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Patients rate South Africa’s Top 20 hospitals for 2018

Patients rate South Africa’s Top 20 hospitals for 2018

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 08:42 GMT

Now in its fifth year of reporting, Discovery Health is pleased to release its annual list of 20 leading South African hospitals as rated by patients through the Patient Survey Score (PaSS). The Top 20 list is based on aggregated surveys completed by members of medical schemes administered by Discovery Health rating their in-hospital experience across various aspects of care.

​Discovery Health Medical Scheme paid R56.4bn in healthcare claims in 2018

​Discovery Health Medical Scheme paid R56.4bn in healthcare claims in 2018

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:14 GMT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS/the Scheme), South Africa’s leading open medical scheme, today presented its results for the 2018 calendar year. Chief Medical Officer of the Scheme, Dr Unati Mahlati, said; “In tough economic times and with an increasing concern for our members’ ability to afford contributions, we have nevertheless continued to grow and attract new members.

New Vitality HealthyDining benefit offers members up to 25% cash back through Uber Eats

New Vitality HealthyDining benefit offers members up to 25% cash back through Uber Eats

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 11:04 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches HealthyDining with Uber Eats – offering members up to 25% cash back on healthier meal options when ordering takeaway food via the Uber Eats app, and 50% cash back on Vitality kids’ healthy meals.

Stay healthy this winter with Uber and Discovery Health

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 09:18 GMT

The flu season is almost here and Discovery Health has once again partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem to make it more convenient for South Africans to get vaccinated. On 2 May 2019, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but nurses with flu vaccinations will be available to administer flu shots.

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Vitality members can now earn an Apple Watch by being more active

Vitality members can now earn an Apple Watch by being more active

News   •   Dec 10, 2015 19:58 GMT

Discovery announces the activation of Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch for Vitality members in South Africa encouraging healthier, more active living.

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Taking preventive health measures is relevant in every decade, but the risks increase with age, so it’s important to keep track and prioritise good behaviours in order to stay healthy for as long as you can. The article lists recommended screenings for women from their twenties to their sixties and beyond.

Whether we like it or not, our bodies deteriorate with time. But every minute of exercise is well worth it. Here, a biokineticist shares her advice on how to ensure women get the most health benefits from their workouts – whatever their age.

Equipping women with knowledge and skills in healthy eating can have a hugely positive ripple effect in terms of health outcomes for families, communities and society in general. This article looks at the best ways for women to pack in nutrients for a healthy body and mind at different life stages.

How Vitality makes people healthier

How Vitality makes people healthier

Documents   •   Jun 27, 2017 11:21 GMT

The Vitality business model leverages advances in behavioural economics to incentivize people to make healthier choices and dynamically rewards them for reducing their risk, in the form of premium reductions and other benefits. Vitality is now credited as a leading example of shared value in insurance, backed by clinical evidence that members are healthier, live longer and claim less.