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1
Feb

Our CEO Nick Goodwin will be Keynote Speaker at 1000 Lives Improvement Conference

A keynote by Dr Nick Goodwin, our co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) who will share his experience and the latest evidence about the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.Dr Goodwin will draw upon integrated models of care to explore some of the key enablers including policy, digital solutions, clinical leadership and coproduction, which can help to achieve a more integrated approach to health and social care in NHS Wales.

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.

8
Dec

New JAMA study show results in better clinical outcomes and lower costs

Evidence from a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare shows it is possible to deliver high quality patient care while simultaneously reducing costs using team-based care within an integrated delivery system.

22
Nov

IBenC Final Conference Registration is Open

The IBenC Consortium has announce that its Final Conference will be featured within the context of the European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing, as Partner Event.

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’.

15
Sep

Five of CAREWELL’s pilot regions awarded Reference Site status by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

On July 14 2016, the ScalaAHA study made the results of the 2016 EIP on AHA Call for Reference Sites public. Five of CareWell’s pilot regions were officially awarded the “Reference Site” status: Basque Country, Feltre (as part of Veneto), Apulia, Zagreb and Powys (as part of Wales).

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

Final consultation on the European framework for action on integrated health services delivery

As part of its research agenda, IFIC is a consortium partner in project SUSTAIN – sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe. As the first year of the project has drawn to a close, the case sites in Austria, England, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain are embarking on their change implementation,

28
Jul

Horizon2020 project SUSTAIN coming to Oxford for its next meeting

As part of its research agenda, IFIC is a consortium partner in project SUSTAIN – sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe. As the first year of the project has drawn to a close, the case sites in Austria, England, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain are embarking on their change implementation,

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 ...
22
May

Good news. We’re live streaming #ICI16 LIVE from Barcelona… Sign-up and Watch Anytime, Anywhere.

Can't make it to Barcelona? Watch #ICIC16 Live and on-demand. Good news. Not everyone can find the funds, or the time, to attend #ICIC16 so we will be streaming the conference live to our global audience of IFIC members. Watch it online from your desk, your tablet or phone. We’ll live stream videos of the ...
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 ...
8
Jul

HSE launches National Programme for Integrated Care in Ireland

The International Foundation for Integrated Care are proud to support the Health Service Executive in Ireland launch a National Programme for Integrated Care at the Making People-centred Integrated Care a Reality Conference in Dublin Castle on Tuesday, 6 October next.

8
Jul

Pathways for integrated eCare White Paper

SmartCare has published a white paper based on project experiences to date of how health and social care are organized in different regions, how different work processes are structured and how both types of services co-operate.

8
Jul

Public consultation on WHO global strategy on PCIHS

The WHO global strategy on people-centred and integrated health services represents a call for a fundamental shift in the way health services are funded, managed and delivered. This is urgently needed to meet the challenges being faced nowadays by health systems around the world.

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

20
May

Dr Emilio Herrera receives award for policy development in palliative care

The president of the NewHealth Foundation, Dr. Emilio Herrera has received the Palliative Care Policy Development Award 2015 that is given by the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC) to people worldwide who have made a major contribution and changed policy in palliative care

13
May

LSHTM is seeking an experienced health and/or social care researcher

We are seeking an experienced health and/or social care researcher to lead the Evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme in the Context of New Funding Arrangements for Integrated Care in England, by developing a major programme of policy-relevant qualitative and quantitative evaluative research on the costs and benefits of health and social care integration based on the Pioneer programme.

11
May

IFIC is supporting the WHO summer school

Responding to the burden of chronic disease presents challenges for all health systems. In European Union countries, between one‐fifth to over 40% of adults report one or more long‐standing health problem.

22
Apr

IFIC Annual Integrated Care Awards at ICIC15

The IFIC Annual Integrated Care Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion of the science, knowledge or application of integrated care in policy and practice around the world was presented to ….

24
Mar

Population health systems: going beyond integrated care

This paper aims to challenge those involved in integrated care and public health to ‘join up the dots’, seeing integrated care as part of a broader shift away from fragmentation towards an approach focused on improving population health.

24
Mar

Focusing on the individual – IBM’s approach to integrated care

I am thrilled to be supporting IBM Smarter Care at the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care (ICIC15) for what is going to be another stimulating event.

9
Feb

Project INTEGRATE launches new Integrated Care research website

Project INTEGRATE is an EU-funded research project that aims to gain valuable insights into the leadership, management and delivery of integrated care to support European care systems to respond to the challenges of ageing populations and the rise of people living with long-term chronic conditions.

7
Jan

WCIC2 IFIC poster prizes

IFIC poster prizes acknowledge the valuable contributions the authors and researchers submitting these abstracts make to enhance integrated care science and practice.

7
Jan

Join the AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network

The AFE-INNOVNET thematic network is setting up a Europe-wide community and needs your support

7
Jan

Three Country Study Tours – Reduced Prices!

Check out our lower prices and revised programme

25
Feb

New edition of IJIC published

Mergers and Integrated Care, Measuring Integration and Reviewing Succesful Integrated Care Interventions A Perspective paper:   Mergers and integrated care: the Quebec experience by Louis Demers: “(…) If mergers are not necessary to increase integrated care, are they more useful or more detrimental to this form of care?” Two Research and Theory papers: – Multidisciplinary group …