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TEDxCapeTown speaker to tackle challenges in SA's complex health care system

TEDxCapeTown will host an event that brings together speakers and audience members to explore the paradox "Open Access Control" in different contexts.

Among these speakers is Dr Heather Tuffin, medical doctor turned improvement scientist.

Tuffin works with staff in the Western Cape health care system to improve patient care processes with the joint aims of improving health outcomes and creating a greater level of joy in the workplace.

In her talk, titled 'Less Than Ideal', she will explore how to find simple solutions to complex challenges in our current health care system.

Tuffin says that it is positive sign that a there is a high demand for healthcare in the country, as this means public access is increasing.

However, there are several bottlenecks and challenges that present opportunities for innovation.

We are seeing a turn around in hospitals and emergency services. Healthcare has become more patient-centred. We are aligning ourselves to their needs and saving our staff in the process.

Dr Heather Tuffin, TEDxCapeTown speaker

2015 marks the 5th anniversary of TEDxCapeTown and Africa Melane also spoke with TedXCapeTown organiser Terri Kruger about to expect from the event.

TedXCapeTown event details:

Date: 15 August
Time: 09h00 – 17h00 (Registration opens 08h00)
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
Price: R380
After Party: Cape Town City Hall
Tickets can be bought at Quicket.

To find out more, visit the TEDxCapeTown website.

Listen to the full conversation, with Africa Melane standing in, on The Redi Tlhabi Show:

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