Monthly Archives: July, 2013

President’s Message

A strategic five year plan for the HMI

New HMI Council for 2013 – 2014

The HMI has elected a new President, Officers and Council for 2012 - 2013.

It’s the culture…..stupid!

Irish health service managers should benchmark against and seek to emulate the success of the best HR organisations internationally, writes Denis Doherty.

News from around your health services

Major expansion of renal care facilities National Lead for Transformation and Change Independent chair appointed Acting NTPF CEO Entries open for 2013 Irish Healthcare Awards New Mental Health In-Patient Unit at CUH Ireland twins with hospitals in developing world New Primary Care Centres New hospital for Kenmare Mater Private wins WHO Award

Reconfiguration – a huge learning process

Dr. Gerard O’Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork describes one hospital’s experience of the reconfiguration of acute hospital services in Cork and Kerry.

Governance and leadership of new groups

Governance arrangements for the transitional hospital groups and the leadership posts which would be involved in these groups were dealt with by Prof. John Higgins when he addressed the HSE South Forum. Maureen Browne reports.

Roles of Regional Directors of Performance & Integration

The four new HSE Regional Directors of Performance and Integration (RDPIs) will ultimately be the face of the new Healthcare Commissioning Agency. Maureen Browne reports.

Governance challenges of Report

There are considerable challenges ahead for health managers in sustainably implementing the governance recommendations made by the HSE Investigative Group into the care and the death of the late Savita Halappanavar, writes Maureen Browne.

Public hospitals need a level playing field

It makes no sense for a public hospital to be paid a private fee for one private patient who occupies a privately designated room and not for another, even though they may each have had the same procedure and occupy identical rooms writes Dr. Gerard O’Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork.

Imperative that we learn from Mid Staffrdshire

Dr. Philip Crowley, HSE National Director Quality and Patient Safety looks at the lessons for the Irish healthcare system of The Francis Report on the Mid Staffordshire Trust.

To be or not to be? Public reporting of Hospital Mortality Rates

We must interpret hospital mortality rates with caution, whilst acknowledging their potential importance in catalyzing care transformation, writes Dr. Padhraig Ryan, Trinity College Dublin & Harvard University.

Diary of events

Health managers might be interested in these events.

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