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IFIC welcomes Henriikka Laurola as a Junior Researcher

By Miriam Galvin / January 11, 2018

Henriikka joined IFIC in October 2017 after completing a MSc in International Development at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. She also has an MSc in Gender Studies from Birkbeck, University of London, UK, and a BSc in Social and Public Policy from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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IFIC junior associate and president of IFIC’s Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care network

By Miriam Galvin / January 11, 2018

Mudi Kadu has been appointed as a Junior Associate with IFIC and will work to develop its international network of students and early career researchers. Combining her work experience and knowledge gained as a Junior Researcher with IFIC, she aims to strengthen support for young professionals and students.

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New European Project TransForm is supported by IFIC

By Miriam Galvin / January 8, 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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A settling year for IFIC Scotland

By Miriam Galvin / December 12, 2017

2017 was a fantastic year for IFIC Scotland. First we found a new home in the International Centre for Integrated Care (IC4IC), hosted by the University of the West of Scotland, with IFIC and the Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland as our founding partners, and supported by an enthusiastic cross sector Advisory Board. More stories and pictures of 2017 will be shared in our January newsletter.

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An exciting start for IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / December 12, 2017

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) facilitated the first work of IFIC Australia with the delivery of two key workshops on the Central Coast in February.
Dr Nick Goodwin (CEO and founder of IFIC) and Prof Anne Hendry (Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scotland and IFIC Associate) brought their international integrated care expertise to the workshops.

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Co-designing services an important focus for Integrated Care Awards at APIC1

By Miriam Galvin / December 11, 2017

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.

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University of the West of Scotland launches new MSc Leading People-centred Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / December 5, 2017

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) are delighted to announce an innovative new Masters programme on Leading People-centred Integrated Care. The programme is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters level study for staff working in health, social care, housing or community sectors locally, nationally or internationally.

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The University of Oxford has a vacancy for a Researcher in Health Economics

By Miriam Galvin / November 22, 2017

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.

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Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies Announces Partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / October 4, 2017

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.

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New handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the main ideas and concepts of integrated care

By Miriam Galvin / September 5, 2017

This handbook gives profound insight into the main ideas and concepts of integrated care. It offers a managed care perspective with a focus on patient orientation, efficiency, and quality by applying widely recognized management approaches to the field of health care. The handbook also provides international best practices and shows how integrated care does work throughout various health systems

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Call for applications – Communications Officer

By Fiona Lyne / July 27, 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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IFIC Junior Researcher receives AGE-WELL Award

By Fiona Lyne / July 25, 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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Dr Viktoria Stein joins ADVANTAGE JA Expert Panel

By Miriam Galvin / July 20, 2017

This is the first Joint Action on the Prevention of Frailty. It is co-funded by the Third European Health Programme of the European Union 2014-2020. With a budget of 3.5 million euros it will run for 3 years. It involves 22 Member States and over 40 organizations. Spain, in practice the Madrid Health Service-Getafe Hospital (a Reference site of the EIP – AHA)

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An update from the WHO people-centred health services team

By Miriam Galvin / July 20, 2017

On 24 May at the 70th World Health Assembly, a group of large emerging economies referred to as the “BRICS countries” – which includes Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa – convened at a side event sponsored by China. The aim: to share experiences and innovations on people-centred reforms as a cornerstone to making progress towards universal health coverage, using the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services as a basis for discussion….Find out more here

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Are you a policy maker, payer or professional working in integrated care? The SELFIE-project is looking for you!

By Miriam Galvin / July 20, 2017

The EU-financed SELFIE project is researching integrated care for persons with multi-morbidity. SELFIE is currently evaluating promising integrated care programmes for multi-morbidity in eight EU countries: The Netherlands, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Norway, the UK, and Spain.

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Call for applications – Junior Researcher

By Miriam Galvin / July 4, 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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Announcing the IFIC Fellowship programme 2017/18

By Miriam Galvin / June 28, 2017

The IFIC fellowship programme offers prospective participants a 10 months enhanced access to the expertise, network and events of IFIC, including one2one mentoring, participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school. The basis for the fellowship is a project relevant to the fellow and their employer, which will be elaborated during the year

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Dr Nick Goodwin to reveal new Implementation Model for Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / June 20, 2017

As part of IFIC’s Integrated Care Solutions © portfolio of work, IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin will be facilitating a half-day workshop on Designing and Implementing Integrated Care Programs at the Global Conference on Integrated Care in Singapore on 1st February 2018.

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IFIC Appoints New Executive Board

By Miriam Galvin / June 17, 2017

Last week, IFIC celebrated its 17thInternational Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC17) in Dublin, Ireland on 8th to 10th May 2017. Co-hosted by the Health Services Executive in Ireland, the event attracted some 1200 delegates from 54 different countries with over 3,500 persons attending via the live stream.

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Call for chapters – new book on “Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems”

By Miriam Galvin / June 13, 2017

This book will advance the literature on multi-organisational and multi-actor networks of care (i.e. care ecosystems) by specifically addressing the dual questions of:
• how do we (re)organize current care systems towards more integrated, more effective care provision
• and how do we do this in ways that benefit patients and their families, while also significantly increasing the quality of life for those who work within the care ecosystem.

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Congratulations to the winner of the ICIC17 IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award

By Miriam Galvin / May 30, 2017

The “Development of a new integrated care organizational model for patients with complex needs in the Basque Country”. A new organization model for the care of multimorbid patients was defined, developed and deployed as part of the EU funded project ‘CareWell’. Several elements were identified as key factors: integrated care pathways agreed by all stakeholders, decision support tools, ICT services, training of professionals, development of an structured empowerment program for patients and caregivers (Kronik-ON) and a new mathematical model to predict the use of resources in mid-long term (“Predictive Modelling”)

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Strengthening Health and Social Care in Billstedt and Horn, Hamburg

By Miriam Galvin / April 10, 2017

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.

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Call for evidence on Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / March 15, 2017

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

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International Women’s Day

By Miriam Galvin / March 8, 2017

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.

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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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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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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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Project SUSTAIN meets in Barcelona

By Fiona Lyne / December 9, 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 / November 21, 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 / August 20, 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

IFIC Annual Integrated Care Awards at ICIC15

By Fiona Lyne / April 22, 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 / March 24, 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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Project INTEGRATE launches new Integrated Care research website

By Fiona Lyne / February 9, 2015

Project INTEGRATE is an EU-funded research project that aims to gain valuable insights into the leadership, management and delivery of integrated care to support European care systems to respond to the challenges of ageing populations and the rise of people living with long-term chronic conditions.

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WCIC2 IFIC poster prizes

By Admin / January 7, 2015

IFIC poster prizes acknowledge the valuable contributions the authors and researchers submitting these abstracts make to enhance integrated care science and practice.

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Join the AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network

By Admin / January 7, 2015

The AFE-INNOVNET thematic network is setting up a Europe-wide community and needs your support

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