The 2014 Health Management Institute of Ireland’s Annual Conference takes place in the DoubleTree by Hotel, at Burlington Road, Dublin on Tuesday, September 23, with an impressive range of national and international speakers.
Now that single party governments appear to be a thing of the past, it would seem to make political sense for parties that are likely to form governments to explore the extent to which they can agree high level policy approaches, writes Denis Doherty.
Minister Varadkar seeks realistic budget for 2015
Minister’s new responsibilities
Moving to Healthy Ireland
Healthy Ireland Chair
New COO for Tallaght
New code of conduct for health managers
Excellence award for Crumlin
Connolly Hospital MRI & AMU
CUH is global, green and healthy
Managers’ feedback sought on guidelines
National standard for clinical terminology
Letterkenny Medical Academy
HIQA seeks managers views on new standards
Ireland’s PCTs and PCCs
Schull Primary Care Centre
University Hospital Limerick expansion
Individual health identifiers
Patients referred electronically
Updated eprescribing standards
Health managers have welcomed the government decision to establish a Commission of Inquiry into mother and baby homes as a unique opportunity to establish - and learn from - the truth about this difficult period in Irish life, but have warned that if it is to be successful it will have to be properly resourced. Maureen Browne reports.
Maureen Browne examines a government report into the fate of over 23,000 babies born in mother and baby homes in Ireland between 1940 and 1966 which gives an indication of the potential scope of the Murphy Commission.
Health managers have urged the new Health Minister, Dr. Leo Varadkar to end the dilemma where they can only fund newly approved expensive treatments at the expense of equally badly needed existing treatments and services. They also say the Government should take this opportunity to define the kind of health service it wishes to have and not allow it to develop haphazardly at the whim of local political and populist demands. Maureen Browne reports.
Progress to date has been painfully slow on the implementation of A Vision for Change, which has at its heart, the objective of achieving a truly modern mental health care service, one which is based in the community, involves the service user and is based on recovery, writes John Saunders, Chairman Mental Health Commission.
Dr. John Williams, David Carty and John McElhinney write about a previously unimagined eventuality in Sligo General Hospital which required quick thinking, planning and immediate crisis management to mitigate serious injury and loss of life at the hospital.
It is critical that health policy strategists and economists ‘think hard and argue hard’ to devise evidence based plans that will enable the delivery of safe quality care to the people of Ireland, writes Dr. Mary Doolan.
The HMI is the professional body for healthcare managers across all sectors of the health services in Ireland. Its overall aim is the development of standards of management competence and practice. We inform, educate and involve members and stakeholders in professional development and networking activities.
Health Management Institute of Ireland (HMI)
Unit 7, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford
Dublin, D18 YW20