Webinar Series – A Movement for Change
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) with our ICIC16 conference partner Forum ITESSS are offering a unique conference preparation webinar series in the run up to the 16th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC16), taking place May 23 to 25 in Barcelona. The aim is to introduce the five themes of the conference and give ample opportunities for live discussions with guest speakers so that the conference audience is right up to date with the most pressing issues of integrated care. For those who have not yet registered for the conference, this series will provide a flavour of what to expect by attending the conference.
As Catalonia is a forerunner in the integration of health and social care, this eminent topic gave the conference its title theme. The webinar series commences with an introduction to the “Movement for Change” promoted by IFIC and supported by its partners around the world. It will explore how “Enabling Integrated Health and Care” takes shape and how to remove barriers and encourage adoption. A key ingredient for success is “Integration across the care continuum: improving population health”. While disease management programmes may be appropriate for straight forward action in people with one chronic disease, increasingly it is recognized that true change can only take shape when taking a population approach, building healthy communities and actively involving everyone. Recognizing the need for a holistic and person-centred approach, “Tackling the challenge of mental health” will lend a spotlight to a still under appreciated but highly complex issue, presenting examples from around the world of how a multi-pronged and intersectoral approach can significantly improve health and care for people with mental health problems.
In all of these areas and examples effective care is usually supported by a sound ICT strategy, which recognizes that technology is not an end in itself but must serve people, professionals and decision makers to better full fill their roles and responsibilities. Thus “The Strategic Use of Mobile and Digital Health and Care solutions” will address the sensible use of modern technologies to support integrated care. Finally, “Advancing People-Centred and Integrated Care” is only sustainable if a conducive policy environment is created, which puts into place the necessary regulatory, financial and legal requirements to implement change. Scotland and Catalonia are prime examples of how such a journey may take shape and how policy support can be achieved transcending political cycles and factions.
This webinar series will be an ideal preparation for the ICIC16 by giving a state-of-the-art overview of the five themes and their relevance for integrated care. The speakers are all international experts in their fields and will offer participants the opportunity to discuss with them live key questions. The webinars will be a mix of videos, presentations and discussion fora, thus offering an interactive and engaging learning environment and a flexible platform for knowledge exchange.
To register for individual sessions click on the highlighted links below. The webinars will all take place at 3pm – 4.30pm CET (2pm – 3.30pm GMT). They are free to attend although delegates must register in advance. There are limited number of spaces so if closer the time you find you are not able to make it please cancel your place to allow someone else to take up the spot.
1) Enabling Integrated Health and Care: Removing Barriers, Encouraging Adoption
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 3pm – 4.00pm CET (2pm – 3.00pm GMT)
This webinar will provide an introduction to the “Movement for Change” promoted by the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and supported by its partners around the world. It will explore how “Enabling Integrated Health and Care” takes shape and how to remove barriers and encourage adoption.
Dr Nick Goodwin
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.
Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.
Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.
Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.
In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.
In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care.
Dr Albert Alonso
Hospital Clinic Barcelona
Dr Albert Alonso is a senior researcher at the Innovation Directorate, Hospital Clinic Barcelona. Albert holds a PhD in Medicine and a post graduate degree on Management and Organisation of Information Systems. He has been a main contributor to the development integrated care services at Hospital Clinic and the area served by the hospital. At present, he is involved in Project Integrate that benchmarks existing approaches to integrated care models in Europe. Albert is vice-chair and secretary of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and member and active participant in the action group B3 on Integrated Care (EIP-AHA).
2) Integration Across the Care Continuum: Improving Population Health
Tuesday, 5 April 3pm – 4.30pm CET (2pm – 3.30pm GMT)
A key ingredient for success is “Integration across the care continuum: improving population health”. While disease management programmes may be appropriate for straight forward action in people with one chronic disease, increasingly it is recognized that true change can only take shape when taking a population approach, building healthy communities and actively involving everyone.
CEO, OptiMedis AG
Helmut Hildebrandt is CEO of OptiMedis AG, a german management and investment company that co-operates with doctors, hospitals, health insurance funds and pharmaceutical and medical industry to provide entire regions with integrated (full-service) health care solutions. It analyzes health care data and performs independent, data-based real-life care research and makes the results available for the integrated provision of health care services. He is also CEO of Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH, a management company for integrated health care in Haslach / Germany. It manages and coordinates medical care in a pre-defined area for over 31.000 people insured by the public health insurance companies AOK and LKK Baden-Württemberg. Besides Helmut Hildebrandt is co-chair of the “Heinrich Boell Foundation”, a policy thinktank being near to the Green Party in Germany. He is also board member of the German Managed Care Association (BMC) and the International Foundation for Integrated Care. Helmut Hildebrandt gathers more than 30 years of experience in the health care arena. He holds a pharma-cy diploma from Philipps-University, Marburg / Germany, and has worked intensively with the World Health Organisation (Copenhagen) and in health sciences with the University of Hamburg. He also was responsible for a study in health care systems for the Stanford University and an Evaluation of medical laboratories in Germany for an Australian investor besides around 200 other consulting engagements for ministries, profes-sional associations, hospital systems and physician networks. Helmut Hildebrandt consulted the German ministry of health in the 2000 health care reform regarding the integration and coordination of health care. He has published more than 200 papers on health and disease management, managed care, health care policy and integrated delivery systems.
3) The Strategic use of Mobile and Digital Health and Care Solutions
Effective care is usually supported by a sound ICT strategy, which recognizes that technology is not an end in itself but must serve people, professionals and decision makers to better full fill their roles and responsibilities. Thus “The Strategic Use of Mobile and Digital Health and Care solutions” will address the sensible use of modern technologies to support integrated care.[/highlightbox]
International Project manager
Tino Martí is responsible for the coordinating of EU ehealth projects in integrated care, mobile health and personal health records. He is also finance manager at CASAP, a primary care consortium in Castelldefels, since 2005.
His 15 years experience in the health sector encompasses different positions in the area of healthcare management and health policy in the Catalan Department of Health and Catalan Health Institute as well as international healthcare consulting for WHO Europe and IASIST.
Tino is economist and holds a Master degree in Health Economics and Healthcare Management by University Pompeu Fabra. Founding member of Bsalut and editor of RISAI, Journal of Healthcare Innovation and Integrated Care.
CEO, Kaye Health Systems Consulting Services, LTD ,
Partner HSCG, Israel
Dr. Rachelle Kaye has been an active professional in the area of health care management for over 35 years, in the North America, Israel and more recently, in Europe. She is a member of the Board of Directors of EHTEL ( the European Health Telematics Association) and is a consultant to a number of healthcare organizations, among them: Maccabi Healthcare Services, the second largest HMO in Israel covering 2 million lives the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research and Assuta Medical Centers. Areas of expertise and experience include: Health Care Policy and Strategic Long Range Planning, Health Care Financing, Supplementary Insurance, Long Term Care, Evaluation of Medical Services, Health Care Reform, and E-health (electronic health records, health management information systems and telemedicine).
4) Tackling the Challenge of Mental Health
Monday, 25 April 4pm – 5.30pm CET (3pm – 4.30pm GMT)
Recognizing the need for a holistic and person-centred approach, “Tackling the challenge of mental health” will lend a spotlight to a still under appreciated but highly complex issue, presenting examples from around the world of how a multi-pronged and intersectoral approach can significantly improve health and care for people with mental health problems.
Medical Anthropologist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,
Brenda Reiss-Brennan Ph.D., APRN. Dr. Reiss-Brennan is a medical anthropologist and psychiatric nurse practitioner working in primary care for over 35 years. As a principal investigator she leads Intermountain Healthcare’s (IH) adoption, diffusion and evaluation of clinical integration for mental health and primary care. The cost and quality evidence of the Mental Health Integration (MHI) innovation has transformed primary care culture and has spread rapidly over 90 IH medical clinics including uninsured, rural and 45 non-IH community clinics throughout the United States. MHI provides team based culture for the advancement of IH medical health homes which supports the shared accountability driven by US health reform. Dr. Reiss-Brennan holds a longstanding faculty appointment at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. She serves as a local, national and international consultant for cultural innovation, implementation and spread of MHI cost and quality research to improve population health.
Professor of Disability and Mental Health,
Faculty of Health Sciences and Head of the Mental Health Policy Unit
University of Sydney, Australia
Luis Salvador-Carulla is professor of Disability and Mental Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Head of the Mental Health Policy Unit at the Brain and Mind Research Institute (University of Sydney, Australia). His field of interest is decision support systems and policy in long-term care, disability and mental health, with a particular focus in the development of integrated atlases of healthcare. He is honour member of the World Psychiatry Association and Secretary of the WPA section “Classification, Diagnostic assessment and Nomenclature”. Dr. Salvador-Carulla has intensively participated in the development of international networks in the fields mentioned above, person centred medicine, healthy ageing, and bridging and knowledge transfer between mental health, disability and ageing.
He has been advisor to the Government of Catalonia (Spain), the Spanish Ministry of Health, the European Commission (EC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). He coordinated the European Commission (EC) project eDESDE-LTC for the development of an European classification of services for long term care (including persons with disability and ageing population) and he participated as national coordinator in the EC project Refinement to develop a toolkit for the assessment of financing of mental health systems in Europe. He also chaired the WHO working group on the classification of intellectual disabilities at chapter V of the International Classification of Diseases. He received the Leon Eisenberg Award of the Harvard Medical School in 2012 for his contributions in the field of developmental disorders
5) Advancing People-Centred and Integrated Care
Thursday, 12 May 3pm – 4.30pm CET (2pm – 3.30pm GMT)
“Advancing People-Centred and Integrated Care” is only sustainable if a conducive policy environment is created, which puts into place the necessary regulatory, financial and legal requirements to implement change. Scotland and Catalonia are prime examples of how such a journey may take shape and how policy support can be achieved transcending political cycles and factions.
Dr Anne Hendry
Senior Fellow, Complexity and Chronicity
International Foundation for Integrated Care
Anne, a consultant geriatrician and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow and has worked with the Scottish Government and Joint Improvement Team as clinical lead for Integrated Care.
She supports professionals to improve outcomes for older people and people with multiple conditions in Scotland through person centred care and support that fully integrates health, social care, housing, community and voluntary sectors, and is co-designed and delivered with people in local communities.
Anne is a trustee for two national charities, represents Scotland in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, and is on the advisory board for the European Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle.
She is an Associate Editor for the International Journal for Integrated Care.
Joan Carles Contel Segura
Programa Prevenció i Atenció a la Cronicitat
Direcció General Planificació i Recerca
Departament de Salut
Juan Carlos Contel Segura works for the Chronic Care Programme and Integrated Health and Social Care Plan at the Department of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya, Government of Catalonia. He is a graduate of nursing from the University of Barcelona where he later taught in the same faculty. He has a master’s in public management from the ESADE Business School and a postgraduate diploma in health management from the same institution. He is the editor of several books including “Homecare organization and practice” and “Management in primary care”. He has also authored many articles related to home care, chronic care and integrated care.
Dr Viktoria Stein
Dr. Viktoria Stein is Director of Education at the Integrated Care Academy© at the International Foundation for Integrated Care and is responsible for delivering the Foundation's education and training programmes.