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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Course: BA in Health Sciences (Health Service Management) UNISA - Posted 14 August 2018

Type: N/A Duration: Full Time / Part Time The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary psychological and social knowledge, attitudes, skills and applied competence to be trained as counsellors on postgraduate level in various...

News article: ''NHI will guarantee quality healthcare for more than 60^ of SAfricans- Motsoaledi'' - Posted 14 August 2018

Dear SAIHCM member, Kindly find the link to the news article titled: ''NHI will guarantee quality healthcare for more than 60% of SAfricans- Motsoaledi'' https://www.all4women.co.za/1561772/news/south-african-news/nhi-will-guarantee-quality-healthcare-for-more-than-60-of-safricans-motsoaledi Kind...

News article: ''12 reasons why you should be worried about government's national healthcare plans'' - Posted 14 August 2018

Dear SAIHCM member, Kindly find the link to the news article titled: ''12 reasons why you should be worried about government's national healthcare plans'' published by BusinessTech 13 August 2018. https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/264425/12-reasons-why-you-should-be-worried-about-governments-national-healthcare-plans/...

News article: ''Regulating doctors' fees could further harm healthcare'' - Posted 29 June 2018

Dear SAIHCM members, Kindly find link tot he article titled: ''Regulating doctors' fees could further harm healthcare'' published by IOL: https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/regulating-doctors-fees-could-further-harm-healthcare-15709947 Kind Regards SAIHCM

News article: ''Transmforming healthcare through information sharing'' - Posted 29 June 2018

Dear SAIHCM Members, Kindly see a very interesting article published by ITWeb written by Alison Job for Health System Technologies, the article is titled: ''Transforming healthcare through information sharing'' https://www.itweb.co.za/content/JN1gP7O1OrmqjL6m Kind Regards SAIHCM