In June 2020, the International Journal of Integrated Care celebrated a further growth in its impact factor rating to 2.753 – it’s highest rating to date. This reflects a growing level of citations for the Journal that have risen from 341 in 2012 to 1,245 in 2019.
The challenges posed by COVID-19 present an opportunity to rethink fragmented health and dependency care systems so that they are integrated, driven by individuals and communities, and resilient to future systemic crises.
As part of the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care, taking place online in September, IFIC is creating a short sound-byte video, documenting people’s lives throughout the months of COVID.
The Journal Impact Factors for 2019 have been released and IJIC’s have once again increased, to 2.753.
In 2012, our rating was 1.299, so our impact factor has more than doubled in these 7 years. This reflects our citations increasing from 341 in 2012 to 1,245 in 2019.
In Ireland, the ValueCare project focuses on co-designing a digital solution to help older people (≥75) experiencing mild to moderate frailty to live independently in their homes
In 2011, IJIC produced a special collection of articles which reviewed integrated care developments in a number of countries. Ten years on, there has been collective progress across the world in recognising the importance of integrated care and integrated care is becoming a reality for more people.
Today IFIC launches “Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19”, a thought leadership report which states that Covid19 presents an opportunity to reset our fragmented health and care systems so that they are integrated, driven by people and communities and resilient in the face of future systemic shocks.
Information relating to upcoming webinars, courses and events due to the COVID-19 travel and other restrictions.
Join the live streaming discussion between public health experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Mexico and Peru.
Euriphi is an EU-funded project introducing innovation and integrated solutions in health and care systems in Europe through cross-border value-based innovation procurement. IFIC are proud consortium partners of this project and would appreciate your time in filling out the following survey.
TaoHealth Research & Implementation are conducting research into the role evaluation plays in evidence-informed decision-making specifically in population health and care systems.
The transformation of healthcare systems is highly complex and, as such, the health and social care authorities in charge of system redesign are seeking support to improve their capacity for integrated care.
All the SCIROCCO Exchange Partners have been very busy over the Autumn period. We have been moving forward with the work on the different Work Packages; maturity assessment process and mapping of capacity-building assets in particular.
DigitalHealthEurope has launched their 2020 twinning scheme. A budget of € 400,000 has been allocated to fund 28 twinnings committed to scaling up digital health and care. The twinnings are fully funded actions, providing you with the personnel and travel resources to scale up solutions enabling the digital transformation of health and care.
Over the years, the European Forum Alpbach summer school has gained an international reputation for its high-quality speakers and comprehensive tackling of the issues surrounding health and social care reforms.
As integrated care programmes are implemented all over the country, the Irish Dental Association spoke to IFIC Ireland Co-Director, Dr Áine Carroll about what integrated care is, and how oral health might fit in this vision of our health service.
EHMA is pleased to invite you to their 2020 Winter School!
Join the small, interactive sessions led by highly experienced trainers from leading European universities. Learn about a more collaborative approach to leadership vs. the traditional top-down system; recognising and applying soft skills for more effective leadership; and how to self-identify and hone these skills.EHMA is pleased to invite you to their 2020 Winter School!
For the first time since it joined the European Union, Croatia took over the presidency of the Council of the Union on 1 January 2020. During a six-month period, Croatia will lead the work of the Council, building co-operation and agreement between member states. With their slogan “A strong Europe in a world of challenges” the country wants to focus on sustainable development, a networked economy, safety and positioning Europe as a global leader.
In 2019 IFIC became consortium partners of the ERIPHI project. The project Introduces innovation and integrated care solutions in Europe’s health and social care systems through cross-border value-based innovation procurement.
European survey on what different stakeholders value in integrated care launched in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Tilburg University and Vilans have launched a European survey researching what values matter to different people in integrated care. The web-based survey is aimed at a broad variety of stakeholders: researchers, policymakers, managers, professionals, informal carers and user representatives across the 28 EU member states.
IFIC Ireland in partnership with the Health and Social Care Board Northern Ireland and the Health Service Executive (Ireland) hosted a workshop on Integrated Care in Ireland at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on November 29th last.
Congratulations to IFIC Senior Associate Anne Hendry who has been confirmed as the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) next deputy honorary secretary.
Based in Scotland, Professor Anne Hendry is currently a Senior Associate for the International Foundation for Integrated Care and is involved in the European Joint Action on Frailty. Anne chaired the organising committee for ICIC15 in Edinburgh and in 2016 took up a new role as IFICs Senior Associate in Scotland.
Congratulations to Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) for taking out the Collaboration Award in the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management. The ‘Creating Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods’ initiative delivers cross-agency care coordination to ensure vulnerable families have their health and social needs met, and are connected to society.
On 4 December 2019, DigitalHealthEurope will conduct the workshop “Improving Availability and Use of Secondary Health Data” at the EHTEL 2019 Symposium in Barcelona “Imagine 2029: Our data, our health, our care”.
The creation of an active Integrated Care Community in Latin America has been a long-term aspiration for IFIC.
SCIROCCO Exchange is a 32 month project co funded by the Health Programme of the European Union incorporating 14 collaborative partners across Europe and started on 1st January 2019.
Making integrated care a reality is one of the most important opportunities in front of us. It is time to improve the experience and outcomes of care, value for money, and to fundamentally shift where and how care is accessed and provided. In many ways, the opportunity in front of us is a universal movement for health system improvement.
ICIC20 is now Accepting Late Submissions until Thursday, 31 October. While it is hard to find time, do not miss this opportunity to showcase your work in the beautfiul city of Šibenik.
The public review of HSO’s new Integrated People-Centred Health Systems standard is taking place between September 6th, 2019 and October 6, 2019.
IFIC Australia welcomes its new consortium Partner, comprising Sydney LHD, South Eastern Sydney LHD and Central and Eastern Sydney PHN.
We all know that personal development takes time. It is a lifelong experience that allows us to incorporate new skills and qualities so that we can better face current and future challenges.
IFIC’s Acting CEO & Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will present at the Mobilizing Knowledge for Elder Empowerment (MKEE) Forum held at McGill University in Montreal on July 11-12, 2019, is a timely response to this pressing problem.
IFIC’s Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will attend the Person centred integrated care services. Care in primary health Conference
The final conference of SELFIE will be held on June 13 2019 in the Eye Film Museum Amsterdam on Thursday, 13 June.
Through a series of four conferences, TransForm is exploring the undoubted potential this new and diffuse concept of integrated community care presents.
There are many innovations in integrated care ongoing in Australia and worldwide, but most often there is a lack of awareness or appreciation of these projects in how they have been designed and implemented and the impact they have made.
The IFIC Integrated Care Awards are selected based on quality of content, originality and quality of presentation. The awards are supported by the Foundation and are in recognition of the advancement of the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.
Due to the expiration of terms of board members, the IFIC Board currently has vacancies for new board members. Appointments are to serve a three-year term, with the option for one re-appointment of three years. Appointment of the new members will be in September 2019.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.
The National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) announced Dr Elizabeth Schroeder, IJIC Editor as a new member from 3 April 2019 to 31 January 2021.
On Friday April 26, the day before Kings day, our former IFIC president and one of the ‘founding fathers’ Guus Schrijvers got a royal decoration from mayor Van Zanen in his city Utrecht, the Netherlands
A good start to an ambitious project: From 13-14 February the 17 VIGOUR partners met for the first time in Luxembourg
From 1-3 April, VIGOUR attended the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care. During the conference, the project took part in two workshops on integrated care capacity building
The ALLIANCE is delighted to announce that the Self Management Fund: Working Together to Strengthen Integration is now open for applications.
Person-centered integrated care is an actual topic of development in the European countries, because the amount of people who need and use several different services is growing fast, and at the same time the budgets of care are diminishing. The individuals who might benefit from integrated care should be identified as early as possible to provide them timely, seamless and cost-effective integrated care and support.
The ACT@Scale consortium is thrilled to host its Final workshop in collaboration with the International Conference on Integrated Care 2019. The collaboration with ICIC19 supports the synergy between ACT@Scale’s primary focus on implementation and scaling up, and ICIC19’s general focus on integrated care.
Coordinated and integrated care is a critical part of a fit for purpose 21st century healthcare system that meets the 21st century needs and expectations of Australians. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has worked extensively with members and the broader health sector to articulate a vision for value-based, outcomes-focused and patient centred care,
On 13th of March 2019 in Brussels, IFIC’s Maggie Langins, Toni Dedeu and Nick Goodwin took part in the final conference for SUSTAIN. The conference marked the end of the 4 year Horizon 2020 project which worked in close collaboration with health and social care staff in 13 sites across 7 countries in Europe to improve integrated care for older people with complex conditions at home.
Emerging Researchers in Integrated Care (ERIC) proudly presents four exciting workshops as part of the 19th Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC19)
Synsana seeks to strengthen health and care services, to have greater impact on Health Care systems and clinicians, across treatment and care settings and geographies, and to better align with the clinical and personal needs of citizens throughout their lives. Synsana was formed in 2016, as an European Economic Interest Grouping registered in the UK
Prof. Nick Goodwin, co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Foundation for Integrated Care, has accepted the appointment as 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),
Led by IFIC Australia’s co-directors – Prof. David Perkins and Prof. Nick Goodwin – this round-table session is designed to bring together delegates from Australia and the Asia-Pacific to learn more about IFIC’s approach to developing collaborative centres and networking activities across the Region.
The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) are looking to recruit a Digital Marketing Manager to join the team. They will be responsible for planning, researching, creating and curating high-quality and timely content for IFIC’s social media and traditional communication channels with a view to promote and support activities of the Foundation.
Joint WE4AHA/Blueprint – DHE will be holding a workshop at the eHealth Summit in Lisbon, Portugal on 20th and 21st March.
The H2020 EU FrailSafe funded research & innovation project has joint forces with the WHO Ageing and Life Course Department for a webinar
Final report from the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care reviews the progress and draws together the proposals for ensuring the success of integration.
IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein recently joined colleagues from IFIC Scotland in a new collaboration with São Paulo State Health Department as part of their ambitious state-wide Health in Action Programme.
Mobilising community resources and engaging citizens to take control of their own health and welfare is the focus for the next TransForm conference.
Dr Dedeu, who was invited by the WHO, will be one of the panellists on a session to discuss ‘Comprehensive health system response to NCDs and opportunities for leapfrogging’
IFIC Special Interest Group (SIG) Advanced Education in Integrated Care, led by Anne Wojtak (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) and Cara English (Cummings Graduate Institute, Arizona, US)
IFIC Senior Fellow Maggie Langins joined more than 60 participants during the ‘Workshop on integrated delivery of health and social services for older people’ held at the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from December 11 to 13.
IFIC was represented at the recent European Regions for Health, EUREGHA, high-level ‘Changing Today for Tomorrow’ conference in Brussels.Director of Programme Dr Toni Dedeu was one of about 70 delegates from organisations across Europe participating in the conference to plan the heath care of tomorrow.
Poland’s Ministry of Health, MOH, has embarked on a series of reforms and advancements in nursing development which have contributed to improved health outcomes for the population.
The Central Coast LHD is one of three demonstrator sites of the NSW Health Integrated Care Strategy that took place from July 2014 – June 2017
After three years working with IFIC, Dr Viktoria Stein taken a one-year sabbatical. Dr Stein, who was most recently Director for Education and Training, led the Integrated Care Academy to become a successful arm of the Foundation, delivering training around the world.
Registration has opened and from now until Friday, 15 February you can get a 10% discount on the cost of the week-long course
The next EHPG meeting will be in Bologna hosted by Valentine Di Gregori (Gvm Care and Research) and Professor Cristina Ugolini (Advanced School for Health Policy, University of Bologna) on 11 and 12 April 2019. More information on the logistics of the meeting will be provided soon.
Dr Dedeu is a highly experienced practitioner, manager and decision-maker in both health and social care delivery and is passionate about furthering the advancement of Integrated care
IFIC has welcomed two new members to the team Monica Sørensen and Edelweiss Aldasoro who bring a wealth of experience to the Foundation.
The move is part of the NHS’ on-going review to ensure people living in all parts of the country have equal access to services according to their need. The Atlas of Variation series has previously been used to highlight variations and act as a springboard for releasing resources for re-investment.
Within the Health Policy Platform Thematic Network 2019, DG Sante has selected the proposal for Thematic Network proposed by Funka called “Enhancing citizen and patient empowerment and digital health literacy (EDHEAL)”
IFIC’s Senior Fellow Maggie Langins and Junior Researcher Jenna McArthur joined colleagues at the SUSTAIN consortium in Utrecht, Netherlands, to finalise a roadmap aimed at providing better care for older people.
IFIC has signed a knowledge partnership with the International Network of Integrated Care in Nursing (INICN)
A joint Primary Care and Hospital Sector program for heightened care for high-risk patients through the 2017 influenza season in Northern NSW has led to ongoing refinement for 2018 and beyond.
Recognizing the need to manage the care of older people in a proactive and age-sensitive manner, colleagues at the Sandgate Road Surgery primary care medical centre in Folkestone, United Kingdom, have been working to manage emerging risks among older people and help maintain their independence at home.
International Medical Corps’ Toolkit aims to support the understanding and implementation of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings.
Dr Viktoria Stein was an international expert for the development of an Integrated Care Standard and Guideline being introduced by the Health Standards Organization for Accreditation Canada.
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to announce registration is now open for its popular Summer School which returns next June.
Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.
The Republic of China (Taiwan), a ’tiger economy’ of more than 23 million people, has been undergoing a strategic review of its health care system with the intention to initiate reforms that seek to embrace integrated and people-centred health services.
The IHPME’s annual Moonshot celebration takes place today, Tuesday, 16 October in the heart of downtown Toronto at the beautiful Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Dr Nick Goodwin, CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care is this year’s keynote address and will present the impact of integrated care around the world and consider recent developments in Canada as well as looking at opportunities and challenges for the future.
There is widespread agreement on the need in Ireland to bring forward the policy agenda on integrating health and care. A vision, combined with legislation and concrete instruments, are required to move to a more person-centred approach.
Ahead of his presentation at the 27th EAHM Congress in Portugal last month, September 26 to 28, IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin wrote an article for the Daily Congress publication, about ‘Ageing and Successful Healthcare Change’.
IFIC is delighted to announce four new people have joined the management team of its student researchers and young professionals’ platform.
Since July 2017, IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein has been working with Accessible Quality Healthcare (AQH) to introduce integrated care in Kosovo. The AQH project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by a team of experts from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Save the Children, in close collaboration with the Kosovo Government and the Ministry of Health in particular.
IFIC is delighted to announce a book co-written by its directors and fellow Integrated Care experts has had more than 20,000 downloads.
Dr Liz Schroeder has been appointed Topic Editor in Health Economics and brings to IJIC unique expertise from both the UK and Australian contexts. Liz holds a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Oxford and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University (MUCHE) in Sydney, where she leads the Integrated Care stream of research.
Marie Curie, British Heart Foundation and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Non-Malignant Palliative Care Forum, would like to invite you to a joint event, ‘Palliative Care for All – The Big Debate’, to explore palliative care in Scotland on Wednesday 5 September, 3 – 5pm in Edinburgh.
The reports present the integrated care sites participating in SUSTAIN and the different projects that were set up to support the improvement of integrated care, providing readers and stakeholders with a clear picture
Congratulations to IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein who has received the Medal of Honour award from the European Forum Alpbach (EFA).
Two documents have been created as part of a series of support technical products and tools to drive country implementation of the framework on Integrated People-Centred Health Services, (IPCHS).
Preparations have stepped up a gear as the TransForm team get ready to stage its first conference. Making the Case for Integrated Community Care will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from September 24 to 26. This week the line-up of international expert speakers has been announced and the final six site visits have been confirmed.
IFIC Australia’s knowledge partner The Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (the Centre) has a new look. On July 1, the North Coast Primary Health Network initiative transitioned to a consortium of some of the most effective and progressive service providers on the North Coast.
The University of the West of Scotland has introduced this new programme starting in September 2018. Do you work or have experience of Health and Social Care Integration across Public Sector for example: health, social care, housing, independent or third sector services?
The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) is looking to recruit a Director of Integrated Care Programmes to join its dynamic and dedicated team to help lead and grow IFIC’s range of activities as it transitions towards a truly global organization that seeks to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice around the world.
This call is an invitation for expressions of interest to become a ‘Senior Associate’ of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). In this role, you will support and grow the work of the Foundation internationally and become actively involved in IFIC’s education and training programmes, research projects, implementation support services, and other activities.
An editorial team led by Henk Nies and Axel Kaehne is inviting expressions of interests from academics and other interested parties to contribute to an edited book on the implementation of integrated care.
Join the team of reviewers for the prestigious International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) Reviewers will be invited to evaluate article submissions and provide feedback in their area of expertise within the Integrated Care field.
A book co-written by IFIC’s directors and fellow Integrated Care experts has “outperformed” rival publications. IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and Director of education and Training Viktoria Stein worked alongside international colleagues to pen the ‘Handbook Integrated Care’.
Are you a flexible and enthusiastic early-career researcher or young professional looking for your next career step?
IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein is set to be awarded the Medal of Honour of the European Forum Alpbach.
‘The hospital of tomorrow is a network,’ said Jeroen Tas at the International Conference of Integrated Care (ICIC). Tas is head of innovation and digital innovation at Philips. Together with Mirella Minkman, Director of Innovation and Research at Vilans, he explored the future.
IFIC’s community of Special Interest Groups, SIGs, created a lot of buzz at ICIC18 in Utrecht.Delegates were given the opportunity to meet individual group leaders and attend workshops in areas including Population Health Management and Children, Young People and Families. Discussions for new topics were also launched at the conference, these included Digital Health, the role of Volunteers in Integrated Care and Education and Training.
Talk to IFIC’s Director of Education Viktoria Stein about our Fellowship programme and how we can support you to achieve your goals. IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein said: “Our fellowship programme is aimed at mid to high level care professionals and academics, managers and policy-makers
Early career researchers, practitioners and students were given a sneak preview of a new network aimed at supporting their journey in the Integrated Care field.
About 20 participants from around the world joined the inaugural meeting of the Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care (ERIC). The ‘virtual Town Hall’ meeting was held on March 8
Plans for this year’s International Summer School, ISSIC18, in Oxford, are being finalised and IFIC is looking forwards to welcoming delegates.
This sell-out event has attracted a diverse group with participants from Australia to Canada, Brunei, Japan, all over Europe, as well as Tunisia.
We are delighted to announce Anne Hendry, IFIC Scotland’s lead, has joined the list of prestigious speakers during the week-long course, as well as Nuria Toro from the World Health Organisation in Geneva.
The Consultant is expected to provide expertise to the management and development of the IntegratedCare4people web platform that supports the WHO Framework on IPCHS. We are inviting experts in website management and development as well as in social media management with a solid background on health systems and IPCHS.
IFIC Australia signed a new Partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) aimed at strengthening its commitment to Integrated Care in New South Wales.
From May 1st, IFIC is launching a new webinar series for our members and followers across the Asia-Pacific that will examine how to support the effective and sustainable implementation of integrated care.
An online search tool to give researchers easy access to internationally published work on different aspects of Integrated Care has been launched. IC Search was developed in partnership between IFIC Australia, Central Coast Local Health District, and Flinders Filters, of Flinders University.
As part of IFIC Australia’s knowledge partnership with the Mater Research Institute – University of Queensland Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, Dr Nick Goodwin and Dr Viktoria Stein from IFIC were invited as guest speakers during the 4th International Health Care Reform Conference that was held at the Intercontinental Double Bay, Sydney, on 21st-23rd March.
The workshop examined the challenges for taking integrated care forward in Australia through the use of various assessment frameworks. Delegates attended from across Australia that included a diverse group of persons ranging from LHDs and PHNs to provider organisations and the university sector
Primary health care across Europe is celebrating a milestone birthday in 2018. This year marks 40 years since the signing of the Declaration of Alma-Ata and the moment will be celebrated in a week of events culminating in the anniversary conference from October 25 to 26, in Kazakhstan.
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is very pleased to announce a formal memorandum of understanding with the World Health Organization (WHO).
IFIC’S CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and Director of Education and Training Viktoria Stein are mid-way through a visit to Australia to support the movement for change towards integrated care. This work forms part of the growing IFIC Australia collaborative centre co-hosted with CRRMH, University of Newcastle and with support from local Partners.
IFIC Associate Robin Miller, also Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care, will be in the country in June to deliver a masterclass on ‘Creating high quality integrated care that delivers outcomes’.
Have you been involved in building, testing and implementing new models of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care?
We welcome managers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers who participate in the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC18) in Utrecht to join us on the Tuesday, 22 May. During this day we exchange knowledge, share experiences and generate new ideas and new projects to connect health and social care.
They will join other members of the project management team for the three-day trip to look for the best examples of Integrated Community Care projects in Germany, which will be put on a global stage to be showcased at the inaugural conference of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care’s from September 24 to 26.
Apostolos is a Senior Researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford. He is widely acknowledged as an international expert in the payment and economic evaluation of integrated care and has been a long-term reviewer and associate editor of the journal.
Bronwyn Thirkell, Senior Project Officer at the North Coast Primary Health Network, discusses November’s Transformers II, a series of event aimed at analysing some of the area’s encouraging health care solutions.
IFIC Australia is as a Collaborative Centre between IFIC and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) at the University of Newcastle, NSW. 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 has been working on a new search tool to help support easier access to internationally published work on different aspects of integrated care. IC Search is due to be launched in April to coincide with next committee meetings and workshops led by IFIC CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and other IFIC senior staff.
A joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales, is coming to an end, with papers in preparation and a final report near completion. Researchers from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the IFIC Faculty were awarded a competitive tender to undertake the formative evaluation last year.
IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project aimed at supporting policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care. TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up last year as part of a three-year project. It is an initiative funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
IFIC has welcomed three new staff members in the past few months, and appointed Jodeme Goldhar as a Senior Associate and Mudi Kadu, as a Junior Associate.
As part of its knowledge partnership with the Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, IFIC has been invited to speak at The 4th International Health Care Reform Conference in Australia.
Applicants for the IFIC Fellowship program are no longer restricted to an October start-date; rather individuals can take the lead and ensure a much more flexible fellowship journey. IFIC will continue to offer a maximum of four places on its bespoke integrated care programme, which includes 10-12 months’ enhanced access to IFIC’s expertise, network and events; one-to-one mentoring, as well as participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school.
IFIC is delighted to announce the formation of a new network called Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care, ERIC. Open to all early-career professionals or students around the world, ERIC aims to connect those with a strong interest in advancing integrated care from a research, practice or policy perspective.
IFIC Australia will co-host an International Summer School aimed at supporting organisations to implement their integrated care strategies.
Here Dr Anne Hendry talks IFIC Scotland, and its work to develop a broad spectrum of new special interest groups as well as deliver education and training activities via the IFIC Academy.
The notion of integrated care has evolved over the years and has begun to recognise the need to take a more population-oriented approach to promote public health, prevent ill-health and secure wellbeing for populations.
Henriikka joined IFIC in October 2017 after completing a MSc in International Development at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. She also has an MSc in Gender Studies from Birkbeck, University of London, UK, and a BSc in Social and Public Policy from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Mudi Kadu has been appointed as a Junior Associate with IFIC and will work to develop its international network of students and early career researchers. Combining her work experience and knowledge gained as a Junior Researcher with IFIC, she aims to strengthen support for young professionals and students.
IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project aimed at supporting policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care.
TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up last year as part of a three-year project. It is an initiative funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
2017 was a fantastic year for IFIC Scotland. First we found a new home in the International Centre for Integrated Care (IC4IC), hosted by the University of the West of Scotland, with IFIC and the Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland as our founding partners, and supported by an enthusiastic cross sector Advisory Board. More stories and pictures of 2017 will be shared in our January newsletter.
The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) facilitated the first work of IFIC Australia with the delivery of two key workshops on the Central Coast in February.
Dr Nick Goodwin (CEO and founder of IFIC) and Prof Anne Hendry (Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scotland and IFIC Associate) brought their international integrated care expertise to the workshops.
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) are delighted to announce an innovative new Masters programme on Leading People-centred Integrated Care. The programme is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters level study for staff working in health, social care, housing or community sectors locally, nationally or internationally.
This handbook gives profound insight into the main ideas and concepts of integrated care. It offers a managed care perspective with a focus on patient orientation, efficiency, and quality by applying widely recognized management approaches to the field of health care. The handbook also provides international best practices and shows how integrated care does work throughout various health systems
The International Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible early career researcher or professional, who would like to experience the IFIC spirit and work alongside the leading international experts in the field of integrated care theory and practice.
Congratulations to Mudi Kadu who has been selected to receive an AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging. All applications were reviewed by independent expert researchers, members of the AGE-WELL Network Management Office, and CC4 TRAIN for 1) scholarly merit and quality of proposed research 2) fit with AGE-WELL goals and priorities and 3) quality of …
This is the first Joint Action on the Prevention of Frailty. It is co-funded by the Third European Health Programme of the European Union 2014-2020. With a budget of 3.5 million euros it will run for 3 years. It involves 22 Member States and over 40 organizations. Spain, in practice the Madrid Health Service-Getafe Hospital (a Reference site of the EIP – AHA)
On 24 May at the 70th World Health Assembly, a group of large emerging economies referred to as the “BRICS countries” – which includes Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa – convened at a side event sponsored by China. The aim: to share experiences and innovations on people-centred reforms as a cornerstone to making progress towards universal health coverage, using the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services as a basis for discussion….Find out more here
The EU-financed SELFIE project is researching integrated care for persons with multi-morbidity. SELFIE is currently evaluating promising integrated care programmes for multi-morbidity in eight EU countries: The Netherlands, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Norway, the UK, and Spain.
The IFIC fellowship programme offers prospective participants a 10 months enhanced access to the expertise, network and events of IFIC, including one2one mentoring, participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school. The basis for the fellowship is a project relevant to the fellow and their employer, which will be elaborated during the year
As part of IFIC’s Integrated Care Solutions © portfolio of work, IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin will be facilitating a half-day workshop on Designing and Implementing Integrated Care Programs at the Global Conference on Integrated Care in Singapore on 1st February 2018.
Last week, IFIC celebrated its 17thInternational Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC17) in Dublin, Ireland on 8th to 10th May 2017. Co-hosted by the Health Services Executive in Ireland, the event attracted some 1200 delegates from 54 different countries with over 3,500 persons attending via the live stream.
This book will advance the literature on multi-organisational and multi-actor networks of care (i.e. care ecosystems) by specifically addressing the dual questions of:
• how do we (re)organize current care systems towards more integrated, more effective care provision
• and how do we do this in ways that benefit patients and their families, while also significantly increasing the quality of life for those who work within the care ecosystem.
The “Development of a new integrated care organizational model for patients with complex needs in the Basque Country”. A new organization model for the care of multimorbid patients was defined, developed and deployed as part of the EU funded project ‘CareWell’. Several elements were identified as key factors: integrated care pathways agreed by all stakeholders, decision support tools, ICT services, training of professionals, development of an structured empowerment program for patients and caregivers (Kronik-ON) and a new mathematical model to predict the use of resources in mid-long term (“Predictive Modelling”)
On 16th and 17th March 2017 a meeting was held of the IFIC Executive Board at the offices of OptiMedis AG in Hamburg, Germany to discuss the Foundation’s future focus and direction.A highlight of the meeting was to take a site visit to a new project seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Billstedt and Horn.
The project follows-up on work done by the Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) Expert Group in the development of an assessment framework for integrated care
Today, 8th March is International Women’s Day and we would like to take the opportunity to recognise some of the great women who are advancing the science, knowledge and application of Integrated Care around the world.
Both CareWell and BeyondSilos projects will come to an end in January 2017 after three years of successful implementation of technology enabled integrated eCare services in 11 European regions. In this respect, we look forward to presenting the final results of our fruitful work during our final conference in Barcelona (Spain), held back-to-back with the GSMA World Mobile Congress.
Evidence from a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare shows it is possible to deliver high quality patient care while simultaneously reducing costs using team-based care within an integrated delivery system.
The IBenC Consortium has announce that its Final Conference will be featured within the context of the European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing, as Partner Event.
Whanau Tahi announces a 3 Year strategic knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Whānau Tahi’s moemoea is for vital wellness data and family health plans to be shared across health, education, whānau ora, and social service providers to ensure each support person understands the unique needs and history of the whānau each step of the way, all with an eye on quantifying the ‘social return on investment’.
On July 14 2016, the ScalaAHA study made the results of the 2016 EIP on AHA Call for Reference Sites public. Five of CareWell’s pilot regions were officially awarded the “Reference Site” status: Basque Country, Feltre (as part of Veneto), Apulia, Zagreb and Powys (as part of Wales).
Our co-founder and CEO, Nick Goodwin spoke to guest editor for Healthcare Quarterly, Renee Lyons about examples of excellence in the adoption of integrated care around the world, as well as the challenges that lie ahead in realizing its full potential across health and social care systems.
As part of its research agenda, IFIC is a consortium partner in project SUSTAIN – sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe. As the first year of the project has drawn to a close, the case sites in Austria, England, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain are embarking on their change implementation,
Care providers, join the discussion Join the discussion on changing the way we deliver health and social care services and become part of the journey to integrated, co-ordinated care. Integrated Care aims to put patient needs, outcomes and experiences at the centre of everything we do. This involves joining up our health and social care services and in doing so improve quality and patient experience. For more information, check out the Clinical Strategy and Programmes website and the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
In the European Parliament on 15 June, the newly established Integrated Care Alliance launched its initiative and Call for Action at an event hosted by Michał Boni MEP. The Call for Action sets out ten recommendations for accelerating the development, uptake and scaling-up of Integrated Care models in Europe. This initiative is complimentary to the European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA), the initiative launched by the European Commission to foster innovation in the field of active and healthy ageing.
Each year the Avedis Donabedian Foundation honours leaders in the field of quality in healthcare: persons or institutions that have made a substantial contribution to healthcare excellence in Catalonia. Previous recipients include Sir Michael Marmot and Sir Liam Donaldson and Professors Julio Frenk, Martin McKee, Chris Ham, Richard Grol, Jon Ovretveit, Angela Coulter and Barbara Starfield.
SUSTAINABLE TAILORED INTEGRATED CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN EUROPE (SUSTAIN) The second meeting of consortium partners for project SUSTAIN took place in Barcelona from 11-13 November. The SUSTAIN project aims to improve integrated care for older people living at home with multiple health and social care needs. From 2015 to 2019, the project will work …
Congratulations to the winner of the IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award, Dr Tamar Chitashvili for her paper on the ‘Rationale for improving integrated service delivery: reduced cost and improved care in Georgia’. Dr. Chitashvili has been leading USAID funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project in Georgia aiming to improve quality …
The International Foundation for Integrated Care are proud to support the Health Service Executive in Ireland launch a National Programme for Integrated Care at the Making People-centred Integrated Care a Reality Conference in Dublin Castle on Tuesday, 6 October next.
SmartCare has published a white paper based on project experiences to date of how health and social care are organized in different regions, how different work processes are structured and how both types of services co-operate.
The WHO global strategy on people-centred and integrated health services represents a call for a fundamental shift in the way health services are funded, managed and delivered. This is urgently needed to meet the challenges being faced nowadays by health systems around the world.
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, division of Health Systems and Public Health, Heath Services Delivery programme is currently looking for a contractor who can assist with the development of a Framework for Action towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery for people-centred health systems
The president of the NewHealth Foundation, Dr. Emilio Herrera has received the Palliative Care Policy Development Award 2015 that is given by the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC) to people worldwide who have made a major contribution and changed policy in palliative care
We are seeking an experienced health and/or social care researcher to lead the Evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme in the Context of New Funding Arrangements for Integrated Care in England, by developing a major programme of policy-relevant qualitative and quantitative evaluative research on the costs and benefits of health and social care integration based on the Pioneer programme.
Responding to the burden of chronic disease presents challenges for all health systems. In European Union countries, between one‐fifth to over 40% of adults report one or more long‐standing health problem.
The IFIC Annual Integrated Care Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion of the science, knowledge or application of integrated care in policy and practice around the world was presented to ….
This paper aims to challenge those involved in integrated care and public health to ‘join up the dots’, seeing integrated care as part of a broader shift away from fragmentation towards an approach focused on improving population health.
I am thrilled to be supporting IBM Smarter Care at the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care (ICIC15) for what is going to be another stimulating event.
Project INTEGRATE is an EU-funded research project that aims to gain valuable insights into the leadership, management and delivery of integrated care to support European care systems to respond to the challenges of ageing populations and the rise of people living with long-term chronic conditions.
IFIC poster prizes acknowledge the valuable contributions the authors and researchers submitting these abstracts make to enhance integrated care science and practice.
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Mergers and Integrated Care, Measuring Integration and Reviewing Succesful Integrated Care Interventions A Perspective paper: Mergers and integrated care: the Quebec experience by Louis Demers: “(…) If mergers are not necessary to increase integrated care, are they more useful or more detrimental to this form of care?” Two Research and Theory papers: – Multidisciplinary group …