Organisational innovation in hospitals and healthcare was the main topic of the 2017 HOPE AGORA, HMI President, Lucy Nugent said when she opened the three day event in Trinity College, Dublin, which was attended by over 300 health managers. Maureen Browne reports on AGORA 2017.
The President of HOPE, Dr. Sara Pupato Ferrari, said the HOPE Exchange Programme offered health managers the opportunity to receive invaluable training and experience across Europe and get a better understanding of the organisation of hospitals in the different countries.
Ireland has two digital hospitals delivering maternity services with two more coming on line shortly, Richard Corbridge, HSE Chief Information Officer and Chief Executive, Officer, eHealth Ireland and Maria O’Loughlin, Adviser eHealth Ireland told the AGORA.
Enterprise Ireland supported and drove innovation in healthcare, and our life sciences sector included a leading global cluster of over 500 companies with world-class researchers, Deirdre Glenn, Enterprise Ireland told the AGORA.
Most health services have a hospital centric model of care which has to be changed to provide patients with the right services in the right place at the right time, in the way users want them, Dr. Áine Carroll National Director Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division, HSE, told the AGORA.
Poland, National Coordinator, Mr. Bogusław Budiński
The presenters were Krista Vapper, Clinical Director, Estonia, Ana Aldea-Perona, CTU Coordinator Spain, Ieva Damberga, Clinical Nurse Latvia and Jani Korpela, Head Nurse, Finland.
Lithuania, National Coordinator, Mrs. Davia Zagurskiene
The presenters were Stephanie Miklau, Head of Occupational Health and Safety Management Vienna Hospital Association, Social Medical Center East, Danube Hospital and Maria Saenz Jalon, Nurse; Operating Theatre, Marques de Valdecilla-Santander University Hospital, Associated Teacher at University of Cantabria.
United Kingdom, National Coordinator, Mrs Tracy Lonetto
The presenters were Rikke Gravlev Poulsen, Denmark, Caroline Lancian, Germany, Kerstin Hinz, Sweden, Antonio Garcia Blanco, Spain, Fariza Hassam Habibi, Portugal, Tuija Ikonen, Finland, Gerda Reithofer, Austria and Roman Lewandowski, Poland.
Spain, National Coordinator, Mrs. Asunción Ruiz de la Sierra.
The presenters were Diogo Branco, Portugal, Leena Makela, Finland, Erik Smith, United Kingdom, Renato Magalhães, Portugal, Andreas Kuchenbecker Germany, Erika Hernekamp, Germany, Michael Ryl, Switzerland, Nikos Proestakis, Greece Gita Birstina, Latvia, Aili Laasner, Estonia, Marie Audoin, France and André Bexiga, Portugal.
Denmark – The National Coordinator is Mr. Bertil Selde Krogh.
The presenters were Minna Alhonen, Hospital and Facility Designer and Coordinator, Finland, Iwona Mazur, CEO, Poland, Taina Sneck-Siekkinen, Assistant Head Nurse, Finland, Michela Bottega, Nursing Manager, Italia, Rosa Amora Vas, Director of Quality Management, Portugal, Carole Thibaut-Jobe, Hospital Manager, France, Susana Gómez Leyva, Head of Patient & Citizenship Assistance Service, Spain, Severina Dominquez, Medical Doctor, Head of Department, Spain, Stefanie Kolada, Financial Controller, Germany, Andrea Sallegger, Nursing Manager, Austria.
A major shift in our model of health and social care, with new policies, programmes and practices, were necessary to tackle Ireland’s changing demographics and increasing chronic illness, Mr. Jim Breslin, Secretary General, Department of Health told the AGORA.
Compassionate human interactions, access to meaningful information, support and participation of family and friends and a healing environment with support for body, mind and spirit mattered most to patients around the world and across care settings, Karin Jay, Senior Director, International Business, Planetree told the Agora.
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