Monthly Archives: February, 2014

President’s Message

Who goes to work to do a bad job?

HMI launches award for health managers

The Health Management Institute of Ireland is launching a major award for health managers this year.

Learning from the Airlines & Formula 1 Racing

In healthcare, here and elsewhere, there is often a serious disconnection between the standards we espouse and the standards we achieve, writes Denis Doherty.

News from around your health services

CEO of South/South West Hospital Group Managers’ views sought on living wills New Endoscopy Suite at Mallow State of the art Coombe delivery suite CEO appointed to HRB Assessing all Ireland cardiac needs Patients lack knowledge of generic medicine Professional competence guidelines for EMTs Planning date for new children’s hospital Children’s Hospital Satellite Centres

Driving a winning performance

Innovation, partnership and performance are buzzwords about which we hear a lot, but are hard to capture, measure and quantify. Here, Aidan Lynch, General Manager of GSK Pharma Ireland tells us how GSK’s partnership with McLaren has helped them focus on driving a winning performance in a challenging environment and deliver more with less.

Challenges for health managers with MTPF

The new Money Follows The Patient system which has been introduced in shadow form in 38 acute hospitals from the beginning of January this year poses a number of major challenges and concerns for health managers. Maureen Browne reports.

An extremely bleak year for the Irish health services

The HSE is being asked to meet an increased demand from an ageing population for more and more expensive services with a budget which has been effectively slashed by over €1 billion and a staff which it plans to cut by a further 3,600 WTEs during the year. Maureen Browne reports.

Acute hospitals’ budgets slashed by four per cent

Hospital waiting lists are set to increase significantly, as multi million budgets cuts will mean that acute hospitals will have to drastically cut the number of inpatients and outpatients they can treat this year, writes Maureen Browne.

HSE spends €3.3 billion on primary care

Primary care services face significant cuts and cost reduction targets in 2014, writes Maureen Browne.

Legal situation of health managers at Dail Committees

Health managers appearing at Dail Committees are only completely protected from legal action as a result of the evidence they give to the Committees if they stick to the rules, says Maureen Browne.

New eHealth Strategy for Ireland

Individual health identifiers are to be introduced for service users and providers under the Government’s new eHealth strategy. Maureen Browne reports.

It’s no good putting a bush in the gap

The Special Delivery Unit (SDU) has been likened to putting a bush in a gap rather than finding out where the cattle are actually breaking out of the field, writes Maureen Browne.

Implementing open disclosure

Bridging the gap between the development of an Open Disclosure policy and its successful implementation is dependent on a supported and resourced implementation programme, write Angela Tysall and Ann Duffy.

Diary of events

Health managers may be interested in these events.

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