The New Zealand Institute of Health Management (NZIHM).  

Our vision

Better leadership. Healthier communities.

Our mission

Recognise, develop and support effective health leadership and management to deliver quality services and improve health and wellbeing.


  1. Develop and support health leaders and managers.
  2. Promote the profession of health and community leadership and management.
  3. Ensure a sustainable and vibrant College for the future.


NZIHM has been contributing to improving healthcare management since 1946 and is one of NZ's oldest serving healthcare organisations.  

Via MOU, NZIHM is a branch of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), who have 10 branches throughout Australia, NZ and Hong Kong.  NZIHM has active branches in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch. We provide a wide variety of information services to keep members abreast of current developments and thinking in Health Services Management.  No Branch near you?  We welcome member interaction - let us know and we can put you in touch with members in your area.  Membership to NZIHM is your path to Fellowship - final examination of 2018 fellowship to be held at ACHSM Annual Congress.  

Watch this space for the 2019 intake. See Fellowship criteria under EDUCATION section.


ACHSM Conference:   Make plans to attend the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) 2018 Asia-Pacific Annual Congress in Darwin, Australia – 19-21 September 2018.  Let us know if you are going so we can arrange for you to join us for dinner!



2018 congress registrations open

Our annual Asia-Pacific health leadership congress will be held 19 – 21 Sep at the Darwin Convention Centre this year. We already have a number of speakers confirmed. We expect early bird registrations to open very soon. Keep an eye on our website at to stay in the loop. It's also a good idea to follow ACHSM on social media.


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ACHSM memberships now due for renewal

Thank you to all our members who have renewed their membership. ACHSM's membership runs from 1 April to 31 March. 

If you haven't had a chance to renew yours since it expired on 31 Mar, log into our website or call us so we can help you renew.

Are your details up to date? 

Log in to check or call us on +61 2 8753 5100, Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm Australian Eastern time on business days.




Upcoming Auckland branch Seminar with Dr Vanessa Salek - 14 August 2018

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Vanessa’s talk will draw on her health sector experience and research to explore the potential and pitfalls of using routinely collected electronic data to support improvements in health care quality



ACHSM Competency framework

The ACHSM Board determined to undertake a comprehensive review of the IHF Global Directory including a gap analysis against recent work in the region and indeed our existing Framework.


Australia's health 2016

This is the 15th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots.