Monthly Archives: April, 2014

President’s Message

Do Managers make a difference?

An Irish solution to a universal problem!

There are many versions of Universal Health Insurance and what pass for UHI systems so it makes sense to design an Irish solution to a universal problem, but it is vital that we get it right this time, writes Denis Doherty.

Irish healthcare award winners

Twenty Irish health providers were honoured when they received awards at The Irish Healthcare Awards 2014 which were held in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin.

News from around your health services

Bon Secours €4 million development €5 million Decontamination Unit for Cappagh Businessman Denis O’Brien takes over Beacon Hospital Institute of Successful Ageing HSE Mental Health Management Team HSE could miss cost savings target Paramedics support CPC

What our health service will look like under UHI

Maureen Browne looks at the Minister for Health’s vision for a health system under Universal Health Insurance and the unanswered questions about the new proposals.

Where will capacity for UHI be found?

The main problems surrounding the introduction of UHI which have not been effectively addressed by the Minister for Health centre on the capacity and cost of the new system, writes Maureen Browne.

Mandatory insurance in the US

Maureen Browne looks at the maelstrom faced by President Barack Obama in trying to introduce mandatory health insurance in the US.

Managers’ compliance obligations

Where the HSE seeks compliance statements from Section 38 health agencies it’s not just comply or explain, it’s comply and cure, writes Niamh Callaghan.

Safety and quality number one management priority

There is a need to ensure that all of our work as managers and leaders prioritises the safety of our patients and service users above all else and this represents a change in the culture of how we work and think, writes Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director Quality and Patient Safety Division, HSE.

Harnessing public and private systems to meet demand

The Independent Hospitals Association of Ireland proposes that the principle of taking a “whole system” approach to national service planning where all of the resources, capacity and expertise in the State are made available to meet the gross healthcare requirements of all patients, be adopted with immediate effect, writes Catherine Whelan.

Health managers can influence HTAs

Dr Máirín Ryan, Director of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) with HIQA, describes how stakeholder engagement fits into technology assessment, and why senior health managers should get involved.

The main predictor of success in life

It is estimated that emotional intelligence accounts for 27% - 45% of job success, Ms. Karen Maher, Emotional Intelligence Trainer with HMI told the Institute’s Dublin Mid Leinster Forum in the Dublin University Dental Hospital. Maureen Browne reports.

Managing and learning from a crisis

A major UK four country conference on “Response, Recovery and Resilience – How health and social care organisations cope when things go wrong” is being held by the Institute of Healthcare Management and the Royal Society for Public Health in the Europa Hotel Belfast on June 4, 2014. This is the first ever joint RSPH IHM national conference since the merger of the two organisations in 2012.

EAHM meets in Belfast

Members of the European Association of Hospital Managers Executive Committee pictured with Derek Greene, President HMI at the meeting of the EAHM Committee held in the Europa Hotel, Belfast on April 11 - the first time that the meeting was hosted in Belfast.

Diary of events

Health managers may be interested in these events.

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