Embracing the reform agenda requires investment in Management and Leadership
Shaping a more cost effective and cost efficient health service delivery is the major challenge and calls for leadership of the highest order. Any resulting reform must be radical and cannot be built on a service model that is no longer fit for purpose, believes President of Health Management Institute of Ireland (HMI) Richard Dooley.
Leading speakers, who are shaping the health services here and abroad, will discuss with delegates the policies, processes and practices which have proven successful at a day long conference tomorrow Monday October 3rd in Farmleigh. The Conference is organised by the HMI.
Topics under discussion at the Inaugural Annual Conference in Farmleigh House include “New Policies…New Practices”. What policy imperatives will shape strategic decision making? What can we learn from developments in funding and service delivery across Europe?
‘The Challenge for Managers’ in bringing about the changes which are required will also be examined. What leadership competencies are required? What breakthrough strategies will deliver results? What strategic investments should now be planned to enable delivery of the change required?
Ongoing and formalised professional development of managers is the strategic investment now required to ensure service solutions for the future that meet the needs of our patients, the requirements of Government and that can be sustained
Mr. Dooley continues “The HMI applauds the outstanding achievements of health service managers in delivering more with less, and in driving forward for the benefit of our patients with service initiatives in a time of serious financial constraint.
“The major healthcare challenge is forever present and is common to health service managers elsewhere in the developed world and to public service managers at home too. The challenges in the Irish context however are particularly severe and are challenges to which all health service managers are facing up to” said Mr Dooley. “Ongoing and formalised professional development of managers is the strategic investment now required to ensure service solutions for the future that meet the needs of our patients, the requirements of Government and that can be sustained”
Those addressing the Conference which will be opened by Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly are:
- Mr. Cathal Magee, Chief Executive Officer, HSE
- Dr. Martin Connor, Head of Special Delivery Unit, HSE
- Ms. Breda Crehan-Roche, Chief Executive Officer, Ability West
- Mr. Aidan Horan, Director, Consultancy, Training & Development Directorate, Institute of Public Administration
- Professor Charles Normand, Edward Kennedy Chair in Health Policy and Management, Trinity College, Dublin.
International Speakers are:
- Mr. David Fillingham, Chief Executive, AQuA (Advanced Quality Alliance), United Kingdom
- Ms. Sue Hodgetts, Chief Executive, Institute of Healthcare Management, United Kingdom.
- Mr. Heinz Kölking, President, European Association of Hospital Managers.
The HMI is the professional body for healthcare managers across all sectors of the health service in the Republic of Ireland. The HMI is dedicated to meeting the needs of the modern healthcare manager through a programme of education activities that have played an important part in developing the managerial competencies and professionalism of many hundreds of managers in the Irish health services. These include full and part-time accredited training programmes such as Beginner and Advanced Management and Leadership Courses, Performance Management and Infection Control. E-learning programmes have also been successfully developed and implemented in these areas. HMI is also currently involved in developing new programmes in the areas of LEAN Health and Emergency Management.