Miriam Galvin

Improving Health Outcomes for Children through development of an Integrated Wellness Model by IFIC Fellow Martin Thomas

By Miriam Galvin / January 25, 2017

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.

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Takehome messages from WCIC4 by IFIC Fellow Harry Pope

By Miriam Galvin / January 25, 2017

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.

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CareWell and BeyondSilos Joint Final Conference

By Miriam Galvin / January 19, 2017

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.

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

By Miriam Galvin / December 8, 2016

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.

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Dr Harry Pope

By Miriam Galvin / December 7, 2016

GP, Fairfield, NSW, Australia

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

By Miriam Galvin / December 7, 2016

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.

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Reflecting on the first year of the Horizon2020 EU project SELFIE

By Miriam Galvin / December 5, 2016

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.

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IBenC Final Conference Registration is Open

By Miriam Galvin / November 22, 2016

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.

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Press Release – Whanau Tahi Formally Partner with IFIC

By Miriam Galvin / November 17, 2016

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’.

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The practicalities of implementing a Patient Centred Diabetic Medical Home

By Miriam Galvin / October 19, 2016

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.

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

By Miriam Galvin / September 15, 2016

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).

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In Conversation with Nick Goodwin

By Miriam Galvin / September 13, 2016

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.

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

By Miriam Galvin / July 28, 2016

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,

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Horizon2020 project SUSTAIN coming to Oxford for its next meeting

By Miriam Galvin / July 28, 2016

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,

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Martin Thomas

By Miriam Galvin / January 18, 2015

Chief Medical Officer, Lakes District Health Board

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