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IFIC Australia Webinar Series

30
Jul

The International Foundation for Integrated Care Australia (IFIC Australia) is delighted to introduce their first Webinar series. The core mission of IFIC Australia is to develop capacity and capabilities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region in the design and delivery of integrated care. IFIC Australia seeks to achieve this by providing a platform to develop and exchange ideas and promote activities in the region in keeping with IFIC’s mission.

‘Meeting community needs’ is a phrase often heard in health service planning, but how do you know if you are meeting the needs and expectations of the communities you are working with? And are needs analyses, demographic profiles and epidemiological data all that’s needed when it comes to designing and delivering health intervention.

This webinar will explore the reasons why partnering with communities is essential in developing health services. It will explain the differences between partnering with communities and partnering with health consumers, and why both are needed and how each answers different, complementary questions. The webinar will also include some real world examples of community engagement, focusing on traditionally underserved communities; as well as hints and suggestions on where to begin such partnerships.

Chair:

Dr Nick Goodwin
Director, Central Coast Research Institute
Faculty of Health and Medicine
University of Newcastle

In July 2019, Prof. Nick Goodwin, was appointed as the Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) that will be based within the Health and Wellbeing Precinct on the Gosford Hospital campus. Developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Nick’s position as Director of the CCRI will include a seconded role to CCLHD as the inaugural Director of Research.

As a social scientist, Nick has worked for the past 25 years in the field of health services research, management and policy in both the University and Third Sector. Between 2007 and 2013, Nick was Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund in London leading its programs on primary health care policy and management, integrated care and telehealth & telecare. Nick led the Independent Inquiry into the Quality of Care in English General Practice in 2009-2011.

In 2011, Nick co-founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrate care in policy and practice across the World (www.integratedcarefoundation.org). Nick became its first CEO in 2013 and remains the Editor-in-Chief of its scientific periodical, the International Journal of Integrated Care (www.ijic.org). Nick continues to work as a senior associate with IFIC, including support to its collaborative centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence.

Speaker:

Dr. Anthony Brown is the Executive Director of Health Consumers NSW, the peak body for patient and health consumers in NSW. Health Consumers NSW assists consumers and health services to work in partnership, to create a more patient-centred health system. Anthony has nearly 30 years’ experience working with various consumer and community groups; including younger people, older people, members of the LGBTI communities, and men and boys. Anthony was previously the Manager of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at Western Sydney University, where he was part of the team working to improve health and human services’ ability to engage with men and boys. His PhD explored retired men’s engagement with their community.

While we may say that the patient’s perspective should be the “organising principle of service delivery” do we really mean it? How is our understanding of integration informed by the patient perspective and are the two concepts incidentally related or inextricably linked?

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Chair:

Dr Nick Goodwin
Director, Central Coast Research Institute
Faculty of Health and Medicine
University of Newcastle

In July 2019, Prof. Nick Goodwin, was appointed as the Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) that will be based within the Health and Wellbeing Precinct on the Gosford Hospital campus. Developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Nick’s position as Director of the CCRI will include a seconded role to CCLHD as the inaugural Director of Research.

As a social scientist, Nick has worked for the past 25 years in the field of health services research, management and policy in both the University and Third Sector. Between 2007 and 2013, Nick was Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund in London leading its programs on primary health care policy and management, integrated care and telehealth & telecare. Nick led the Independent Inquiry into the Quality of Care in English General Practice in 2009-2011.

In 2011, Nick co-founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrate care in policy and practice across the World (www.integratedcarefoundation.org). Nick became its first CEO in 2013 and remains the Editor-in-Chief of its scientific periodical, the International Journal of Integrated Care (www.ijic.org). Nick continues to work as a senior associate with IFIC, including support to its collaborative centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence.

Speaker:

Danny Vadasz
CEO of leading health consumer advocacy organisation
Health issues Centre

Danny Vadasz brings a fresh non-clinical perspective to the challenges of health reform and the role of consumers in shaping change.

His current career as CEO of leading health consumer advocacy organisation, the Health issues Centre, continues a lifetime of community and consumer engagement practice across the education, environmental, human rights and local government sectors as well as in the consumer goods industry.

The health system is a complicated matrix of service providers, funding bodies and governance structures. Our population is growing and living longer, technology is advancing and consumer expectations are rising. In this challenging environment, more people than ever need access to public dental services but the wait is long and the care isn’t always focussed on improving health outcomes. In partnership with consumers and clinicians, DHSV has designed Australia’s first Value Based Health Care Framework for public dental services and commenced a proof of concept of new value based models of care at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. By focussing on value, DHSV aims to manage the increasing demand for public dental services, improve coordination of care across the system and improve the health outcomes that matter to patients at the lowest possible cost. In this webinar, Dr Wainer will outline the principles of value based health care and outline the various stages involved in creating an environment where change can not only be facilitated but championed.

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Chair:

Dr Nick Goodwin
Director, Central Coast Research Institute
Faculty of Health and Medicine
University of Newcastle

In July 2019, Prof. Nick Goodwin, was appointed as the Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) that will be based within the Health and Wellbeing Precinct on the Gosford Hospital campus. Developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Nick’s position as Director of the CCRI will include a seconded role to CCLHD as the inaugural Director of Research.

As a social scientist, Nick has worked for the past 25 years in the field of health services research, management and policy in both the University and Third Sector. Between 2007 and 2013, Nick was Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund in London leading its programs on primary health care policy and management, integrated care and telehealth & telecare. Nick led the Independent Inquiry into the Quality of Care in English General Practice in 2009-2011.

In 2011, Nick co-founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrate care in policy and practice across the World (www.integratedcarefoundation.org). Nick became its first CEO in 2013 and remains the Editor-in-Chief of its scientific periodical, the International Journal of Integrated Care (www.ijic.org). Nick continues to work as a senior associate with IFIC, including support to its collaborative centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence.

Speaker:

Dr Zoe Wainer
Head of Public Health and Medical Director
Bupa Australia and New Zealand

Dr Zoe Wainer is the Head of Public Health and Medical Director at Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the Board of Dental Health Services Victoria and a Director on the Board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Her passion and expertise in public health has driven formal and informal collaborations with the ICHOM and Harvard Business School in value based health care across multiple organisations and she has a continued advocacy focus on the importance of sex differences across health from basic research to health systems implications.

Zoe holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University, and has a clinical background in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. She has a PhD and a Masters of Public Health from The University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Implementing integrated care models is a complex process, and it is important to know what the breadth of influencing factors are when assessing whether integration has been or will be improved. The Project INTEGRATE framework consists of seven interrelated dimensions that are associated with the successful implementation of integrated care initiatives – irrespective of country of implementation, target population or condition focus. It is consistent with the Rainbow model of integrated care and maps the range of factors that influence integrated care.

This webinar reflects on the use of the Project INTEGRATE framework within the context of a formative evaluation of the Central Coast Integrated Care Program. In this case, the framework was used as a tool to measure progress towards integrated care. The tool proved difficult to apply in survey format, however, the results proved invaluable in supporting a situational analysis of progress towards integrated care. Moreover, the structured nature of the dimensions and their corresponding sub-elements provided a scaffold for a common language of integrated care, which in this case was highly valued. We have since applied the survey tool to support situational analysis and planning of integrated care initiatives.

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Chair:

Dr Toni Dedeu
Interim CEO and Director of Programmes
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr Dedeu is the Interim CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) based in Oxford, UK and he is the former Director the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, Ministry of Health of the government of Catalonia. Dr Dedeu is a MD (University of Barcelona), specialised in Urology and Family Medicine and he holds MScs in Health Economics, in Primary Care and in Healthcare Management.

He has professional experience spanning more than 20 years at international level in the field of quality assessment and health systems development. He has worked as policy maker, manager, researcher and implementer or health system reforms. Former Chair of EUREGHA (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities), association based in Brussels. He has also been the Director of research and knowledge exchange of the Digital Health and Social Care Institute of Scotland, in association with the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Dr Dedeu is currently involved as PI in more than ten EU projects, such as FP7, H2020, Interreg, Health Programme and also EIT Health. Along with his scientific career he has published more than 55 research papers in SCI and SCIE journals of high impact factor.

Speaker:

Dr Hazel Dalton
Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
The University of Newcastle (UON)

Dr Dalton is the Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow (Executive) at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, based in Orange, New South Wales. She manages research across mental health promotion (including the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program), innovation in mental health service provision (including integrated care) and rural suicide prevention.

Hazel is a Facilitator for the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Australia, playing a key role in the advancement of integrated care in Australia. Hazel is interested in translational research, communication of research more broadly and providing evidence to support programs and inform policy. Hazel has extensive research experience across university and health sectors, with skills in conceptual modelling, quantitative and qualitative research approaches.

 

Over the past decade in Australia there has been a growing realisation of the need to reform the health and care system towards an approach that seeks to better integrate care, improve quality and promote value. As part of IFIC Australia’s series of opinion pieces on Taking Integrated Care Forward in Australia, this webinar will listen to the views of IFIC’s co-Founder – Professor Nick Goodwin – as he embarks on an exciting new venture as Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI). Developed as a joint venture between the Central Coast LHD and the University of Newcastle, the CCRI seeks to grow translational research and evaluation capabilities that help to stimulate and sustain innovations in integrated care, specifically to address key health priorities including ageing, obesity, indigenous health, chronic disease and mental health. In the webinar, Nick will reflect upon international trends in the development of successful integrated care models and debate the various challenges – and potential solutions – for taking integrated care forward in Australia.

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Chair:

Prof David Perkins
Director and Professor of Rural Health Research
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
The University of Newcastle (UON)

Professor David Perkins is Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle which is based in Orange, NSW. He has held academic positions in Australia and the UK and was a senior NHS manager.

He is co-director of the International Foundation for Integrated Care Australia and a member of the international IFIC Board. An active researcher, he is an editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care and a past Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Rural Health. He is a member of a number of national and state advisory bodies on rural mental health and wellbeing.

Speaker:

Dr Nick Goodwin
Director, Central Coast Research Institute
Faculty of Health and Medicine
University of Newcastle

In July 2019, Prof. Nick Goodwin, was appointed as the Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) that will be based within the Health and Wellbeing Precinct on the Gosford Hospital campus. Developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Nick’s position as Director of the CCRI will include a seconded role to CCLHD as the inaugural Director of Research.

As a social scientist, Nick has worked for the past 25 years in the field of health services research, management and policy in both the University and Third Sector. Between 2007 and 2013, Nick was Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund in London leading its programs on primary health care policy and management, integrated care and telehealth & telecare. Nick led the Independent Inquiry into the Quality of Care in English General Practice in 2009-2011.

In 2011, Nick co-founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrate care in policy and practice across the World (www.integratedcarefoundation.org). Nick became its first CEO in 2013 and remains the Editor-in-Chief of its scientific periodical, the International Journal of Integrated Care (www.ijic.org). Nick continues to work as a senior associate with IFIC, including support to its collaborative centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence.