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25
Jul

IFIC Junior Researcher receives AGE-WELL Award

Congratulations to Mudi Kadu who has been selected to receive an AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging. All applications were reviewed by independent expert researchers, members of the AGE-WELL Network Management Office, and CC4 TRAIN for 1) scholarly merit and quality of proposed research 2) fit with AGE-WELL goals and priorities and 3) quality of …

20
Jul

New handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the main ideas and concepts of integrated care

This handbook gives profound insight into the main ideas and concepts of integrated care. It offers a managed care perspective with a focus on patient orientation, efficiency, and quality by applying widely recognized management approaches to the field of health care. The handbook also provides international best practices and shows how integrated care does work throughout various health systems

20
Jul

Dr Viktoria Stein joins ADVANTAGE JA Expert Panel

This is the first Joint Action on the Prevention of Frailty. It is co-funded by the Third European Health Programme of the European Union 2014-2020. With a budget of 3.5 million euros it will run for 3 years. It involves 22 Member States and over 40 organizations. Spain, in practice the Madrid Health Service-Getafe Hospital (a Reference site of the EIP – AHA)

20
Jul

An update from the WHO people-centred health services team

On 24 May at the 70th World Health Assembly, a group of large emerging economies referred to as the “BRICS countries” – which includes Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa – convened at a side event sponsored by China. The aim: to share experiences and innovations on people-centred reforms as a cornerstone to making progress towards universal health coverage, using the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services as a basis for discussion….Find out more here

28
Jun

Announcing the IFIC Fellowship programme 2017/18

The IFIC fellowship programme offers prospective participants a 10 months enhanced access to the expertise, network and events of IFIC, including one2one mentoring, participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school. The basis for the fellowship is a project relevant to the fellow and their employer, which will be elaborated during the year

17
Jun

IFIC Appoints New Executive Board

Last week, IFIC celebrated its 17thInternational Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC17) in Dublin, Ireland on 8th to 10th May 2017. Co-hosted by the Health Services Executive in Ireland, the event attracted some 1200 delegates from 54 different countries with over 3,500 persons attending via the live stream.

13
Jun

Call for chapters – new book on “Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems”

This book will advance the literature on multi-organisational and multi-actor networks of care (i.e. care ecosystems) by specifically addressing the dual questions of:
• how do we (re)organize current care systems towards more integrated, more effective care provision
• and how do we do this in ways that benefit patients and their families, while also significantly increasing the quality of life for those who work within the care ecosystem.

30
May

Congratulations to the winner of the ICIC17 IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award

The “Development of a new integrated care organizational model for patients with complex needs in the Basque Country”. A new organization model for the care of multimorbid patients was defined, developed and deployed as part of the EU funded project ‘CareWell’. Several elements were identified as key factors: integrated care pathways agreed by all stakeholders, decision support tools, ICT services, training of professionals, development of an structured empowerment program for patients and caregivers (Kronik-ON) and a new mathematical model to predict the use of resources in mid-long term (“Predictive Modelling”)

19
Jan

CareWell and BeyondSilos Joint Final Conference

Both CareWell and BeyondSilos projects will come to an end in January 2017 after three years of successful implementation of technology enabled integrated eCare services in 11 European regions. In this respect, we look forward to presenting the final results of our fruitful work during our final conference in Barcelona (Spain), held back-to-back with the GSMA World Mobile Congress.

17
Nov

Press Release – Whanau Tahi Formally Partner with IFIC

Whanau Tahi announces a 3 Year strategic knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Whānau Tahi’s moemoea is for vital wellness data and family health plans to be shared across health, education, whānau ora, and social service providers to ensure each support person understands the unique needs and history of the whānau each step of the way, all with an eye on quantifying the ‘social return on investment’.

13
Sep

In Conversation with Nick Goodwin

Our co-founder and CEO, Nick Goodwin spoke to guest editor for Healthcare Quarterly, Renee Lyons about examples of excellence in the adoption of integrated care around the world, as well as the challenges that lie ahead in realizing its full potential across health and social care systems.

28
Jul

Abstract submission now open for – The journey to person-centred Integrated Care- new ways of working

Care providers, join the discussion Join the discussion on changing the way we deliver health and social care services and become part of the journey to integrated, co-ordinated care. Integrated Care aims to put patient needs, outcomes and experiences at the centre of everything we do. This involves joining up our health and social care services and in doing so improve quality and patient experience. For more information, check out the Clinical Strategy and Programmes website and the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

5
Jul

Launch of Joint Call for Action to scale up Integrated Care in Europe

In the European Parliament on 15 June, the newly established Integrated Care Alliance launched its initiative and Call for Action at an event hosted by Michał Boni MEP. The Call for Action sets out ten recommendations for accelerating the development, uptake and scaling-up of Integrated Care models in Europe. This initiative is complimentary to the European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA), the initiative launched by the European Commission to foster innovation in the field of active and healthy ageing.

16
Jun

Congratulations to the Winners of the ICIC16 Integrated Care Awards

Congratulations to the winner of the IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award the PRINCEP program, a clinical program for specialized and integrated care of paediatric patients with complex chronic conditions. PRINCEP is structured in a multidisciplinary team that includes a paediatrician, nurse, social worker and psycho-spiritual specialist. PRINCEP allows better care coordination and savings in ...
16
Jun

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly adopt integrated health care

During the opening ceremony of ICIC16 Dr Margaret Chan set out the vision for strengthening health systems, achieving universal health coverage and making services more people-centred and integrated. At the same time in Genvea, during the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly, WHO Member States officially discussed the Framework on integrated people-centred health services and its draft ...
14
Jan

Dr Nick Goodwin receives the 2016 Donabedian International Award

Each year the Avedis Donabedian Foundation honours leaders in the field of quality in healthcare: persons or institutions that have made a substantial contribution to healthcare excellence in Catalonia. Previous recipients include Sir Michael Marmot and Sir Liam Donaldson and Professors Julio Frenk, Martin McKee, Chris Ham, Richard Grol, Jon Ovretveit, Angela Coulter and Barbara Starfield.

9
Dec

Project SUSTAIN meets in Barcelona

SUSTAINABLE TAILORED INTEGRATED CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE (SUSTAIN) The second meeting of consortium partners for project SUSTAIN took place in Barcelona from 11-13 November. The SUSTAIN project aims to improve integrated care for older people living at home with multiple health and social care needs. From 2015 to 2019, the project will work …

21
Nov

Congratulations to the Winners of the WCIC3 Integrated Care Awards

Congratulations to the winner of the IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award, Dr Tamar Chitashvili for her paper on the ‘Rationale for improving integrated service delivery: reduced cost and improved care in Georgia’. Dr. Chitashvili has been leading USAID funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project in Georgia aiming to improve quality …

17
Sep

IFIC Chairman Guus Schrijvers will speak at COCIR 2015 eHealth Summit

Integrated Care: Breaking the silos Objectives Better Integrated Care services, using Health IT to share information and collaborate across the care continuum, are increasingly viewed as a practical way to tackle the challenges healthcare systems are facing. The implementation of eHealth services for integrating care hold great potential for breaking down the silos that exist ...
12
Sep

National University of Singapore has a vacancy for Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor

The National University of Singapore – which is the top ranked university in Asia – is recruiting full-time Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Full Professors for the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH). All positions are tenure-track (i.e. appointees are given fixed contracts for up to 7 years, with the goal of obtaining ...
29
Aug

WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health

Aims of the Global Strategy The purpose of the strategy and action plan is to define the goals, strategies, and activities that WHO (its Member States and secretariat) will pursue, and to clearly lay these out as a global framework for public health action. Contributions from non-state actors, including civil society and older adults themselves, ...
20
Aug

WHO have vacancy for Technical Officer (Health Care Services) Geneva

The Health Systems and Innovation (HIS) cluster mission includes fostering innovation for better health and supporting Member States to promote Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by strengthening health systems and innovative approaches. Policy dialogue, informed by best evidence and systematic learning, and supported by capacity strengthening, aims to improve equity in health, access, coverage, quality and ...
15
Aug

Join Europe’s first networked Connected Health PhD training programme

Applications are sought from candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in care giver control of multi-morbid disease management (in the domain of Health Sciences). Candidates will be based in the Insight Centre in University College Dublin (www.insight-centre.org) and will be registered for the doctoral programme within UCD. Further information available at http://www.chessitn.eu/   Application End ...
25
Jun

Request for expression of interest for a contract with WHO EURO – Manual for Change

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, division of Health Systems and Public Health, Heath Services Delivery programme is currently looking for a contractor who can assist with the development of a Framework for Action towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery for people-centred health systems