Welcome to The Institute of Health Risk Managers

The Institute of Health Risk Managers is an independent training provider specialising in the healthcare industry. The South African healthcare system consists of a public and a private sector. Each sector has the same basic elements – patients, doctors and other healthcare providers and funders. The relationship between each of these players differs for each of the sectors. However, the goal is the same – good patient outcomes with limited resources. The dynamic and evolutionary nature of the healthcare industry, brought about by the increased demand for limited health care resources within the constraints of government’s goal of universal access to quality healthcare for all its citizens has changed the landscape significantly.

Our training, seminars, workshops and weekly news updates are designed to meet the knowledge, skills and industry updates for all working in healthcare. We encourage participation and interaction amongst funders and providers to our events with the aim of achieving better understanding of each one’s needs and to achieve the goal of improved patient outcomes within an environment of limited funding. As South Africa progresses on the journey of healthcare reforms the challenge to medical schemes and administrators is to become the most efficient in the industry. Thus skilling employees has become a business imperative.


We invite you to join us at our seminar to be held on 20 April when Elsabe Klinck will be presenting on Amendments to the Medicines Act (Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965) which came into effect from 1 June 2017, and will have a potentially far-reaching effect on device manufacturers, pharma, funders and health service providers. 

Under these new amendments: 

  • Medical schemes will only be permitted to reimburse the cost of registered products; 
  • The sale of medicines and devices in terms of any rebates, bonusses or incentive schemes is prohibited;  
  • Medical devices will now be strictly regulated, in a manner similar to medicines’ and, 
  • Free supply of products are prohibited.  

Time: 08h30 for 09h00 until 11h00

Venue: Glenhove Conference Centre, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg

Although a temporary exemption was granted for devices for this year, business models, budgets and the likes will be significantly impacted from 2019 onwards. 

These amendments also usher in a change in the regulatory authority which will now oversee both medicines and devices. 

Don’t miss this important seminar where Elsabe Klinck, CEO of EKA will unpack the implications of the changes on the health sector. 

To register click here