Miriam Galvin

Congratulations to Sydney Local Health District

By Miriam Galvin / December 2, 2019

Congratulations to Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) for taking out the Collaboration Award in the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management. The ‘Creating Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods’ initiative delivers cross-agency care coordination to ensure vulnerable families have their health and social needs met, and are connected to society.

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Digital Health Europe Workshop

By Miriam Galvin / November 27, 2019

On 4 December 2019, DigitalHealthEurope will conduct the workshop “Improving Availability and Use of Secondary Health Data” at the EHTEL 2019 Symposium in Barcelona “Imagine 2029: Our data, our health, our care”.

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International Conference on Integrated Home Care

By Miriam Galvin / November 18, 2019

On 19 September the Belarus Red Cross Society (BRC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, and with the support of the Swiss Red Cross, hosted an international conference entitled “Integrated home-based care: modern approaches and key challenges”.

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IFIC Latin America

By Miriam Galvin / November 15, 2019

The creation of an active Integrated Care Community in Latin America has been a long-term aspiration for IFIC.

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SCIROCCO Exchange

By Miriam Galvin / November 13, 2019

SCIROCCO Exchange is a 32 month project co funded by the Health Programme of the European Union incorporating 14 collaborative partners across Europe and started on 1st January 2019.

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The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE)

By Miriam Galvin / November 8, 2019
The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) Date: 15-17 November 2019 Location: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) in Melbourne is Victoria's leading CPD event for primary care and is recognised as one of the most important CPD events on the general practice calendar! This time next week, GPCE… Read More

APIC2 LIVE STREAM

By Miriam Galvin / November 5, 2019
The 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care LIVE We are looking forward to welcoming our friends, old and new to Melbourne from 11-13 November next. 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and across the Asia Pacific region as well as colleagues form Europe are attending. We understand that not everyone can find… Read More

ERPIC Update

By Miriam Galvin / November 1, 2019

Welcome to ERPIC!
To uphold our ethos of inclusivity of anyone early in a career, we are now officially the:
Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care .
After our first formal year as the ERPIC Executive team (2018/19), we have all decided to stay on in order to complete our goals for the network. In order to balance our ERPIC commitments with our own research and professional responsibilities, we have reshuffled the team.

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IFIC Ireland Autumn Update

By Miriam Galvin / October 31, 2019

It’s been a busy time in IFIC Ireland this autumn with webinars, speaking engagements, our inaugural Accelerated Learning Program and we have some updates regarding our upcoming events. First, we are postponing the National Forum to May 2020 to allow the inclusion of a number of SláinteCare initiatives that are only now getting underway. All details are below and for anyone who has submitted an abstract, your paper will be considered for our alternative date.

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IFIC Scotland Autumn Update

By Miriam Galvin / October 30, 2019

IFIC Scotland, the Scottish hub for the International Foundation for Integrated Care, continues to expand its Scottish network of professionals, people with lived experience, academics, policy makers and organisations involved in implementing integrated care in Scotland.

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Video: Breakfast With The Chiefs

By Miriam Galvin / October 25, 2019

Making integrated care a reality is one of the most important opportunities in front of us. It is time to improve the experience and outcomes of care, value for money, and to fundamentally shift where and how care is accessed and provided. In many ways, the opportunity in front of us is a universal movement for health system improvement.

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Organisations and Networks

By Miriam Galvin / October 22, 2019
Organisations and Networks A3 Action Group Active Citizenship Network AEIP (Eurpean Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection/Pension Funds) AGIFES – (Asociación Guipuzcoana de Familiares y Personas con Enfermedad Mental) APB AQuA B3 Action Group Basque Government Belgium Platform for International Health Bioef Bundesverband Managed Care e.V (BMC) BVAS (Medical Doctors Union) CHAFEA Chain of… Read More

IJIC Special Collection Call for Papers: People-Driven Care

By Miriam Galvin / October 17, 2019
Introduction Integrated care has often been characterised as a people-centred and community-oriented approach. Yet the field of integrated care – in policy, practice and research – has not fully embraced or understood how people-centred care can and should be built into integrated care strategies and programmes. Moreover, knowledge and evidence of the potential impact of… Read More

ICIC20 Scientific Committee Accepting Late Submissions

By Miriam Galvin / October 14, 2019

ICIC20 is now Accepting Late Submissions until Thursday, 31 October. While it is hard to find time, do not miss this opportunity to showcase your work in the beautfiul city of Šibenik.

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World Hospital Congress, Muscat 2019

By Miriam Galvin / October 11, 2019

The public review of HSO’s new Integrated People-Centred Health Systems standard is taking place between September 6th, 2019 and October 6, 2019.

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The 3rd TransForm conference, Vancouver Canada

By Miriam Galvin / September 19, 2019

At the end of September, Interim CEO Toni Dedeu and senior researchers Nieves Ehrenberg and Monica Sorensen will travel to Vancouver, Canada to the 3rd Transnational Forum for Integrated Community Care (TransForm) conference

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Thinking global while acting local

By Miriam Galvin / September 19, 2019

From a global perspective the Australia health system is considered to be high quality, accessible and innovative delivering good patient outcomes.

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A note from the Chair – Building New Opportunities for Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / September 16, 2019

I am delighted to be writing this blog as the new Chair of IFIC Australia and, in so doing, to pay tribute to our outgoing Chair – Peter McGeorge – for his commitment and enthusiasm over the past 2 years

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How to Take Integrated Care Forward in Australia

By Miriam Galvin / September 15, 2019

A core objective of IFIC Australia is to help support the effective implementation of integrated care in policy and practice. The IFIC Australia initiative reflects the growing focus at State and Federal level on person-centred integrated care as a means to promote better value in the way health and care services are delivered

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Health Standards Organizations Public Review

By Miriam Galvin / September 11, 2019

The public review of HSO’s new Integrated People-Centred Health Systems standard is taking place between September 6th, 2019 and October 6, 2019.

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Validation Test

By Miriam Galvin / September 10, 2019

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IFIC Australia welcomes Sydney consortium as Platinum partners

By Miriam Galvin / September 10, 2019

IFIC Australia welcomes its new consortium Partner, comprising Sydney LHD, South Eastern Sydney LHD and Central and Eastern Sydney PHN.

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Building Community Nests

By Miriam Galvin / September 9, 2019

We all know that personal development takes time. It is a lifelong experience that allows us to incorporate new skills and qualities so that we can better face current and future challenges.

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IFIC: Leadership changes; our journey goes on

By Miriam Galvin / July 23, 2019

We all know that personal development takes time. It is a lifelong experience that allows us to incorporate new skills and qualities so that we can better face current and future challenges.

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Value Based Health Care: Setting the scene for Australia

By Miriam Galvin / July 18, 2019

On June 4th 2019, IFIC met with the steering committee of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care (TransForm) in Brussels.

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TransForm’s journey so far

By Miriam Galvin / July 11, 2019

On June 4th 2019, IFIC met with the steering committee of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care (TransForm) in Brussels.

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Mobilizing Knowledge for Elder Empowerment Forum 2019

By Miriam Galvin / July 11, 2019

IFIC’s Acting CEO & Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will present at the Mobilizing Knowledge for Elder Empowerment (MKEE) Forum held at McGill University in Montreal on July 11-12, 2019, is a timely response to this pressing problem.

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Person Centred Integrated Care Services. Care in Primary Health Conference

By Miriam Galvin / July 5, 2019

IFIC’s Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will attend the Person centred integrated care services. Care in primary health Conference

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SELFIE Final Conference

By Miriam Galvin / June 10, 2019

The final conference of SELFIE will be held on June 13 2019 in the Eye Film Museum Amsterdam on Thursday, 13 June.

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Coordinating care to older people at home: what works and how can we improve care delivery?

By Miriam Galvin / May 30, 2019

On the 17th April 2019, Nick Goodwin hosted a seminar at the University of Newcastle’s Sydney Campus to examine the international evidence and experience in coordination of care to older people with complex needs in the home environment.

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IFIC to Launch International Mapping Exercise of Innovations in Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / May 30, 2019

There are many innovations in integrated care ongoing in Australia and worldwide, but most often there is a lack of awareness or appreciation of these projects in how they have been designed and implemented and the impact they have made.

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VIGOUR shares its first lessons learned at ICIC19 in San Sebastian

By Miriam Galvin / May 22, 2019

ICIC19 in San Sebastian provided the first opportunity for VIGOUR partners to share their work with an external audience after the start of the project in January 2019.VIGOUR contributed to two important workshops on capacity and capability building to implement and scale-up integrated care programmes and solutions

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A final note from Peter McGeorge, Chairman of IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / May 21, 2019

With regret this is my last newsletter as Chair of IFIC Australia, as I stepped down from the role at our last Partners meeting in April.

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Social work: a missing voice of integrated care?

By Miriam Galvin / May 21, 2019

Collaboration is at heart of integrated care. Responding to the differing needs, aspirations and contexts of individuals and their families is beyond the gift and expertise of a single profession.

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Canada make a growing contribution to the global movement for change

By Miriam Galvin / May 9, 2019

The ICIC 2019 conference in Donostia-San Sebastian was a wonderful opportunity for Canadians to learn who in Canada is working to better understand, improve and advance integrated care.

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Carole Ann Alloway, Caregiver talks about the importance of co-design

By Miriam Galvin / May 9, 2019

In February of 2018 I got an email from Jodeme Goldhar, Executive Lead – Strategy and Innovation at The Change Foundation asking if I would be interested in speaking with her at a keynote address of ICIC2018 in Utrecht, Holland

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Winner of Integrated Care Award, Jacobi Elliott on her ICIC experience

By Miriam Galvin / May 9, 2019

In April 2019, I had the privilege of attending my 6th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC), the annual conference hosted by the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).

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Dr Nick Goodwin and Dr David Perkins write for Health Advocate Magazine April Edition

By Miriam Galvin / May 2, 2019

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.

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Dr Dana Newcomb reflects on CHQ’s case studies

By Miriam Galvin / May 2, 2019

Integrated care is a well-established concept amongst health policy makers and system leaders in Australia. However it is still considered by many to be a means of improving outcomes and experience of care for older adult populations. Children and young people are often left out of the conversation.

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Health Justice Australia comes on board as a partner

By Miriam Galvin / May 2, 2019

Integrated care is increasingly present in the priorities of Australia’s healthcare, from the work of our primary care services to the policy settings within government.

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