“Innovative Disruption,” the theme of the HMI 7th Annual Conference, recognised that we needed to see a quantum change in the way in which we developed and delivered our services, if we were to meet the threats that challenged us and take advantages of the opportunities which new systems, technologies and ways of working provided, HMI President, Lucy Nugent said when she opened the Conference.
The concept of private ownership of public hospitals was spreading significantly in the DACH region of Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Dr. Axel Paeger, CEO and founder of the AMEOS Group, which owns and runs 77 public healthcare facilities there, told the Conference.
The 2017 HMI Leader's Award, which is designed to recognise and to promote the work of the many dedicated healthcare staff committed to leading the way in bringing about improvements in the delivery of services, was launched at the conference.
Innovative disruption in her view was about a fundamental shift in the way in which we addressed an identified gap or need – put simply it was about doing something that was radically different to what went before thus replacing a product or service with something new, more efficient and worthwhile, Eimear Caslin, General Manager of GSK Ireland Pharmaceuticals, told the conference.
The Coalition for Collaborative Care is in an innovative partnership of people and organisations across health and social care, community and the voluntary sector in the UK which is committed to achieving better care and support for people living with a long term condition, by involving them in their own care, Sue Denmark told the conference.
Dr. Conor Malone, leader of the Spark Innovation Programme and the first HSE National Fellow for Innovation and Change, invited all those attending the conference to share innovation projects from their communities and hospitals.
Irish people could increase their disability free years by reducing their risk factors for cardiovascular disease, dementia and falls/syncope, Prof. Rose Anne Kenny, Chair of Medical Gerontology and Director of Falls and Syncope Unit, St. James’s Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin, told the conference.
Irish hospital managers were invited to attend the 2018 Conference of the European Association of Hospital Managers’ by Victor Herdeiro, who represents the Portugese Association of Hospital Managers which is organising the 27th Congress.
Joy in work was an essential resource for the enterprise of healing and the gifts of hope, confidence, and safety that health care should offer patients and families could only come from a workforce that felt hopeful, confident, and safe, Dr. Emma K. Stokes, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Physiotherapy, at Trinity College, Dublin and President of the World Confederation of Physiotherapy, told the Conference.
A survey in Ireland had shown that Clinical Directors wanted more time, more training and more support, Dr. Julie McCarthy, National Clinical Lead, Clinical Directors Programme and Consultant Pathologist, Cork University Hospital, told the conference.
The OECD figures for nurse patient ratios in Ireland did not portray the full picture of nursing work in Ireland, Prof. Jonathan Drennan, Professor of Nursing and Health Services Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College, Cork, told the conference.
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