Webinar Series – The Building Blocks of Integrated Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care in association with Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland are delighted to present this series of webinars “The Building Blocks of Integrated Care” ahead of the 17th International conference on Integrated Care Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people – ICIC17.

Six webinars will run on a weekly basis during October and November. The webinars are targeted at all those interested in improving their core knowledge of integrated care principles and techniques and will support those interested in submitting an abstract for ICIC17. Webinars will draw on academic research and practical examples.

Integrated care has long emerged as a viable approach to overcome deficiencies in the care management for people with chronic diseases and frail elderly, while at the same time improving efficiency, quality and effectiveness of the health services provided. The focus thus has been on better coordination and integration among health sectors to manage specific diseases. However it has become evident that in order to provide truly people-centred services that promote health, the scope of integrated care needs to be expanded to bridge the gaps not only within the health system, but also between the health and social system, among others. These aspirations necessitate the overcoming of many boundaries, most notably between different professions, different organisations and different attitudes.

The many experiences across Europe and around the world have demonstrated that it does not suffice to tackle only one of these barriers, but that sustainable solutions need a multi-faceted approach which changes the processes and structures of service delivery just as much as the culture and attitudes of professionals involved. Most importantly, patients, families and communities need to be actively involved in this process in order to ensure that their needs are met and their voices heard. And while a lot of efforts are put into the technicalities of integrated care, building the competencies necessary to work in and manage an integrated environment are often neglected.

This webinar series will give a comprehensive overview of the different building blocks of integrated care, touching all of the above-mentioned elements and illustrating the concepts with numerous practical examples from around the world. By mixing presentations with live question and answer sessions, participants will also have the chance to ask burning questions in a relaxed and safe environment. Background material and recommended reading lists will also be available for download.

The webinar series will:
• Provide a comprehensive overview of the principles, models and building blocks of integrated care
• Highlight the financial, organisational, political and cultural aspects, which have to be taken into account when designing and implementing integrated care;
• Understand and identify challenges on different levels (patient to system; local to international)
• Illustrate pitfalls, lessons learned and success stories of integrated care initiatives with cases around the world

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.

*Video Available

The Webinars

1) Understanding Integrated Care*

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 10am – 11:30am

Over the past decade many definitions, concepts and theories have emerged trying to explain what integrated care is and what the main building blocks for successful integration of services across sectors and professions may be. In this first webinar Dr Nick Goodwin and Dr Aine Carroll gives a comprehensive overview of the most influential concepts, analyses the lessons learned so far and highlights the complexities of designing such systems on local, regional and national level. In doing so he also highlights the pitfalls which many integrated care initiatives encounter and illustrates with practical examples how integration of health and social services make it work.

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Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
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 Aine Carroll
National Director
Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland

Dr Aine Carroll is Ireland Health Service Executive’s National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes since November 2012, a division encompassing the National Clinical Programmes, Integrated Care Programmes and The Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services (ONMSD).

The National Clinical Programmes were established to improve and standardise patient care throughout the health services by bringing together clinical disciplines to develop and share innovative healthcare solutions in individual specialty delivery. Dr Carroll is currently building on the successes of the Clinical Programmes through the development of Integrated Care Programmes for older persons, chronic disease, children and patient flow, to promote coordinated care and team work across services and specialties, ensuring that care is provided effectively and seamlessly to patients as they move through the system.

Prior to her appointment as National Director, Dr. Carroll was the Clinical Lead of the Rehabilitation Medicine Programme. She is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin School of Medicine, past Chair of the Medical Board of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and past President of the Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her works on a wide variety of topics are widely published, with presentations at national and international conferences.

2) Creating an Enabling Political Environment for Health and Social Care Integration*

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 14pm – 15.30pm 

If change towards integrated systems is not supported by policy makers, who ensure that legal and regulatory frameworks reflect these changes adequately, change will not be long-term. By telling the journey Scotland undertook over the past 15 years, Dr Anne Hendry recounts the many steps it took to convince key decision makers and politicians of changing the environment in which health and social services are provided in Scotland. In a very personal account, she highlights how to use evidence-based information, how to identify and engage key supporters and opponents and how to create platforms for communication to finally create a common understanding, a sense of urgency and a burning platform for action.

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Dr Anne Hendry
Clinical Lead for Integrated Care
Senior Fellow, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Anne, a geriatrician, stroke physician and clinical lead for Integrated Care, has extensive experience of transforming health and social care for older people and adults with long term conditions across Scotland.

As a Senior Fellow with the International Foundation for Integrated Care, Anne now promotes the adoption and spread of innovation and good practice on population based, people centred and integrated care and facilitates special interest groups on Intermediate care, complexity, and palliative care. Other work includes leadership development and knowledge exchange initiatives that link Scotland with other systems, participation in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, and in Horizon 2020 funded research projects on chronic care and integrated care. Anne will lead the models of care Work Package in a new European Joint Action on Frailty.

She is honorary professor at the University of the West of Scotland, holds honorary appointments with the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy, is a trustee for two national charities and Board member of the ALLIANCE Academy.

3) Competencies for Integrated Health and Social Care*

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016 10am – 11.30am

While there is a plethora of tools and instruments available now to support and foster integration of health and social services (e.g. continuous patient pathways, eRecords, case/care management), little thought is given to the people who need to implement and utilise these tools on a day to day basis. Reflecting on the technical knowledge and skills necessary to work in an integrated health and social system, Dr Viktoria Stein and Mary Wynne explores the competencies required to implement integrated care and analyses how current education and training approaches fall short of conveying these competencies on all levels. By defining the differences between knowledge, skills and attitudes, and aligning them with the deliverables expected on the different levels of integrated care, this webinar brings to light one of the most neglected topics in integrated care.

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Dr Viktoria Stein
Senior Fellow in Integrated Care
Head of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand.

Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna. Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes.

Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

 

Mary Wynne
Interim Nursing and Midwifery Services Director,
Health Service Executive  (HSE) Ireland

She undertook her nursing and midwifery education in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and the Rotunda Hospital respectively. Following an extensive and varied career in clinical practice in both voluntary and statutory services she graduated from UCD as a nurse tutor at the time of transition of nursing to graduate level education.

Her subsequent career has comprised education, practice development, senior nurse management at Assistant Director and Director level in the acute sector, and since 2004 at Regional and Area Level in the HSE. She has led on national nursing and midwifery development work since 2006. She was awarded an MBA in Health Services Management by UCD in 2008. As Chair of the ONMSD/NCCP Strategic Nursing Reference Group she led the development, and publication and implementation of “A Strategy and Educational Framework for Nurses Caring for People with Cancer in Ireland” (2012).

The breadth and depth of her professional experience has provided her with an insight into the challenges facing nurse and midwife leaders as well as nursing and midwifery’s pivotal role and contribution within the health service from patient care, service delivery, leadership and change management, and educational perspectives.

4) Integration between Health and Social Care: Bridging the Divide, Building Common Values*

[highlightbox]Monday, 7 November 2016 14pm – 15.30pm

One of the biggest obstacles to successful implementation of integrated care initiatives is resistance by professionals and patients. Fundamentally changing the monolithic structures of current health and social systems, overcoming sectorial and professional mistrust and administrative barriers or simply getting people to talk to each other, is a time-consuming feat, which is often not adequately addressed and accounted for. Complementing the previous webinar, Dr Robin Miller and Dr Siobhan Kennelly will present in more detail how a climate for change can be created and how people may be motivated to change, to buy into new ideas and formulate a common vision and narrative. Such an environment that allows for creativity and trust necessitates organisational as well as personal actions.[/highlightbox]

 

Robin Miller
Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy,
Health Services Management Centre,
University of Birmingham

Robin is a Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy at HSMC, the social care lead within the Chronic Disease Theme of the West Midlands Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care, and a Fellow of the School for Social Care Research. His research interests build on his practical experiences in the field, and centre on commissioning and management of integrated services, the role and impact of the Third Sector, and personalisation. He leads on a variety of knowledge exchange projects with health and social care organisations, with a particular focus on evaluating and learning from change initiatives. Robin is Co-Editor of the Journal of Integrated Care and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He convenes MSc modules at HSMC and is a cohort director on the national NHS Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leadership Programme. Outside of his University role, Robin is a non-executive director on the Board of Trident Social Investment Group and the chair of the board of trustees of Trident Reach.

5) Supporting People’s Empowerment and Engagement in Health and Care*

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10am – 11.30am 

A key principle of integrated care is active patient involvement and empowerment, but in practice, it is often being paid lip service. Until recently, the question of how to involve patients, their families and caregivers as well as their wider communities from the design through to the delivery of health and social services has often been sidelined, even though strong evidence exists for many tools of their positive effect on health outcomes, patient and professional satisfaction and cost effectiveness. In the final webinar, Dr Lourdes Ferrer will give a comprehensive introduction and definition of the different tools and instruments available to involve, support and empower patients, their families and communities to actively participate in the design, delivery and management of health and social services.

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Dr Viktoria Stein
Senior Fellow in Integrated Care
Head of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand.

Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna. Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes.

Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

6) Financial incentives to stimulate integration of care in Europe*

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10am – 11.30am 

Apart from organisational and professional barriers, integration of services within and between sectors is often hampered by financial disincentives, budgetary restrictions or incompatible funding structures. This holds true for both tax-based and insurance-based systems, even though to varying degrees. Dr Apostolos Tsaichristas and Dr. Orlaith O Reilly will describe and explain the effects different financial instruments have on (dis)integration of services, and introduce examples of how integrated funding systems may work in practice.

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Dr Apostolos Tsiachristas,
Senior Researcher,
Health Economics Research Centre,
Nuffield Department of Population Health,
University of Oxford

Apostolos is a senior researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford. His main research interests are related to the economic evaluation and financing of integrated care. In collaboration with several medical departments across the UK, his current work focuses on the economic evaluation of integrated care models in various disease areas (Oxford CLAHRC), process changes in breast cancer screening (CO-OPS trial) and in cervical cancer screening (STRATEGIC trial), and hospital-at-home in geriatric care (CGA trial). He is also involved in SELFIE, a H2020 project about the payment and economic evaluation of integrated care models for people with multi-morbidity in Europe. Apostolos’ methodological work focuses on reducing confounding in observational studies and the application of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in evaluating complex health interventions. Prior to his current positon, Apostolos worked as researcher at the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA), Erasmus University Rotterdam. At iMTA, he investigated adequate financial incentives that facilitate integration of care and their impact on health spending. He was also involved in the economic evaluation of 22 Dutch disease management programs (ZonMw-Disease management project), a cluster randomised control trial about the cost-effectiveness of a COPD disease management program (RECODE trial), and a FP7 European project about the cost-effectiveness of new professionals and new professional roles in integrated care (MUNROS project). Apostolos also worked as consultant at APE bv, a public economics consultancy located in The Hague.
The last six years, Apostolos has been teaching health economics in undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses in Oxford and Rotterdam. His work is published in numerous international scientific journals and presented in prestigious conferences in his field. Apostolos acts as a reviewer in several scientific journals and leads the health economics special interest group of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).

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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.

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