Vision & Mission

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EMC via its operations and network facilitates the provision of affordable and good quality healthcare service delivery and healthcare solutions for patients and providers from disadvantaged areas and in areas of need.

EMC aspires  for a standard for providing and managing healthcare to the emerging market GPs and to be a leading independent  network in the country.

As an operational entity, the organisation runs effectively as a non for profit and is absent of corporate involvement and any vertical integration with any hospital group.

History

Emerging Market Healthcare Ltd (EMC) is a provider & patient initiative within the base of 200 Black doctors from disadvantaged areas of the Western Cape in January 2004.

The EMC is a genuine South African empowerment story of a home grown enterprise created within the network and patient base of the previously disadvantaged areas of the Western Cape in the face of high barriers to entry within an administrator and hospital dominated healthcare environment.

The DFPA is the oldest IPA in the country, having been established in 1984.The DFPA is one of the surviving partner organisations that were involved in the transformation of MASA to SAMA in 1994.

EMC was established in 2003 when the founding doctor group (DFPA) took the paradigm shift to create a healthcare contracting entity, driven by providers, to control their own healthcare information.

As an operational entity, it runs effectively as a non for profit and is absent of corporate involvement and any vertical integration with any hospital group. We have a frugal activity based costing mentality, which together with our own proprietary IT infrastructure (managed care, patient based, protocols based) allows for price competitiveness, an integrated DSP development and genuine empowerment and risk transfer to the family practitioner and other primary care providers.

The philosophy of empowering the 2 constants in the intangible and heterogeneous healthcare service chain, the patient and the doctor, has underpinned our organisation’s societal approach to healthcare.

Corporate Value

At EMC, we believe that above all else, our business should place the patient needs and rights first.

Hence we must respect the integrity of our profession, the integrity of information we receive and manage the integrity of the patients we serve.

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