SAFE ID is a technology company that aims to advance eHealth systems by improving and promoting the accessibility of health information and services in South Africa. The start-up intends to bridge the communication and information gap between citizens and the provision of critical healthcare.

SAFE ID specialises in the provision of user centred informational tools that store and disseminate citizen health information, which is accessible timeously by first respondents during critical emergency situations.

“We have an ambitious vision to be at the forefront of technological innovation for provision of time critical medical information that advances healthcare, wellbeing and safety in South Africa,” said SAFE ID Chief Executive Officer, Zubayr Harneker.

On ETHICORE’s recent acquisition of SAFE ID, Harneker noted that: “We appreciate and recognise the need to work with Government to achieve public policy, legislative and regulatory outcomes that strengthens the contribution of citizen health information in advancing this cause. We have elected to work with ETHICORE because of their professional ethics, unrivalled expertise and experience.”

Improving the quality of care in the public sector necessitates the availability of appropriate and accurate health statistics, medical information and patient identification and treatment.

Abdul Waheed Patel, Managing Director of ETHICORE Political Consulting, added that: “We are excited to be partnering with SAFE ID to inform Government thinking on leveraging lifesaving citizen emergency and health information. The timing hereof is both highly relevant and opportune as Government advances its plans for overhauling healthcare, improving safety, leveraging information and communication technology, and developing new (especially small and medium sized) innovative industries.”

SAFE ID hopes to work with Government to implement and develop the country’s eHealth Strategy in tandem with the objective of prioritising healthcare.

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