South African Institute of Health Care Managers

Welcome to the South African Institute of Health Care Managers!

Main ancillary purpose and objectives:

  • To provide support for building a cadre of efficient healthcare managers determined to deliver quality healthcare services, through creation of capacity building, networking and communication opportunities;
  • To collaborate in matters of management with any other association or business having the same or similar objectives as the Company;

With the introduction of the National Health Insurance (NHI) in 2011 the need for qualified health care managers became more urgent than ever. This transformation in the health care sector poses an enormous challenge which requires exceptional skills from those in positions of health care management. Improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness regarding the implementation and execution of health care strategies, along with the newly introduced NHI require competent, skilled and highly motivated managers.

The South African Institute of Health Care Managers (SAIHCM) recognises that a new breed of health care managers is needed; not one that is only technically competent, based on qualifications, but a breed equipped with attributes such as vision and innovation; skills like emotional intelligence and insights into interpersonal relationships in a service sector, and ability to deal with diverse staff complexities in a challenging environment that impacts on people’s lives.

To achieve this objective the Institute acknowledges the importance of collaboration with and support from key role players in the public and private sectors with the ultimate aim of growing SAIHCM’s membership to become a powerful voice promoting high standards of health care management in South Africa.

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Eperience wanted when appling for Healthcare Management posts - Posted 21 May 2018

Afternoon Team,Im currently studying "Higher Certificate In Healthcare Management" with Regent Business School. Ive been checking the vacancies and my corcern is most of them (if not all) wants experience of over 5yrs in the industry which i dont haveAny advice as to how to go about getting in the...

Free Management and Leadership short courses for Undergraduate Healthcare Students - Posted 26 February 2018

IntroductionThe Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) Management Short Courses are entry level management programmes that successfully develop the skills of young potential managers, supervisors, and team leaders. Course HighlightsStudents that enroll...

Free Management and Leadership short courses for Undergraduate Healthcare Students - Posted 26 February 2018

IntroductionThe Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) Management Short Courses are entry level management programmes that successfully develop the skills of young potential managers, supervisors, and team leaders. Course HighlightsStudents that enroll...

Save the date: South African Medical Association (SAMA) Conference - Posted 26 February 2018

Dear SAIHCM Members,Save the date for the SAMA Conference themed Patient Centred Care, taking place 17-19 August 2018 at Sun City.See attached brochure.Kind RegardsSAIHCM

Request for proposals to conduct a study on remuneration of Doctors - Posted 26 February 2018

The South African Medical Association through its Employed Doctor Department and the interim Employed Doctors Committee has commissioned a study evaluate the remuneration of doctors during normal working hours and after working hours. This is a Request for Proposal (RFP) to interested applicants...