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20
Apr

Integrating services for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses in a small rural community

We have just published a paper on an integrated community service development we have been observing for more than a decade (1,2). The collaborative relationship started with the recognition that people with serious and persistent mental illnesses did not access general practitioners for physical health care despite being amongst the most vulnerable people in the community.

10
Apr

Strengthening Health and Social Care in Billstedt and Horn, Hamburg

On 16th and 17th March 2017 a meeting was held of the IFIC Executive Board at the offices of OptiMedis AG in Hamburg, Germany to discuss the Foundation’s future focus and direction.A highlight of the meeting was to take a site visit to a new project seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Billstedt and Horn.

15
Mar

Call for evidence on Integrated Care

The project follows-up on work done by the Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) Expert Group in the development of an assessment framework for integrated care

8
Mar

International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March is International Women’s Day and we would like to take the opportunity to recognise some of the great women who are advancing the science, knowledge and application of Integrated Care around the world.

25
Jan

Updates from our IFIC Fellows

It is now more than a month since the 4th World Congress on Integrated Care (WCIC4) was held in Wellington. Over 600 delegates from the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and of course the host nation, New Zealand attended the 3 day event taking advantage of the high quality of plenary discussions, parallel sessions and workshops.

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.

18
Jan

Martin Thomas

Chief Medical Officer, Lakes District Health Board

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.

7
Dec

Dr Harry Pope

GP, Fairfield, NSW, Australia

7
Dec

Trumpism, Brexit and the Post-Truth Society: Five Challenges for the Future of the Integrated Care Movement

Globally, 2016 is likely to become regarded as the year that the integrated care movement came of age. The ratification by the 69th World Health Assembly in May of the World Health Organisation’s Framework for Integrated People-Centred Health Services set a global challenge for all care systems to make a fundamental shift in care delivery that puts people and communities at the centre of more co-ordinated health and care systems.

5
Dec

Reflecting on the first year of the Horizon2020 EU project SELFIE

Parallel to an ageing society is the increase in prevalence of multi-morbidity. Persons with multi-morbidity often deal with multiple care providers in both the health- and social care sectors, and are likely to benefit from person-centred integrated, and well-coordinated, care. Different integrated care programmes for multi-morbidity can be identified, however, further developments in the field are needed. The Horizon2020 EU project ‘SELFIE’ (Sustainable intEgrated care modeLs for multi-morbidity: delivery, FinancIng and pErformance) aims to address these needs. In the coming years, we would like to update readers of the IFIC-blog on the progress we make in SELFIE.

1
Dec

WCIC4 Presentations

Please click below to download all the presentations from WCIC4, or return to the WCIC4 event page.    

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
Nov

SELFIE 2020

SELFIE (Sustainable intEgrated care modeLs for multi-morbidity: delivery, FInancing and performancE) is a Horizon2020 EU project that will contribute to the current state of knowledge and provide applicable policy advice on integrated care for persons with multi-morbidity

10
Nov

Mirella Lingwood

Business Manager

25
Oct

Marie Curran

Senior Fellow

25
Oct

Mudi Kadu

Research and Policy Intern

25
Oct

Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Development Bank work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality.

25
Oct

SUSTAIN

SUSTAIN is a cross-European research project and stands for sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe.

19
Oct

The practicalities of implementing a Patient Centred Diabetic Medical Home

In his first blog as part of his Fellowship with the Foundation, Dr Harry Pope discusses how the Australian government is looking for more “cost neutral” ways of delivering medical services within a primary care setting.

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.

28
Jul

Patient is partner, not consumer

The 1960s saw the emergence of cooperation in healthcare; a development that started with the GP. Teams were established. A second wave of cooperation emerged in the 1980s. This second wave concerned care for people with chronic conditions. Primary care and secondary care started to cooperate: shared care was born. The first ten conferences of the International Foundation of Integrated Care (1999-2009) focused on cooperation in primary care, elderly care and chronic care and continued to do so in the years after. However, integrated care also expanded to mental healthcare, palliative care, emergency care and birth care. Currently, global efforts are made to expand integrated care to a great number of new patient groups and to study aspects of it.

27
Jul

How do we intentionally develop the integrated workforce?

This blog is about intentionality. We intend to improve integrated care for local people – and improvement can be anywhere on the spectrum of small local change, to radical new models of care to transform population health outcomes – and we intend to invest time, energy and resources in doing this.

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.

28
Jun

Anne Hendry

Senior Fellow

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 ...
15
Jun

Integrated Care – The Time is Now

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”.

15
Jun

The Movement for Change Accelerates

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.

15
Jun

Dr Randy Petzel and Dr Kathleen Frisbee, Veteran’s Health Administration (interview) – ICIC16

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.

15
Jun

Opening Ceremony – Dr Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization (WHO) – ICIC16

Dr Margaret Chandiscussed Supporting all countries to achieve Universal Health Coverage and implement people-centred, integrated health services

15
Jun

Dr Alonzo Plough, Robert Wood Johnstone Foundation (interview) – ICIC16

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.

15
Jun

Don Redding, Policy Director at National Voices UK (interview) – ICIC16

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

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 ...
22
May

Lots of learning on Integrated care in Norrtälje, Sweden

Tiohundra AB in Norrtälje, Sweden, was chosen as one of the sites for case studies within the area of mental health as part of the Project Integrate. On the 22nd of March 2016 Dr Nick Goodwin and Dr Viktoria Stein from the IFIC, visited Norrtälje in order to give some feed-back on the framework developed within the Project Integrate so far, as well as getting updated on the development of the integration of services in Norrtälje.

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