Yearly Archives: 2011

President’s Message

Getting our voices heard

Invest in our professional development

HMI President, Richard Dooley called for strategic investment in the ongoing and formalised professional development of health service managers, as part of the health service reform, when he opened the inaugural HMI National Annual Conference in Farmleigh.

Attending the inaugural HMI National Conference

Pictures of some of the health service managers who attended the HMI Conference.

Delivering, managing and governing our health service

The first Annual HMI Conference, which packed the enormous ballroom in Farmleigh (with a waiting list for cancellations) threw up new and exciting ideas on how a reformed health service might be delivered, managed and governed, writes Maureen Browne

We need professional management

Every part of the Irish health service must be managed at a professional level by people with knowledge, understanding and the necessary skills, Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly told the HMI Annual Conference

We must separate management and administration

One of the issues facing the Irish health service is to separate the management and administration career streams, which have totally different challenges, HSE Chief Executive, Cathal Magee told the HMI Annual Conference

Our health system is not fit for purpose

Our current health system is not fit for purpose because it encourages people to ask for wrong things or get wrong things, Prof. Charles Normand, Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College, Dublin, told the HMI Conference

How the SDU will work

The new health information systems developed by the Department of Health Special Delivery Unit will enable hospitals to identify at the touch of a button, patients on long waiting lists, the consultant to whom they have been referred and the procedures for which they are waiting, Dr. Martin Connor, the head of the SDU, told the HMI Annual Conference

New funding arrangements on the way

New funding arrangements for the provision of services and supports for persons with disability are expected to be introduced next year in Ireland, Breda Crehan-Roche, CEO Ability West, told the HMI Conference

Better quality care can be delivered at a lower cost

An overwhelming majority of senior health managers who attended the HMI Annual Conference believed it was possible to deliver better quality safer care at a lower cost, they told David Fillingham, Chief Executive of Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)

German insurance system nearly submerged with claims

The principle of insurance in his native Germany had been nearly submerged with claims for services, Heinz Kolking, President of the European Association of Hospital Managers, told the HMI Annual Conference

The five elements of a top hospital

Quality and change, safety, leadership, organisational culture and external influence were the five elements which made a top hospital, Sue Hodgetts, Chief Executive, Institute of Healthcare Management in the UK, told the HMI Conference

Good governance is a pre-requisite for legitimacy

A blame-free reporting and management culture was in the best interests of patients and those delivering services, Aidan Horan, Director, Consultancy, Training & Development Directorate IPA told the HMI Annual Conference

News from around your health services

A winner again! New Director of Finance for Beaumont. The protection of health records. Minister opens Colposcopy Unit. New Institute launched.

Implementing PACS in Beaumont Hospital

On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) took a major step forward when its largest site, Beaumont Hospital incorporating St Joseph’s Hospital, Raheny, introduced the national Picture Archiving and Communication System/Radiology Information System (PACS/RIS), write Sean McArt, Ann-Marie O’Grady and, Donal Rorke

Do we need managers or leaders?

It became increasingly obvious as the HMI Conference progressed that managers require an amalgam of the competencies associated with both leadership and management, writes Conor Hannaway

Diary of events

Some events in which health managers may be interested.

People Handling training DVD competition

To celebrate the launch of People Handling, we are giving away three free copies of the DVD!

Reader’s Offer: Manual Handling DVD

Organisations can now purchase 'Manual Handling in the workplace' training DVD at the discounted price of €140 plus VAT, that’s an amazing 25% off!!

President’s Message

A Question of Morale

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