What a pity then that Croke Park ll not only involves further cuts in the income of most public servants but has created a perception of unfairness by appearing to treat similar circumstances differently and unfairly, writes Denis Doherty.
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A prospective case-based payment system (Diagnosis Related Group system) will replace the current block grant allocation payment to public hospitals; it is proposed in the Government’s new ‘Money Follows the Patient’ (MFTP) consultation document, Maureen Browne reports.
A Programme Management Office and a Health Reform Programme Board are being established in the Department of Health as part of the overall governance structure for the programme of reform, Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin. Maureen Browne reports.
One of the greatest challenges facing the Irish health services was to ensure that diminishing resources were absolutely focused on the core business of the health service, Mr. Tony O’Brien, Director Designate HSE told The 9th National Health Summit. Maureen Browne reports.
Tallaght Hospital in Dublin doubled the number of patients going through its Emergency Department between March and September last year, the hospital CEO, Ms. Eilish Hardiman told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin. Maureen Browne reports.
More patient self-management will be a feature of the health services in the future, Mr. Kieran Ryan, CEO, Irish College of General Practitioners, told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin. Maureen Browne reports.
Patients in Ireland still believed they were not getting out of the health system what was being put into it, Prof. John Higgins, Chair of the Hospital Group Strategic Board told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin.
The chances of achieving all change objectives were pretty poor and the key question for leaders was to see what they could do to achieve the fraction of change which was possible, Dr. Helen Bevan, OBE, Chief of Service Transformation, NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement, told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin. Maureen Browne reports.
A presentation on how one organisation achieved major savings and introduced an effective performance management process on the back of the ‘Croke Park’ Agreement reforms was given to the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin by employment specialist, Gerald Flynn. Maureen Browne reports.
Finance managers needed to have a knowledge of clinical quality and clinicians needed to have a basic financial knowledge of hospital costs, Dr. Mahmood Adil, National Quality & Efficiency Advisor, Department of Health, England told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin. Maureen Browne reports.
Spain has 17 autonomous health services and 17 Ministers for Health, Mr. Santiago Delgado, Deputy Manager of the Ribera Salud Grupo, a private group which has been contracted by the state to run a number of hospitals in Spain, told the 9th National Health Summit in Dublin.
Opening the joint HMI/RCPI seminar on “Leading and Managing in a High Performance Health System,” the President of the HMI, Mr. Richard Dooley said that, now more than ever, it was very important for managers and clinicians to develop a common understanding and language in leading and managing the challenges facing all healthcare professionals.
Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of a New York health system with 16 hospitals and the full continuum of care from acute to ambulatory, outpatients, long term and home care, looks at the useful lessons which Ireland might learn from this system. Maureen Browne reports from the joint HMI/RCPI seminar on “Leading and Managing in a High Performance Health System."
An incredible commitment to educating the next generation of all medical care givers, including medical administrators, is the common purpose which glues the LIJ Health System together, Dr. Laurence Smith, Dean of the Medical School and Senior Physician to the System told the joint HMI/RCPI seminar on “Leading and Managing in a High Performance Health System.”
THE proposed Croke Park II presents special challenges for public service managers, especially for those who ‘sat on the sidelines’ when Croke Park I was adopted three years ago. The days when a few, low-level absenteeism initiatives counted as post-recession reforms and performance management are fast disappearing, writes Gerald Flynn.
The HSE National Service Plan has prioritised the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for further development in 2013. Over 100 development posts have been identified to enable further development of the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS), Intermediate Care Service and National Control Centre Project, writes Robert Kidd.
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