There has been a general welcome by senior health managers of the HIQA report into Tallaght Hospital, its highlighting of current patient safety issues nationally and its broader recommendations regarding patient safety and good governance in all hospitals. Maureen Browne reports.
The new approach being mooted to performance improvement in hospitals, including, it is understood, a white traffic light which will indicate that a change of management may be about to take place, suggests a liking for, what he terms, the Abramovich style of management, writes Denis Doherty.
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Patients’ expectations were as high now as they had been during the Celtic Tiger period and managers needed to develop new and imaginative ways of managing resources to safeguard the quantum and quality of services, Ms. Breda Kavanagh, General Manager of South Tipperary General Hospital and Chair of HMI Southern Area Regional Committee, said when she opened the HMI South Forum in Cork.
Mr. Pat Harvey, Chair of the Public Service Health Service Implementation Body urged senior managers at the HMI South Forum in Cork to continue to embrace the philosophy of the Croke Park Agreement and to have continuing confidence around what it can achieve, writes Maureen Browne.
“The HSE’s performance management system is a process for establishing a shared understanding about what is to be achieved and how it is to be achieved and an approach to managing people that increases the probability of achieving success”, Mr. Paddy Duggan, HSE General Manager, Performance Management & Management Information, told the HMI South Forum in Cork. Maureen Browne reports.
She suspected that for those involved in the State-funded origins tracing service, the fall-out from a recent Supreme Court judgments must be quite discouraging, Emily O’Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner said in a presentation to the Medico Legal Society of Ireland earlier this year.
Health information technologies and eHealth systems are evolving and developing rapidly and before any decision is made on the specific model of eHealth that is appropriate for Ireland, it is essential to explore learnings from elsewhere and ensure that any future investment offers the best value possible and appropriately meets the needs of the Irish people, writes Professor Jane Grimson.
If innovation and creativity are to be encouraged in any large scale way within the health services, perhaps a comprehensive innovation strategy is required that engages with people at all levels, writes Keith McCarthy.
Managers at the forefront of managing our healthcare services are all too familiar with the impact of the current fiscal situation on the resources available to them at a time when the demands on services are continuously increasing.
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