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.

6 July 2018 -

NHI Bill and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill Overview and

The National Beneficiary Registry: Obligations and considerations for schemes regarding member confidentiality

Prof Alex van den Heever, Wits, will be giving us an overview of the NHI and Medical Scheme Amendment Bills.

Altair Richards from renowned law firm ENS, will provide an in-depth assessment of the issue and explore the provisions in the MSA, POPI and other legislation which have a bearing on the obligations of schemes regarding the treatment personal beneficiary information.

The recent request by the National Department of Health for schemes to submit certain personal and demographic information relating to members and their dependants for the purposes of developing a National Beneficiary Repository has caused concern amongst medical scheme trustees as to their obligations around confidentiality of member information.

While the letter contains assurances from the NDoH that legal guidance has been sought from State Law Advisors and independent legal counsel regarding the powers of the Minister of Health and the functions conferred onto the CMS, the question of whether trustees of schemes are legally permitted to hand over the information remains in question.

Please join us on Friday the 6 July 2018 for this seminar from 08h30 for 09h00 until 12h00 at the Glenhove Conference Centre, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose North

To register click here

NEWFLASH - FAIS compliance
FSB Board notice 194 introduces new training requirements applicable to medical scheme brokers:

  • Class of business training
  • CPD

The requirement for a recognised qualification remains unchanged. We offer the accredited wealth management level 5 qualification, that is recognised by the FSB. IHRM is now offering class of business training.

We have scheduled class of business training for 25-26 July 2018 click here to register.

For more information on CPD activities click here.