Yearly Archives: 2010

Public and private standards welcomed

The new National Standards for Safer and Better Healthcare, which he said were the first standards that spanned the public and private sectors, were welcomed by Mr. Fergus Clancy, Chief Executive Officer of the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, when he addressed the HMI Forum.

A health manager is an honourable profession

Hospital managers have to meet six challenges to provide a safe, improving and modernising service, top health service management guru, William McKee tells Maureen Browne

HMI Presentation

HMI President, Mr. Richard Dooley made presentations to three leading HMI members at a recent function in Dublin.

Healthcare licensing is coming in 2012

Licensing of healthcare facilities on the basis of the new National Standards for Safer and Better Healthcare is due to be introduced in 2012, with HIQA as the licensing authority, Ms Hilary Coates told the HMI Forum.

National Health Summit

A specially discounted rate is available for HMI members at the 7th National Health Summit which will be held on January 25 & 26, 2011 in Croke Park, Dublin.

HMI Past President, elected Vice-President of EAHM

HMI Past President, Gerry O’Dwyer is the first Irish person to be elected Vice-President of the European Association of Hospital Managers.

An alliance for older people

The concept of an independent representative advocacy service is important as a key enabler to empower older people in residential care to express their wishes and concerns, writes Anne Harris.

Who’s who in the HSE

The HSE National Leads and Regional Directors of Operations.

How To Lead In The New World Disorder

The disintegration of accepted ways of doing business in the last eighteen months to two years is the inspiration for this compact, incisive book.

How many Black Swans are there in the Irish Health Services?

Have you got the competencies required to make best use of the staggering amount of data in the Irish health services and to avoid misinterpretations and wrong conclusions, asks Conor Hannaway.

New HSE policy makers

The HSE has a new Chief Executive, Cathal Magee, a new Chair, Dr. Frank Dolphin and a Board which has seen a number of new appointments in recent times.

Two New Officers Elected to HMI Board

Two new officers have been elected to the Board of the HMI. Mr. Gerard O’Callaghan has been elected Honorary Treasurer and Ms. Lucy Nugent has been elected Honorary Secretary.

Health managers need evidence based competencies

Grade drift, “tapping people on the shoulder” for appointments, poor morale in the health service and the timescale for implementing the new Acute Medicine Programme were among the topics raised at a lively debate at the packed HMI Forum in Ardee. Maureen Browne reports.

We need tougher regulation and greater transparency

Former health chief, Pat McLoughlin called for tougher regulation of the health services and greater transparency in decision making, when he addressed the HMI Forum in Ardee, writes Maureen Browne.

Acute Medicine Programme to transform patient care

The new programme will be delivered through dedicated multidisciplinary teams working in a network of Acute Medical Units, Acute Medical Assessment Units and Medical Assessment Units in three different levels of hospitals around the country, Prof. Shane O'Neill told the HMI Forum in Ardee, Maureen Browne reports.

Giving people permission to think differently

The "Six Thinking Hats" is a powerful technique that aids a team as they look at making important decisions from a number of different perspectives, writes Keith McCarthy.

Readers’ Offer: 999 Medical ID card

You and your family will have peace of mind knowing your vital medical information is quickly and easily accessible when required.

Clinical Leads appointed to 20 HSE Programmes

Twenty new clinical programmes will define the ideal care for patients so that it can be implemented across the country.

We must tap into the management resource in the health service

It sounds something of a euphemism now to say that we live in turbulent times, but any scanning of the media could leave one...

Six health service projects win excellence awards

The Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards aim to showcase and celebrate public service projects that make a particular difference to the way the citizen can avail of services, writes Maureen Browne.

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