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.


FAIS Notice 40 of 2019

FSP, KI and representatives are exempt from CPD requirements in respect of the 2018 CPD cycle uintil 31 July 2019. The 2019 cycle still starts on 1 June 2019.

Two-day Prescribed Minimum Benefit Training - Interpretation and Application as per the Medical Schemes Act

Johannesburg on 18 and 19 July 2019

Cape Town on 30 and 31 July 2019

For more information or to register click here

Medical scheme management skills programme

We offer an INSETA accredited skills programme specifically designed for trustees, principal officers, fund managers and managers in the administration and managed care arena. If you would like an accredited programme that is an excellent foundation to the industry, then this course is for you.

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 Click here for more info

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

We have added 2 new online CPD programmes

  1. Protocols in managing scheme benefits
  2. Corporate Governance