ICIC22 Odense

ICIC22 Conference Themes

1. Personalised and person-centred health and care

Most countries face a common challenge today; a rise in the number of chronically ill patients combined with limited resources. Integrated care solutions with a focus on the individual’s needs can help combat this challenge. People do not always receive personalised care and one size solutions don’t fit all. It is important that health and care services are co-designed with individuals, families, carers and the wider community. By addressing the topics below, hopefully we can come a little closer to finding the answer together:

  • How is personalised and person-centred care provided, especially with respect to the diversity of diseases across generations – from young people with single disease to older adults with multiple conditions?
  • How can we ensure that care is person-centred and treats patients as individuals and as equal partners in their own care and support?
  • How can we empower people living with multiple chronic diseases?
  • How do we reduce social stigmas, ageism and the social determinants of health?
  • How do we empower and enable people who are vulnerable or live with chronic disease throughout their entire disease trajectory?
  • How can we shift more care delivery to the community so that care is integrated, local and personal?
  • How do we prepare our workforce and adjust skill mix to deliver people centred integrated care?
  • How do we support and empower family carers as equal partners in care?
  • How is personalized care defined and/or experienced by people?

2. Digitized and digital support of health and care

Digitalisation at its best has the potential to be an important pillar in the support and enabling of integrated health and care. But it can also become a pitfall, highlighting the shortcomings of a fragmented system. It is important that we learn from each other’s successes as well as take some time to reflect on the areas where we can still improve.

  • How can we achieve a widespread scale and effective deployment of technology?
  • How can we improve the safe sharing and use of health and care data across generations?
  • How can we empower people by giving them access to their own data?
  • How can digital solutions enable us to provide better and more efficient care and support?
  • Timings of the innovations when introducing digital health and digital literacy?
  • How do we adjust digital health to the population changes over time?
  • How do we tailor digital health solutions to different life stages?
  • How do we enhance digital literacy for people who have specific support needs?
  • How can the individual person be part of the management of the data that he or she collects?
  • How can digital technology facilitate cross sectoral collaboration?

3. Innovative collaborations

Innovative collaborations are one of the key factors in achieving integrated care. If we proceed with business as usual, we are not going to evolve. We need to collaborate in new ways and with people and organisations that we do not work with normally. But how do we support and enable these new collaborations? How do we identify the right collaborators and how do we ensure results that benefit a truly integrated system of care? These are some of the questions we seek answered here.

  • How can we create an environment that favours innovation and offers an enabling framework for innovative collaboration?
  • How can we move to a more holistic and value-based approach to health and care design that can achieve more efficient citizen-centred solutions?
  • How can value-based health care enable more public-private partnerships and new solutions with which to address our growing health and care challenges?
  • How do we create new alliances with community partners and housing providers to support the social innovation required to create healthy, inclusive, age friendly and compassionate communities?
  • How do we support transdisciplinary dialogues and narratives that could help to create social capital in our communities to promote innovative collaborations?
  • Collaborations and solutions for primary healthcare teams to help them concerning integrated care
  • How can AI support equity in health care and in Integrated Care?
  • How can we move to and facilitate the notion of people being at the centre of their own health, with access to affiliated health care professionals, i.e. primary care physicians, home/community care, rehabilitation, specialist outpatient hospital clinics?

4. COVID recovery and impact on health and care system

By May 2022 we will all have lived with covid for more than 2 years. And some of us – perhaps all of us – will at some point have felt that we were perhaps living in spite of COVID 19. Hopefully we will have reached a point where we can also start to look back on the pandemic and start to identify and share lessons learned. Here we will start the collective conversation on how we support each other going forward.

  • How do we as a global collective support each other?
  • How do we address the issues of racism, ageism and inequalities exacerbated by COVID 19?
  • Hyperlocal initiatives to address vaccine hesitancy?
  • How do we ensure equity diversity and inclusion despite the challenges of COVID 19?
  • Examples of support for workforce wellbeing and recovery from the collective trauma of COVID 19?
  • New initiatives, born out of COVID 19 to reach out towards the more vulnerable that may also assist in the future to reach out better to these people
  • New initiatives that enable Real-time data and evidence-based decision-making
  • Burnout and job disillusionment have been a problem before COVID 19, and are now even more apparent. By 2030, there will be a worldwide shortage of 18 million health and care workers – How do we make it an inspiring and attractive health workplace?
  • Sustainability challenges and possible solutions to secure access to integrated health and social care services in the aftermath of COVID 19?
  • Examples of opportunities for integration of fragmented healthcare services (budget integration, contracting, subsidies, etc.) in the aftermath of COVID 19?
  • Need is the mother of all innovation – or in this case: COVID 19 is the mother of all innovation; Examples of innovations brought about by COVID 19?
  • Examples of involvement of family and informal carers and at the same time adhering to policies enforced by COVID 19?