Fiona Lyne

Power in our collective: how we build the future as one system and ‘one team’

By Fiona Lyne / 9 April, 2020

The first in IFIC’s “Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis – Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality” webinar series took place on Wednesday, 8th April and was attended by 250 delegates representing 40 countries.
In this webinar series we will be offering an opportunity for our network to hear about the integrated care approaches implemented and considerations being made around the world to address people’s continued care and support needs beyond the immediate public health issues and crisis management.

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Information relating to our upcoming webinars, courses and events

By Fiona Lyne / 3 April, 2020

Information relating to upcoming webinars, courses and events due to the COVID-19 travel and other restrictions.

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3rd Transnational Conference on Integrated Community Care

By Fiona Lyne / 10 June, 2019

Through a series of four conferences, TransForm is exploring the undoubted potential this new and diffuse concept of integrated community care presents.

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Spotlight on Learning from International Experiences in Funding and Financing Workshop

By Fiona Lyne / 17 May, 2019

Here Nieves Ehrenberg, Senior Researcher at the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) provides a summary of a session focusing on funding and financing at ICIC19.

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Spotlight on The OMIS Room: Experiences of End of Life Integrated Care

By Fiona Lyne / 17 May, 2019

Here Nieves Ehrenberg, Senior Researcher at the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) provides a summary of a session focusing on end of life care at ICIC19

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ICIC19 Integrated Care Award Winners

By Fiona Lyne / 17 May, 2019

The IFIC Integrated Care Awards are selected based on quality of content, originality and quality of presentation. The awards are supported by the Foundation and are in recognition of the advancement of the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.

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Global cross-pollination of ideas to solve local problems

By Fiona Lyne / 17 May, 2019

Have you ever tried to cook something outside of the dish’s country of origin? It tastes different. No matter how thoroughly you read and follow a recipe. It still tastes different. The soil, the air, the water, in essence, the elements that affect the ingredients are different.

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IFIC Movement enters new phase of expansion

By Fiona Lyne / 17 May, 2019

This growing following is testament to the continued interest in integrated care as one of the few truly promising routes to improving care and outcomes that is relevant for all people living in different contexts and settings.

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IFIC, two decades bringing about transformational change for people and their health and wellbeing

By Fiona Lyne / 17 May, 2019
IFIC, two decades bringing about transformational change for people and their health and wellbeing. The 19th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC) bears the imprint of two decades of transformational change in health and social care provision. The evolution of care service delivery has gravitated from supply to demand. This is reflected in the evolution… Read More

Number of vacancies to become available on IFIC Board

By Fiona Lyne / 16 May, 2019

Due to the expiration of terms of board members, the IFIC Board currently has vacancies for new board members. Appointments are to serve a three-year term, with the option for one re-appointment of three years. Appointment of the new members will be in September 2019.

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Capacity building and technical support for implementing Integrated Care in Europe

By Fiona Lyne / 15 May, 2019

The European Commission, Directorate-General Health and Food Safety, in collaboration with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), organised a workshop and a marketplace on “capacity building and technical support for implementing integrated care” in the context of the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC19), 1-3 April 2019, in San Sebastian, Spain.

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Year of intense work leads to record number of attendees in San Sebastian

By Fiona Lyne / 15 May, 2019

Seeing the San Sebastián Kursaal Congress Centre brimming with over 1,300 colleagues interested in integrated care, a record to date at ICIC conferences, was a great pleasure for everyone who has been involved in organising ICIC19 to a greater or less extent, particularly after a year of intense work.

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Co design plays a major role in the future of effective health care

By Fiona Lyne / 29 January, 2019

Jodeme Goldhar made an impact at ICIC18 in Utrecht when she stood alongside caregiver Carole Ann Alloway to deliver an impassioned keynote on Transformation Through Integration

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Engaging and Empowering Individuals, Carers and Families through Integrated Community Care

By Fiona Lyne / 29 January, 2019

Mobilising community resources and engaging citizens to take control of their own health and welfare is the focus for the next TransForm conference.

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1st North American Conference on Integrated Care to take place in Toronto, October 2020

By Fiona Lyne / 16 October, 2018

The IHPME’s annual Moonshot celebration takes place today, Tuesday, 16 October in the heart of downtown Toronto at the beautiful Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Dr Nick Goodwin, CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care is this year’s keynote address and will present the impact of integrated care around the world and consider recent developments in Canada as well as looking at opportunities and challenges for the future.

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A reflection on the on the CCLHD evaluation report

By Fiona Lyne / 27 April, 2018

I’m writing this blog following a week’s visit to the NSW Central Coast by our friends and colleagues from IFIC Australia and IFIC. These times are strongly valued by our Local Health District and partners because they provide the opportunity to educate our teams, reflect on our integrated care journey to date and to plan the next steps

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Peter McGeorge, Chairman of IFIC Australia introduces inaugural newsletter

By Fiona Lyne / 5 February, 2018

Chairman of IFIC Australia Professor Peter McGeorge introduces our inaugural newsletter which will be published quarterly and will keep members, partners and colleagues up to date on all our IFIC news. Prof McGeorge is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Universities of NSW and Notre Dame (Sydney) and St Vincent’s Health Network.

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TRANSFORMERS II – Transforming The Healthcare System For The Better

By Fiona Lyne / 5 February, 2018

Bronwyn Thirkell, Senior Project Officer at the North Coast Primary Health Network, discusses November’s Transformers II, a series of event aimed at analysing some of the area’s encouraging health care solutions.

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IFIC Australia meets in Brisbane

By Fiona Lyne / 5 February, 2018

IFIC Australia is as a Collaborative Centre between IFIC and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) at the University of Newcastle, NSW. The core mission of IFIC Australia is to develop capacity and capabilities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region in the design and delivery of integrated care.

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It’s all about outcomes! Mel Tinsley explains the important work taking place in NSW in measuring outcomes that matter to patients

By Fiona Lyne / 5 February, 2018

The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and IFIC Scotland held a joint workshop at the recent 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care in Brisbane. The session titled ‘It’s All About Outcomes’ explored how to record and use personal outcomes to improve outcomes based consultations. The workshop also discussed how to use Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and outcomes based conversations to enhance the experience and outcomes of care in different care settings and health systems.

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Integrated Care Search Filter will launch in April

By Fiona Lyne / 5 February, 2018

IFIC Australia has been working on a new search tool to help support easier access to internationally published work on different aspects of integrated care. IC Search is due to be launched in April to coincide with next committee meetings and workshops led by IFIC CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and other IFIC senior staff.

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Joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales concludes

By Fiona Lyne / 5 February, 2018

A joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales, is coming to an end, with papers in preparation and a final report near completion. Researchers from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the IFIC Faculty were awarded a competitive tender to undertake the formative evaluation last year.

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My Fellowship Journey by Dr Harry Pope

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

Dr Harry Pope talks about his fellowship journey, key learnings and how he will use Integrated Care principles to support, develop and implement programmes that have local relevance.

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IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project TransForm

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project aimed at supporting policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care. TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up last year as part of a three-year project. It is an initiative funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

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Don’t underestimate the need to keep your skills up-to-date

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

Places are filling up fast for this year’s International Summer School on Integrated Care. Aimed at professionals in the field of integrated care, clinicians, researchers and managers, this standalone course provides an intensive one-week of education and training on the theory and practice of Integrated Care.

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IFIC welcomes new staff members and Martin Perrin as Finance Adviser

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

IFIC has welcomed three new staff members in the past few months, and appointed Jodeme Goldhar as a Senior Associate and Mudi Kadu, as a Junior Associate.

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IFIC is presenting at the 4th International Health Care Reform Conference

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

As part of its knowledge partnership with the Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, IFIC has been invited to speak at The 4th International Health Care Reform Conference in Australia.

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IFIC is delighted to announce it now accepts fellowship applications on a rolling basis.

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

Applicants for the IFIC Fellowship program are no longer restricted to an October start-date; rather individuals can take the lead and ensure a much more flexible fellowship journey. IFIC will continue to offer a maximum of four places on its bespoke integrated care programme, which includes 10-12 months’ enhanced access to IFIC’s expertise, network and events; one-to-one mentoring, as well as participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school.

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Are you a student or an early-career professional looking for opportunities to network and collaborate in the field of integrated care?

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

IFIC is delighted to announce the formation of a new network called Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care, ERIC. Open to all early-career professionals or students around the world, ERIC aims to connect those with a strong interest in advancing integrated care from a research, practice or policy perspective.

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From Concept to Reality – International Summer School in Australia

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

IFIC Australia will co-host an International Summer School aimed at supporting organisations to implement their integrated care strategies.

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How IFIC Scotland are supporting Special Interest Groups and the Integrated Care Academy

By Fiona Lyne / 30 January, 2018

Here Dr Anne Hendry talks IFIC Scotland, and its work to develop a broad spectrum of new special interest groups as well as deliver education and training activities via the IFIC Academy.

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Call for applications – Communications Officer

By Fiona Lyne / 27 July, 2017

The International Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible early career researcher or professional, who would like to experience the IFIC spirit and work alongside the leading international experts in the field of integrated care theory and practice.

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International Summer School for Integrated Care, July 2017

By Fiona Lyne / 25 July, 2017

Over the course of the week from the 3rd to the 7th of July, the sun shone steadily on Wolfson College, Oxford. People were merrily floating on punts down the Cherwell river, flowers were in bloom and students were relaxing on picnic blankets under the shade of weeping willows. Fellow health and social care professionals,…

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IFIC Junior Researcher receives AGE-WELL Award

By Fiona Lyne / 25 July, 2017

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…

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Project SUSTAIN meets in Barcelona

By Fiona Lyne / 9 December, 2015

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…

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Congratulations to the Winners of the WCIC3 Integrated Care Awards

By Fiona Lyne / 21 November, 2015

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…

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

By Fiona Lyne / 20 August, 2015
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… Read More

A communication’s update from IFIC

By Fiona Lyne / 28 May, 2015

Fiona Lyne, Director of Communications provides an overview of recent activities including highlights from ICIC15, plans for our next World Congresses and International Conferences as well as exciting developments in European integrated care projects and plans for the member’s network online platform.

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IFIC Annual Integrated Care Awards at ICIC15

By Fiona Lyne / 22 April, 2015

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 ….

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

By Fiona Lyne / 24 March, 2015

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.

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