The Institute of Health Risk Managers is an independent training provider specialising in the healthcare industry. IHRM offers accredited Qualifications, part qualifications as Skills Programmes, and short courses. The courses are practical in nature to ensure workplace readiness skills.
Our training, webinars, 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.
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Upcoming Courses & Webinars
31 July 2020 – Update on the Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Schemes and Private Hospitals
by Christoff Raath, Joint CEO of Insight Actuaries and Consultants. Christoff will present an updated analysis from his May webinar.
Recently Featured Webinar
Progress towards NHI and its Constitutionality
on 23 July 2020 – renowned Constitutional law expert, Patrick Bracher and NHI Fund Developer, Dr Nicholas Crisp, shared their insights on the status of the NHI and the constitutionality of the proposals made in the NHI Bill.
Weekly News Update
T-cells: the missing link in coronavirus immunity? Business Live 20 July 2020 – Evidence is emerging that T-cells, which can “remember” past infections and kill pathogens if they reappear, have a big influence on how long patients remain resistant to reinfection by Covid-19. “Antibodies do look slightly precarious and transient in the blood, while there is a lot of evidence that T-cells are long lasting,” said Mala Maini, professor of viral immunology at University College London (UCL).Read More
About The Institute of Health Risk Managers
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.
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.
The COVID-19 outbreak has now worsened to a global pandemic. We have put mitigation plans in place to limit contact and prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 has changed the way we do business, and we are looking forward to this new chapter. It has forced us to go online and I am sure that this will continue after COVID-19 as it has many advantages.
The President, Departments of Health and Education have published guidance, which we follow.
The following are credible sources of information on COVID-19.
- National Department of Health: http://www.health.gov.za/index.php/outbreaks/145-corona-virus-outbreak/465-corona-virus-outbreak
Public Toll Free Number: 0800 029 999
- National Institute for Communicable Diseases: http://www.nicd.ac.za/
- World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- WebMD provides information on the virus: https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus#1
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As businesses and workforces have become globally remote, participation in the same training at the same time with one’s colleagues became a real challenge. Now, Facilitated Blended Learning and eLearning Programmes offers learning opportunities for even the most distant team members.
Travel expenses are not a concern since Facilitated Blended Learning or purely eLearning requires no travel to an onside location, for either the instructor or the learner.
The value of an instructional setting that is two-way, person-to-person, and in real time is proven. Facilitated Blended Learning carries out the same valuable features as the traditional classroom.