Monthly Archives: November, 2010

Special Discount for HMI Members at National Health Summit

Date for your Diary: The 7th National Health Summit, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, Croke Park Conference Centre The HMI is delighted to endorse the 2011...

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Train your staff in safer manual handling Staff members are often involved in the movement of materials, repetitive tasks and sometimes heavy labour. Manual...

The Power of ‘What’

Keith McCarthy looks at a simple technique which will enable you to maximise the value of your training and development.

Are you a groupthinker?

Conor Hannaway examines the risks of groupthinking when pressures for conformance and cohesion impact on the ability of the group to effectively communicate, problem-solve and make decisions.

President’s Message

Keeping Patients Safe First and Foremost

HIQA will not adopt “a policeman” approach

HIQA would not be adopting “a policeman” approach to monitoring compliance with the new National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare, the HMI Forum debate was told. Maureen Browne reports

Postgraduate diploma in lean healthcare

Over 50 companies and 200 participants have completed a postgraduate diploma course in Lean Health Systems in the University of Limerick

Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections

In addition to the negative impact on the wellbeing of patients, Healthcare Associated Infections can also lead to an increased financial burden on the Irish health system, with reports indicating the annual cost is greater than €233 million, writes Brian Lee

No incident ever occurs twice!

The question of how far organisational learning can occur through the isomorphic features of incidents, will be addressed the next HRMF Education and Networking meeting

New HRMF Chairperson

John McElhinney, MBA, BA Hons (Psychology/Politics), BSc (Health Science), H.Dip. (Risk Management), has been elected the new Chairperson of the Healthcare Risk Managers’ Forum.

New challenges ahead for nurse managers

The importance for the registered nurse to develop and maintain competence under the proposed new bill will now be explicit in order to sustain professional registration, write Justin Kerr and Margaret Prendergast

Beaumont launches novel Masters Programme

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin has introduced an innovative Masters degree course in organisational change and leadership development for its staff.

HSE Achievement Award winners

A total of 326 healthcare projects and initiatives from all over the country applied for this year’s HSE Achievement Awards

New appointment to HSE Board

Ms. Nuala Hunt was appointed to the Board of the HSE by Health Minister, Ms. Mary Harney in November of this year.

New Chief Executive for the CUH Dublin

The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin has appointed Ms. Phil Shovlin as its new Chief Executive.

A universal health plan

Labour Health Spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. urges health managers at all levels in the service to be as creative and as collegiate as possible in changing the way things are done to save money rather than cutting services

A service where patients feel safe and staff feel proud

Health managers will have his support for tackling inefficiencies, cutting waste and reducing expenditure in the back room, writes Dr James Reilly T.D., Fine Gael Deputy Leader & Health Spokesperson

Minister declines to give her vision of health services

Health Minister, Ms. Mary Harney, T.D., declined to give her vision for the health services in 2011 on the basis that pre-budget deliberations were not concluded

Croke Park Agreement – Have Your Say

Health Manager would like to hear the views of Irish health managers on the significant change anticipated as a result of the “Croke Park” Agreement and the imminent departure of thousands of administrative, management and support staff.

Achieving a leaner and better hospital

Lean is founded on the principle that every individual should be a problem solver and that it is the job of leaders to educate and empower staff to find the answers for themselves, writes David Fillingham, CEO, AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance) and former CEO of the Royal Bolton Hospital, where the introduction of lean brought about dramatic improvements in quality, patient experience, and staff morale.

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