Six years following the introduction of universal health insurance in the Netherlands, there are serious concerns about its escalating cost and the containment of the cost of services in the coming years is now the major challenge facing health managers there, writes Maureen Browne.
Irish cancer survival could improve by up to ten per cent if we successfully implemented well-organised cancer control systems, Dr. Susan O’Reilly, National Director of the HSE National Cancer Control Programme, told the June Dublin Mid Leinster HMI Regional Forum meeting in the Dublin Dental Hospital, Maureen Browne reports.
What is it about our acute hospitals that cause our politicians to treat them with such deference? Individually, the local hospital is often the elephant in the room when healthcare costs are talked about, writes Denis Doherty.
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A national early warning score for the early detection of illness and management of patients, developed by the HSE National Acute Medicine Programme, won a Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Award. Ireland is the first known country in the world to agree a National Early Warning Score.
The Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon won a Taoiseach’s award for its adoption of the Eden Alternative™, a worldwide care philosophy designed to deinstitutionalise and transform the culture and environment of long term residential care.
Many of the recommendations of the HIQA Report on Tallaght (AMNCH) Hospital represent good corporate governance, but there are some recommendations which are potentially dangerous if applied generally, and are possibly an over-reaction to the Tallaght hospital situation, writes Mr. Henry Murdoch.
CompStat is a performance management system underpinned by timely performance measurement and reporting, monthly engagements and web enabled presentation and interpretation, Ms. Orla Treacy, Director of the HSE’s National Health Stat Project, told the HMI Dublin North East Forum in Ardee. Maureen Browne reports.
The eight main reasons for change management failure were too much complacency, absence of leadership, no vision, poor communication, fear of confrontation, no short term wins, ending too soon and ignoring the culture, Ms. Anne McMurray of CAWT, told the HMI Dublin North East Forum in Ardee, Maureen Browne reports.
Successes to date of the Public Service Agreement included reduced budget and increased activity, a reduction of over 10,000 in WTEs since 2007 with increased activity, 4,500 redeployments, roster changes, coping with “grace period” and the new Clinical Care Programmes, Mr. Brian Kirwan told the HMI Dublin North East Forum in Ardee. Maureen Browne reports.
Having been tasked with drafting a single national policy on consent for healthcare and social care, the National Consent Advisory Group (NCAG) has now published a draft policy. Rebecca Ryan looks at the key aspects of the NCAG’s proposals.
A system of Universal Healthcare is needed that suits the scale of our economy and should not be compromised by vested interests, warns a new study exploring Ireland’s past attempts to move towards Universal Healthcare, Valerie Ryan reports.
It is now critical that all members review their cover fully at renewal and they fully understand all benefits and contractual changes that will apply to their policy for the next insurance period, writes Dermot Goode.
In response to the interest in his article in our last edition, Health Service Manager ‘Laurence Nightingale’ responds to some of the letters he received from change-weary leaders in the public health system.
A lack of a vision or lack of a planned approach are just as likely to be barriers to successful implementation of agreements like Croke Park as union resistance or employee reluctance to accept changes, writes Conor Hannaway.
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