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.
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
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
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 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
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 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
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)
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
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
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
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
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