Yearly Archives: 2018

Future Health – From Vision To Action

Following many years of getting by, the Irish health services were now moving into a phase of limited, but insufficient, incremental growth and it was important for managers to pause, reflect and see how they might do things differently, HMI President, Lucy Nugent said when she officially opened the 2018 HMI Annual Conference in the RDS last week.

Ireland needs a paradigm shift in health and social care

Ireland needed a new type of social care system and a recalibration of care to primary and community-based care, Prof. Eamon O’Shea, Director, Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia, NUI, Galway, told the conference.

Irish Managers Should Live the Dream and Distribute Leadership

There was no ‘right’ leadership style, but Irish managers who wanted to be effective leaders should live the dream and distribute leadership in their organisation through coaching, Dr. Simon Boucher, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Management Institute, told the Conference.

Partnership Approach Critical for Sláintecare

A partnership approach - which included citizen engagement, frontline enablement, political buy in and buy in by the wider determinants stakeholders - was critical to the implementation of Sláintecare, Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare, told the Conference.

EAHM Conference in Belgium

HMI Members have been urged to attend the 2019 Conference of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) in Belgium, next September.

The hospital of 2030

Hospitals could have the best inventions in the world, but if they were not introduced in the best interests of patients, they would not be beneficial, Dr. Magda Rosenmöller, Academic Director, IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra in Spain, told the Conference.

Using eHealth interventions to drive the Shift Left Strategy

The Shift Left Strategy, which was aimed at providing the highest quality of life at the lowest possible cost, involved finding and sequencing eHealth interventions to drive and improve quality of life and reduce the cost of care, Prof. Martin Curley, Chief Information Officer, GSE and CO, eHealth Ireland, told the Conference.

The Power of Artificial Intelligence & Data in Healthcare Management

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Cork would like to see if they could reduce hospital outpatient waiting lists by building a tool which would allow health managers to understand the consequences of what might seem to them very small decisions, Prof Barry O’Sullivan, MRIA, Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College, Cork, Vice Chair, European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI and President, European Artificial Intelligence Association, told the Conference.

We value our partnership with the HMI

As a company, GSK talked a lot about partnering with the health services and its relationship with the HMI was one partnership that they really valued, Mr. Liam Cullen, External Affairs Director, GSK, told the Conference. This was GSK’s 7th year as main sponsor of the HMI conference and regional events.

Four immediate reforms required in the health services

There were four immediate reforms required in the Irish health services, Prof. John Higgins, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Clinical Director for Maternity Services South/Southwest Hospital Group, told the Conference.

“Doherty’s Rule” improves team performance and quality

Dr. Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, agreed with the view of Prof. Higgins that love and care were crucial in delivering health services.

We should try and simplify healthcare

Ireland has a relatively small health system, but we are very skilled at making things complicated, Anne O’Connor, Deputy Director General, Chief Operations Officer, HSE, told the Conference.

Voluntary Healthcare Forum represents one slice of health leadership

Ms. Patricia Doherty, Director, Voluntary Healthcare Forum said she represented one slice of the health service leadership.

Top reasons for medical negligence cases

The top reasons for suing in medical negligence cases were to know what happened and why it happened, out of concern that nobody else would have to go through the same circumstances, Roger Murray, Joint Managing Partner, Callan Tansey, Solicitors, told the Conference.

The Need for Love and Care in All We Do

Closing the Conference, HMI President, Lucy Nugent thanked all those who had attended, the speakers, sponsors, Valerie Twomey of NRH, Conor Hannaway and Rosemarie Carroll of SHRC, HMI’s business partner, for organising the conference and the RDS staff.

Future Health: From Vision To Action

An exciting group of speakers has been lined up for the 2018 HMI Annual Conference, which promises to be one of the highlights of...

Redefining the role of hospitals and innovating in population health

Redefining the role of hospitals in present day societies and innovation in population health will be the main topics to be debated at the...

President’s Message

An exciting 2018 HMI Conference

New countries want to join the EAHM

A number of new countries have approached the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) Executive regarding possible membership, it was announced at the 11th...

Bill provides for new governance structure for HSE

A Bill which provides for a Board and CEO governance structure for the HSE, has been published by the Government. The Health Service Executive (Governance)...

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