Miriam Galvin

Organisations and Networks

By Miriam Galvin / 22-10-19
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 / 17-10-19
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 / 14-10-19

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 / 11-10-19

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 / 19-09-19

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 / 19-09-19

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 / 16-09-19

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 / 15-09-19

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 / 11-09-19

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 / 10-09-19

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IFIC Australia welcomes Sydney consortium as Platinum partners

By Miriam Galvin / 10-09-19

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 / 09-09-19

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 / 23-07-19

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 / 18-07-19

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 / 11-07-19

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 / 11-07-19

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 / 05-07-19

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 / 10-06-19

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 / 30-05-19

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 / 30-05-19

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 / 22-05-19

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 / 21-05-19

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 / 21-05-19

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 / 09-05-19

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 / 09-05-19

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 / 09-05-19

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 / 02-05-19

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 / 02-05-19

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 / 02-05-19

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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IJIC Editor Dr Liz Schroeder appointed to the National Mental Health Commission in Australia

By Miriam Galvin / 01-05-19

The National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) announced Dr Elizabeth Schroeder, IJIC Editor as a new member from 3 April 2019 to 31 January 2021.

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ERPIC attended G7 preliminary Health Experts Meeting

By Miriam Galvin / 01-05-19

Having a place at the oval table with the flags of the G7 countries was intimidating. Nevertheless, the cordial greetings from the delegates showed their receptivity as they trickled in to take their seats for the Second G7 Working group of Health Experts meeting.

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Royal decoration for Guus schrijvers

By Miriam Galvin / 01-05-19

On Friday April 26, the day before Kings day, our former IFIC president and one of the ‘founding fathers’ Guus Schrijvers got a royal decoration from mayor Van Zanen in his city Utrecht, the Netherlands

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VIGOUR kick-off in Luxembourg

By Miriam Galvin / 18-04-19

A good start to an ambitious project: From 13-14 February the 17 VIGOUR partners met for the first time in Luxembourg

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VIGOUR participates in ICIC19 in San Sebastian

By Miriam Galvin / 18-04-19

From 1-3 April, VIGOUR attended the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care. During the conference, the project took part in two workshops on integrated care capacity building

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A survey on the practices and tools for identifying individuals to integrated care and support

By Miriam Galvin / 11-04-19

Person-centered integrated care is an actual topic of development in the European countries, because the amount of people who need and use several different services is growing fast, and at the same time the budgets of care are diminishing. The individuals who might benefit from integrated care should be identified as early as possible to provide them timely, seamless and cost-effective integrated care and support.

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ACT@Scale Final Workshop at ICIC19!

By Miriam Galvin / 30-03-19

The ACT@Scale consortium is thrilled to host its Final workshop in collaboration with the International Conference on Integrated Care 2019. The collaboration with ICIC19 supports the synergy between ACT@Scale’s primary focus on implementation and scaling up, and ICIC19’s general focus on integrated care.

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IFIC Austalia are delighted to announce partnership with AHHA

By Miriam Galvin / 26-03-19

Coordinated and integrated care is a critical part of a fit for purpose 21st century healthcare system that meets the 21st century needs and expectations of Australians. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has worked extensively with members and the broader health sector to articulate a vision for value-based, outcomes-focused and patient centred care,

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A note from Peter McGeorge, Chairman of IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / 26-03-19

IFIC Australia has made solid progress since our last newsletter with work done by partners on developing case studies based on work in their services, responses to the Productivity Commission report on Integrated Care and planning for the 2nd Asia-Pacific (APIC) conference.

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IFIC sees significant growth in Australian academic output in 2018

By Miriam Galvin / 26-03-19

When IFIC Australia was founded in November 2015, one of its core objectives was to provide a platform through which to develop and exchange ideas to advance science and knowledge in Australia and on an international stage.

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Roadmap for Sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe LAUNCHED!

By Miriam Galvin / 22-03-19

On 13th of March 2019 in Brussels, IFIC’s Maggie Langins, Toni Dedeu and Nick Goodwin took part in the final conference for SUSTAIN. The conference marked the end of the 4 year Horizon 2020 project which worked in close collaboration with health and social care staff in 13 sites across 7 countries in Europe to improve integrated care for older people with complex conditions at home.

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