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ICIC23 Conference Themes

1 Change management implementation: macro, meso and micro level

  • What is the role of primary care in the implementation of integrated care?
  • How can we reinforce the role of primary and community care as a key component of integrated care?
  • How can structural reforms support multistakeholder and multilevel integrated care implementation?
  • How can we enable health and social care integration in different contexts?
  • What is the impact of decentralised and centralised care organisation – for example in the fragmentation of care, multilevel governance or freedom of choice?
  • How can we ensure people’s engagement to work towards people as partners?

2 Person-centred care: focus on integration of goals and needs

  • How can we implement goal-orientated care as an aspect of person centred care?
  • What tools, skills and enablers do we need to design care plans based on their goals?
  • How do the principles of integrated care support the respect and compliance with people’s goals and the engagement with their care partners and families?
  • How do we shift the working environment from multidisciplinary dialogue to transdisciplinary teams?
  • How can we enable case management and care coordination in all contexts?
  • How can different financial options create an enabling environment to support case management, care coordination and goal-orientated care?
  • How can digital innovation support personalised and goal-orientated care?

3 Collaboration : factor for successful implementation of integrated care

  • How can we co-design care journeys that respond to people’s needs?
  • How can we ensure integrated care transitions between organisations and care levels?
  • How can we best support people in the community after discharge – including medication safety and follow-up by pharmacist?
  • How can we integrate whole person perspective in the care plans – with special interest in mental health?
  • How can we ensure we deliver care that includes the whole life journey from birth to end-of life and all the care needs from prevention to treatment, care and support?
  • How can we co-design and agree on the ethical values and principles guiding shared decision-making processes?
  • How can we ensure that continuous learning and evaluation are part of all the implementation processes?

4 Engaging everybody: caring neighbourhoods and compassionate communities

  • How can we enable and support caring communities and neighbourhood to support people?
  • Which initiatives ensure that people in need of care or assistance can live at home longer?
  • How can we leverage the learning of the past few years and make positive changes sustainable?
  • How can we ensure our care and support systems identify and reach people that most needs?
  • How can the whole system support and enable the safeguard of the social determinants of health at the community level?
  • How can we support people to have healthy, meaningful, creative and fulfilling lives?

5 Population health approach: leverage for integrated care

  • How can we ensure risk assessment and stratification are included in all the population health approaches?
  • How can national and regional care strategies and policies support population health approach?
  • How can digital innovations such as digital care support plans enable improved population health approaches?
  • How can we know our population better to adapt population health initiatives to the characteristics and needs of the local population?
  • How can we collect and include data on a broader range of indicators including social care and support, psychological and mental needs among others, to identify the needs of the population to plan better support services?
  • What are the training and education needs for better integrated care at all levels including population health management?
  • How can we reach out to the more vulnerable groups to ensure an inclusive approach?