Strategic Focus

To achieve the position whereby Case Managers are formally recognised as clinical practitioner specialists, experts and vital participants in the health care co-ordination and rehabilitation team who empower clients/members to understand and access good quality and efficient healthcare.

Values

The association is committed to professional excellence by:

  • Encouraging practising Case Managers to service their clients and show an ability to respond to their needs.
  • Endorsing and supporting continuous learning and professional development.
  • Promoting new paradigms and innovation of service and delivery that arise at any opportunity and that can provide for our continued role in effective delivery of Case Management service.
  • Informing Case Managers of new technology to enhance their work environment, their organisations, and the community they serve.
  • Creating opportunities for networking - Inter-hospital, inter-organisational service providers and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Enhancing the role of the Case Manager as a professional practitioner.

Goals

  • To encourage membership by all practising Case managers in all sectors of the health care and rehabilitation industry including private hospitals, government hospitals, medical scheme, managed care organisations, rehabilitation and vocational sectors.
  • To become nationally recognised as the representative body of Case Managers in South Africa.
  • To develop a uniform standard of practice.
  • To promote the value of Case Management to all health care role players.
    To set up regional CMASA Chapters and hold regular meetings that provide a forum for exchange of views, case studies and information and create an opportunity to network at a level that is beneficial to all Case Managers as colleagues.
  • To establish a Case Management education programme:
    • Accreditation criteria
    • Entry level certificate
    • Diploma Course
    • Masters degree
  • To establish affiliations with international Case Manager Organisations in the USA, UK and Australia, and also with other South African allied health care professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
  • To hold an annual conference at which awards are presented in recognition of outstanding performance.
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