A brand new version of our health passport system ‘COMETS‘ is currently under development in the Netherlands and will be launched by December. Made in partnership with ORTEC, this update should fix the major flaws of the software and considerably improve the user-friendliness of the interface, optimising its usability. Officially named ‘ISON 0.1’ but internally…

Bringing together some of the worlds most talented econometrics students from 30 different universities, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge amongst others, the 16th Annual World Econometrics Championship, held in Amsterdam from 29 March 2015, will encourage these future world-shapers to consider a deeper element of thought than their usual case studies require. This year, North…

This week, OR2013, the International Conference on Operations Research, kicked off in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The conference brings leaders from academia, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector together to explore how operations research and optimisation processes can positively impact people, business, and society as a whole. As part of the conference, which is being hosted in…

What defines the leading corporate health programs? How are companies across sectors thinking about innovation, sustainability and the future of their work? Learn from the 2013 Business Action on Health award winners as they discuss their current programs’ effectiveness and their goals for the years ahead. Recently, GBCHealth announced a new video interview series called…

Last week, the latest version of North Star’s client health monitoring system, COMETS, called ‘PANSTARRS’, was rolled out in four of our Roadside Wellness Centres in Tanzania. In the coming weeks, patients visiting our clinics in Dar-es-Salaam, Kahama, Tunduma, and Mwanza will be the first to benefit from the improved system, which supports the diagnosis of…

As part of our partnership with the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation (ALCO), North Star Alliance’s custom made electronic patient management system COMETS is now also being implemented in ALCO’s 8 existing information units at the borders and 13 referral centers along West Africa’s busiest transport corridor. In order for the system to become fully operational, ALCO and North…

On May 16th, North Star Alliance and long time partner ORTEC were awarded the 2013 Technology for Health Award at the GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards in New York, in recognition of their combined efforts to track and counter the spread of disease with a unique electronic health passport system, called COMETS. Today, we’re…

Dear Friends, This past week, our long-time partner ORTEC received the prestigious ‘Technology for Health’ Award, from the hands of Her Excellency Madam Ngema-Zuma, the First Lady of South Africa, as part of the Global Business Action on Health Awards for the support they’ve shown North Star in developing our electronic health passport system, “COMETS”….

On April 16th, a long-haul truck driver named Simon was the first person to have his fingerprint scanned prior to having his blood pressure checked as part of a new pilot programme being run at our Roadside Wellness Centre (RWC) in Cato Ridge, South Africa. The pilot programme, which will also run at our Beitbridge…

Computerworld announced today that our long-time parter, ORTEC, has been named as a 2013 Honors Laureate in recognition of their work with North Star Alliance.

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