A HMI survey has revealed that senior health managers are concerned that in the wake of the February staff departures they may be unable to deliver specific services, including some statutory services, writes Maureen Browne
One month into the new year, senior health managers are plunged into uncertainty over slashed budgets, funding February’s exit package and the challenges of continuing to provide safe, sustainable services following the departure of thousands of staff, writes Maureen Browne
Over the last four years, service providers have done everything possible to prevent cuts impacting on individuals with intellectual disability and their families, but more cuts will make it impossible to protect all frontline services in future, writes Maureen Browne
With the continuing maturation of electronic medical records and telemedicine, the worlds of health care and information technology are now coming together at warp speed to create an aligned, integrated galaxy unlike any other in the universe of high-tech businesses, writes Michael Dowling
The vast majority of the large crowd of senior managers who attended the HMI West Forum in Merlin Park Hospital in Galway believed the public did not think that the Croke Park Agreement had delivered, although they themselves thought it was delivering on its very challenging objectives in a number of areas
While Advance Decisions (more commonly known as Advance Care Directives or Living Wills) are legally persuasive, they are not legally binding in Ireland, but a new Bill - The Advance Healthcare Decisions Bill 2012 - will provide the first legal framework to facilitate their making and to provide for their effect, write Rebecca Ryan and Paul Clifford
In the current economic climate, health technology assessment (HTA) plays a vital public-interest role. New clinical effectiveness guidelines published recently by HIQA can contribute to better technology assessment and thereby help deliver safer better healthcare to the public, writes Martin Flattery
HMI Fellow and former HMI President, Mr. Kieran Hickey has become the first senior health manager to be presented with the prestigious O’Moore Medal by the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) and the Royal Irish Academy
The redoubtable Harvard Business Review has published a first for this scion of business publishing: A collection of “tips” gleaned from the writings of its stellar cast of modern-day internet bloggers.
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