Building health and care system resilience and recovery

Building health and care system resilience and recovery

When

31/08/2022 - 12/12/2022    
12:00 am

Event Type

Building health and care system resilience and recovery

31 August 2022 – 12 December 2022

In April 2020, one month after many countries across the world went into lockdown and health and care systems in many countries were dealing with the consequences of the pandemic, the International Foundation for Integrated Care launched a webinar series over five months. We convened integrated care practitioners from across the world to share their immediate experience of coping with this challenge and the effect it was having on care and outcomes.

The International Foundation for Integrated Care are revisiting some of the webinars from the original series in the Autumn 2022. We will be bringing together international panels to explore the experience of integrated care in the context of the pandemic response, what we learnt and are taking forward to build health and care system resilience and recovery in different countries and what still needs to be learnt. We will link this to the Foundation’s 9 pillars of integrated care with a particular focus on workforce, communities and digitalisation.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 – 4pm CET

IFIC LatAm in partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care hosted this webinar that considered  the “Strengths and Challenges of Integrated Care and Person-Family-and-Community-Centre Care in Latin America”. The webinar was organised from the perspective and complexity of the Latin American context within the framework of the launch of the International Foundation for Integrated Care in Latin America – IFIC LatAm.

In Latin America, a participatory process has been developed, driven by an enthusiastic group of people with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, with experience in integrated care and health systems, from various universities, research centres, foundations, associations, networks, as well as other people who get involved as independent professionals. IFIC LatAm contributes decisively to the strengthening of health services and systems from the perspective of the Latin American region, and its headquarters are currently in Costa Rica.

 

Please note this webinar is in Spanish without translation.

 

Chaired by:

 

Dr. Galileo Pérez-Hernández

Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health of Mexico, IFIC Board Member and Convenor of IFIC LatAm

 

 

 

 

Panellists Include:

 

Dr. Osvaldo Artaza Barrios

Deputy Director of Clinical Care Management, Surgeon, Paediatrician, Child Cardiologist and Master in Management of
Health Institutions of the University of Chile and Convenor of IFIC LatAm

 

 

 

 

Dr María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal

Professor of Health Promotion, University of Costa Rica and Convenor of IFIC LatAm

 

 

 

 

 

Dr James Fitzgerald

Director, Health Systems and Services at PAHO/WHO

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Lyne

Director of Communications, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 – 2pm CET

Community resilience is the  sustained ability of communities to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity. The COVID-19 pandemic has put serious strain on individuals, families and the communities they live, and their ability to withstand the impact of the pandemic from a health and care, economic and pyscho-social perspective has been a key factor in individual outcomes. In this webinar we will hear from several examples to understand better how communities responded, how services evolved, the response of the workforce, what lessons were learned and, how we can take that knowledge forward to further strengthen systems of health and care and improve outcomes for people in the future.

 

Chaired by:

Fiona Lyne

Director of Communications, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

 

 

 

 

Panellists include:

 

Wendy Robertson

Deputy CEO, Thurrock and Brentwood Mind, UK

 

Dr Antoine Boivin

Family Physician and Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Partnership with Patients and Communities

 

 

Working as a family physician in the community of Center-South Montreal, he completed his MSc and PhD in health services research in the United Kingdom and Netherlands. His research program for the past 15 years has focused on patient and citizen engagement in community care, health services delivery, science and policy. Co-founder and scientific director of the Center of excellence for partnership with patients and the public, he is also co-director of the Quebec SPOR Unit for Learning Health Systems, where he leads national initiatives on patient and public engagement evaluation. In 2020, he was awarded the Donald I. Rice award for vision and leadership by the Canadian College of Family Physicians.

 

Ghislaine Rouly

Patient Partner   

 

 

 

Ghislaine Rouly has been a patient since birth, living with two orphan genetic diseases. Ghislaine has always been working in the health sector and has acquired a unique level of experiential knowledge. For the past five years, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal, she has been at ease within the DCPP (Patient Partnership Collaboration Directorate) team, where patient partnership has become her passion. She participates in mentoring, ethics courses, the three CSS courses on collaborative practices and also sits on the expert patient committee.

 

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine

CEO Health Justice Australia

 

 

Tessa is the founding CEO of Health Justice Australia, established in 2016 as the national centre of excellence for health justice partnership. Originally a criminologist, she has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and was the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholar in Nonprofit Leadership, the report of which was published as Lead or be left behind: Sustaining trust and confidence in Australia’s charities. Tessa’s PhD on the detention and release of mentally disordered offenders was published as a book, Protecting the Public? Detention and Release of Mentally Disordered Offenders by Routledge in 2010. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; on the Advisory Committee of the Sydney Institute of Criminology; the Board of Gondwana Choirs, the leader in Australian choral performance; and plays ultimate Frisbee.

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 7pm CET

A competent and integrated workforce is the key mechanism through which models of integrated care are delivered. In this webinar, our panellist will reflect on the impact of the COVID pandemic in the workforce integration and what are the main challenges and priorities for the future.

 

 

 

 

Chaired by:

Edelweiss Aldasoro

Senior Researcher, Faculty Lead of the Integrated Care Academy (ICA),

Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC),

International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

 

 

Panellists include:

 

Prof. Dr. Jan De Maeseneer

Emeritus Professor and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Department of Public Health and Primary Care – Ghent University

 

 

 

Jan graduated from Ghent University (Belgium) as MD in 1977. He defended the first PhD-thesis on Family Medicine in Belgium in 1989. From 1978-2017 he worked as a part-time Family Physician in the inter-professional Community Health Centre Botermarkt-Ledeberg. He was HOD in Family Medicine and PHC at Ghent University from 1991-2017. His research focuses on health promotion, equity in health care, health professional education and PHC in Africa. He was Chair of European Forum for Primary Care 2005-2017. Since 2013, he is the Chairperson of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, advising the European Commission. Since October 2019, he is an International Member of the National Academy of Medicine (Washington, USA). Since April 2020, he is the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Department of Public Health and Primary Care – Ghent University. In 2017 he published the book: ‘Family Medicine and Primary Care at the Crossroads of Societal Change’. During the Covid-pandemic in Belgium, he was a member of the Federal Taskforce Vaccination Strategy (2020-2022).

 

Dr. Richard Lewanczuk

Senior Medical Director for Health System Integration for Alberta Health Services, Canada

 

 

Dr. Richard Lewanczuk is the Senior Medical Director for Health System Integration for Alberta Health Services, the healthcare delivery arm of the province of Alberta, Canada.  The vision of his portfolio is to “Help Albertans be as healthy, well and independent as they can be in their homes and communities”.  To achieve this vision, Alberta Health Services is working towards shifting its focus from facility-based care to community-based care, and from reactive illness care to maintaining health and wellness. In this endeavor he works across Alberta Health Services as well as with external stakeholders such as government ministries, the Volunteer sector, municipalities, primary care and business.

 

Dr. Lewanczuk obtained his MD and PhD at the University of Alberta along with specialty certification in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.  He previously served as Medical Director of Chronic Disease Management for the Capital Health Authority and with the creation of AHS, served as Senior Medical Director for Primary Health Care for 10 years.  Dr. Lewanczuk is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta but still co-chairs the Department of Medicine Working Group on Social Determinants of Health.

 

Maura Thompson

CEO of General Practice New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

Maura Thompson is the CEO of General Practice New Zealand, which is the national membership body for primary care organisations which are responsible for core primary care services, mainly through general practices. She has spent her entire career in health with many years working in communications and engagement both in the UK and New Zealand. This has included senior advisory roles in the health departments in both countries, leadership roles in national health membership organisations and contract roles with a number of health providers. Her particular areas of interest are workforce and primary care.

 

Karoline Gerlich

CEO at The Care Workers’ Charity

 

 

 

Karoline Gerlich is the CEO at The Care Workers’ Charity. She is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in negotiation, business planning, fundraising, networking and management. Passionate about social care and social justice.

 

Sheiladen Aquino

Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (Wales, UK)

 

 

 

 

Ana Aldea

Member of the Healthcare Quality Committee of SUMMA (Outpatient Medical Emergency Service of the Community of Madrid)

 

Ana Aldea has over 30 years of experience as a nurse (hospital emergency and mobile units). She is a member of the Healthcare Quality Committee of SUMMA (Outpatient Medical Emergency Service of the Community of Madrid). She held a master’s degree on “Interventions in emergencies, disasters and international cooperation” and she defended her research entitled “Ethical dimension in emergencies, disasters and international cooperation”. She collaborates as researcher in European projects, and she has participated in conferences regarding nursing, having experience as trainer and facilitator in several courses (nursing).  She belongs to the School of Rescue and Detection with Dogs (ESDP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the search and rescue of missing persons or victims of disasters

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 7pm CET

Digital Tools for healthcare provision experienced an unprecedented expansion during COVID-19, thus accelerating the digital transformation of the World’s usage of digital solutions for healthcare provision. Rapid adaptation involved in some cases advancing integrated care programmes to increase people centered, continuity and coordination, supported by digital tools. What has happened with these remarkable initiatives beyond COVID-19? This webinar will share knowledge from different world experiences on how digital solutions are being used to promote the integration of care beyond COVID-19.

 

Monday, 12 December 2022, 4pm CET

In this final webinar in the series, our panellists will share their thoughts on how the pandemic accelerated change in health and care and what this means for the future of integrated care across the world.

 

 

 

 

Chaired by:

Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani

Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

 

 

Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani is Chief Executive of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. She has over 30 years experience in evidence-based transformation in healthcare internationally as a clinician, academic and consultant. Her practice experience includes leading the integration of health and education service design and provision for children in the NHS in the early 1990’s and implementing new care models in the NHS over the last 8 years. Her policy experience with the World Bank, WHO and DfID includes health system policy reform in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina, advising on health system reform in the Russian Federation and advising on scaling up infectious disease programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. As a subject matter expert on integrated care as part of wider healthcare reform, she has spoken at conferences, on panels, written papers, contributed as part of international teams to health system reviews. She has a PhD from Imperial College London in organisation change in healthcare.

 

 

Panellists include:

Prof. Dr. Jan De Maeseneer

Emeritus Professor and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Department of Public Health and Primary Care – Ghent University

 

Jan graduated from Ghent University (Belgium) as MD in 1977. He defended the first PhD-thesis on Family Medicine in Belgium in 1989. From 1978-2017 he worked as a part-time Family Physician in the inter-professional Community Health Centre Botermarkt-Ledeberg. He was HOD in Family Medicine and PHC at Ghent University from 1991-2017. His research focuses on health promotion, equity in health care, health professional education and PHC in Africa. He was Chair of European Forum for Primary Care 2005-2017. Since 2013, he is the Chairperson of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, advising the European Commission. Since October 2019, he is an International Member of the National Academy of Medicine (Washington, USA). Since April 2020, he is the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Department of Public Health and Primary Care – Ghent University. In 2017 he published the book: ‘Family Medicine and Primary Care at the Crossroads of Societal Change’. During the Covid-pandemic in Belgium, he was a member of the Federal Taskforce Vaccination Strategy (2020-2022).

 

Dr. Rocío Saenz Madrigal

Executive Director of the Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA)

 

 

 

Dr Saenz is a former Minister of Health of Costa Rica and Former Executive President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund. Dr. Saenz has also supported the monitoring and evaluation system of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), coordinated the first progress report and was counterpart of the projects aimed at children with UNICEF. She was also a member of the PAHO-WHO emergency and disaster response teams in Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on Central America.

Dr. Saenz has worked as researcher in undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing at the University of Costa Rica, and in the Public Policy Coordination of the Health, Labor and Environment Program for Central America (SALTRA). She is currently the Executive Director of the Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA), leads the team on integrated care in Latin America from IFIC LatAm and the development of the Systems Thinking Accelerator (SYSTAC) initiative in the Americas.

 

Prof. Dr. Volker Amelung

Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research at Hannover Medical School

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Volker Amelung holds a professorship for International Health Systems Research at the Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research at Hannover Medical School. Volker Amelung was from 2007 till 2022 the President of the German Managed Care Association (BMC) in Berlin. BMC – a leading platform for health care innovations – elaborates innovative concepts in health care management and policy. In 2011, he founded the Institute for Applied Health research (inav) in Berlin, where he advises national and international companies and conducts studies of applied health services research.

 

Volker Amelung is a member of several national and international health care associations and internationally affiliated with health care management professionals. He is a prolific author on issues of managed care, health care policy, new technologies and integrated delivery systems. Professor Amelung has co-authored more than 20 books and published more than 150 papers. He studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and Paris-Dauphine. After completing his doctorate, he worked at the Hamburg School of Economics and Politics and was a visiting researcher at Columbia University in New York. He lectured at the Medical University and Economy University of Vienna, at Columbia University (NY, USA), at TIAS School for Business and Society (NL), at the advanced technical college of Carinthia (AT), the European Business School and the Technical University of Braunschweig (DE). In 2001, Volker Amelung has been appointed Professor at the Medical University of Hannover.

 

Chaloner Chute

Chief Technology Officer, the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland

 

 

 

Chal leads on digital strategy for DHI and a range of partners and initiatives. He is an expert in leveraging digital technology to support service transformation and in applying systems thinking in these activities. He is devoted to the idea that citizens can be empowered to take an active role in their own care and wellbeing. Chal believes that digital health and care offers the tools to achieve this, and the DHI has the fresh perspective necessary to reconceive the relationship between the citizen and those who might care for them. He brings a range of skills including a Master’s in Healthcare Management & Leadership and a Master’s in Public Health Policy: Health Systems. He has spent nine years working in digital innovation, seven years working in Scottish Government public policy and health and care service delivery and has led the design, development, integration and roll out of many digital health and care services with several now in use at scale across Scotland.