to ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions. Because disability is incredibly diverse, and while some conditions require more extensive health care treatment than others, all people with…

BIO + KINETICS = Life Through Movement

A biokineticist’s primary function is to improve your quality of life through exercise and movement. When should you consult a biokineticist? If you: suffer from a chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension, arthritis or diabetes suffer from orthopaedic conditions that prevent you from optimising your quality of life had surgery and are finding it…

Vaping – Help or Harm

Vaping — the common slang that describes using an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. It’s been modeled as the far healthier smoking option and the number of young people using e-cigarettes doubled between 2011 and 2012. But are they better for you? The research around the issue is inconclusive and sits at the centre of a…

Childhood Obesity and Lifestyle Management

In South Africa, one of the primary nutrition issues facing the population is that of underweight children as a result of undernutrition. Successive national surveys have since shown a decrease in undernourishment in children. At the same time, however, the prevalence of chronic overnourishment is growing progressively. Childhood overnourishment is a complex disease, with a…

NHI Part 2: What is South Africa‘s National Health Insurance project?

Read Part 1 here: https://theallegrasolution.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/nhi-part-1/ How will it affect those with medical aids (community-rated health insurance)? The view from the white paper is that medical aids in the future will only be an additional voluntary cover and that most of the cover currently provided by the medical aids will be replaced by the NHI fund. Where…

NHI Part 1: What is South Africa‘s National Health Insurance project?

What is National Health Insurance? National Health Insurance (NHI) is a health financing system that is designed to pool funds to provide access to quality, affordable personal health services for all South Africans, based on their health needs and irrespective of their socioeconomic status. NHI is a massive reorganisation of the current health care system,…

Dealing With TB In The Workplace

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death in South Africa, and has led to over 60 000 deaths notified in the country in 2010. Since TB bacteria are spread via droplets, workplaces can be the perfect settings for people to become infected. Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) is one of the most effective…

Welcome to the Allegra Blog

As a company that builds software solutions around the philosophy of TOTAL PATIENT CARE, Allegra aims to bring you current and valuable healthcare information via our blog. As lovers of good coffee ourselves, we urge you to grab a cup ‘o joe, read our blog and expand your knowledge! It is our wish that the content published on…

Clinical CPD Conference Days 2016

IMPORTANT UPDATE We are sad to announce that Allegra’s Clinical CPD Days have been cancelled due to lack of supplier participation. We are dependent on the support of the Pharmaceutical Suppliers in order for us to host such a costly event. Your loyal support and dedicated attendance over the years is highly appreciated. We are…