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 provide the knowledge, skills and industry updates for all working in healthcare. We encourage participation and interaction between 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 for medical schemes and administrators is to become more efficient.

Improving employee's skills has become a business imperative.


FSCA Communication 9 of 2020 - Impact of COVID-19 on Compliance with various regulatory requirements Download

The 2019/2020 CPD Cycle - Key individuals and representatives are granted an additional 3 months until 31 August 2020 to meet the CPD requirements for this cycle.

The 2020/2021 CPD Cycle - The CPD requirements for this cycle will start on 1 September 2020 and ends on 31 May 2021. The CPD hours will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

New online CPD programmes

  • An Overview of Employee Benefits
  • The Structure and Functions of Medical Schemes
  • HMI Final findings and recommendations report - governance
  • HMI Final findings and recommendations report - supply side regulator of health
  • HMI Final findings and recommendations report - scheme benefits

Class of Business training earns brokers 10 CPD.

SEMINAR - Progress towards the NHI and its Constitutionality?

We are postponing this seminar because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Medical Schemes Corporate Governance online Programme Developed by Debbie Pearmain in collaboration with IHRM. FPI accredited with 11 CPD points/hours.

Medical scheme trustee, principal officer and fund manager courses


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.