Main PHISC Committee


The purpose of the PHISC is:

  • to agree, communicate, provide implementation guidelines and monitor wherever possible, national health information standards in the private health industry and to do so with maximum co-operation with all interested parties


The committee limits its focus to those industry-wide challenges which involve:

  • research, recommendation and when possible, implementation of the following standards
  • diagnostic and procedural
  • diagnostic related groupers
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • messaging and software technical
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Areas of focus which are considered out-of-scope pertain to standards which require legislation or implementation at a national level. 

PHISC Management Committee Members

Committee Chairperson Co-Chairperson
PHISC San-Mari Matthee Matt Zylstra
Clinical Coding Erna van Rooyen Lize Muller
Electronic Health Records Lourens Walters David Morrison
Message Standards Maria van der Walt Corné Vaughn
Pharmaceutical Coding Inez Naidu Jeanine Thom
Healthcare Information Governance Hester Huysamen Natalie Zimmelman