Almost 1200 people, from around the globe and with different perspectives, gathered together in Barcelona to participate at the 16th International Conference on Integrated Care organized by IFIC in cooperation with the Catalonian government.As in the past, many common challenges where discussed. This year however something new clearly emerged at the event: a stronger feeling of “action”.
On the 23-25 May 2016, our 16th International Conference on Integrated Care in Barcelona attracted an unprecedented number of delegates – over 500 oral and poster presentations, some 1200 registered participants from nearly 50 countries, and a further 600 persons per day watching events via the live stream. The conference even trended on Twitter with #icic16 reaching a ‘tweet reach’ of some 1.25 million – a sizeable impression indeed.
Der Petzel and Dr Frisbee describe the VHA’s mobile and digital strategy, what the strategy is trying to achieve, the technology and applications being employed, the challenges for implementation and what success will look like for patients at ICIC16 in Barcelona.
Dr Margaret Chandiscussed Supporting all countries to achieve Universal Health Coverage and implement people-centred, integrated health services
Dr Plough discussed the RWJF Framework for Action on improving population health and wellbeing and sets out the steps and types of leaders required to ensure that we have an integrated health and care system that is centred around improving people’s health and wellbeing and whole population health.
Don Redding describes the narrative for person-centred, coordinated, integrated care as developed by National Voices which sets out what integrated care should look like for people, their families and communities at ICIC16 in Barcelona