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 at our events with the aim of achieving better understanding of each other'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. Skilling employees has become a business imperative.


The Value of Learnerships - Tax and B-BBEEE implications

New short course - Understanding the body and diseases processes for effective management

Wealth Management 2020 Training Programmes We have finalised the 2020 Wealth Management training dates. You must register for these programmes by 15 November 2019. There is a new Occupational Certificate: Financial advisor that will be replacing the existing qualification in the near future. We will share the details as we receive them.

Medical Schemes Corporate Governance on-line Programme This programme, developed by Debbie Pearmain in collaboration with IHRM, provides guidance as to what the rights and responsibilities of all the parties in managing a medical scheme are. It comprises of 11 modules, and is FPI accredited with 11 CPD points/hours.

Medical scheme trustee, principal officer and fund manager courses - There is an increased focus on boards of trustees being “fit and proper” to manage the affairs of medical schemes. This four-day programme provides trustees, principal officers and fund managers with foundational knowledge and understanding of South Africa’s health system and medical schemes.

Class of Business training will now earn you 14 CPD points for brokers.

New online CPD programmes -

The Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill and its relevance to the medical scheme industry

The what, when and how of the proposed NHI Bill


The HMI Report: A new era for the private healthcare sector

Health law expert, Dr Debbie Pearmain provided a legal analysis of the recommendations contained in the Report, HMI Commissioner, Dr Ntuthuko Bhengu shared his experiences and insights with us and Dr Boshoff Steenekamp discussed factors around policy and implementation.