The IFIC Podcast

Demystifying health financing for integrated care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care has defined nine pillars of integrated care based on the evidence accumulated over the last 2 decades. One of those pillars is Aligned Payments that Promote Integration. This is a difficult subject to understand particularly for policymakers, service managers and health and care professionals working in systems trying to implement integrated care who are not financing and payment experts. This short podcast series features our Chief Executive Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani in conversation with four leading practitioners who have been researching and designing new payment models around the world. They demystify the language of payment models and the different models we see emerging in different countries.

Niamh Lennox-Chhugani and Ellen Nolte on ’Demystifying health financing for integrated care’.

This episode features Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani in conversation with Brendan Walsh, Senior Research Officer at Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research focuses on the interface of social care and healthcare. 

Brendan was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences and the City Health Economics Centre at City, University of London working on a project estimating the cost of cancer care in England.

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Niamh Lennox-Chhugani and Jacque Mallender on ’Demystifying health financing for integrated care’.

This episode features Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani in conversation with Jacque Mallender, an international health and public policy economist. They demystify the language of payment models and the different models we see emerging.

She has a long-standing interest in the economics of integrated care and, in particular, health financing and is currently providing training on health system payment models as part of the IFIC Integrated Care Academy Masters Programme.

Niamh Lennox-Chhugani and Brendan Walsh on ’Demystifying health financing for integrated care’.

This episode features Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani in conversation with Prof Ellen Nolte. Ellen Nolte is Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her expertise is in health systems research, international health care comparisons and performance assessment.

Niamh Lennox-Chhugani and Prof Dr Jeroen Struijs on ’Demystifying health financing for integrated care’.

This episode features Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani in conversation with Prof Dr Jeroen Struijs, Associate Professor at Leiden University Medical Centre.

Prof Struijs is also a Senior Researcher at the Department of Quality of Care and Health Economics in the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands.

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Niamh Lennox-Chhugani and Ass. Prof Dr Apostolos Tsiachristas on ’Demystifying health financing for integrated care’.

This episode features Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani in conversation with Ass. Prof Apostolos TsiachristasAssociate Professor of Health Economics at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences & Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.

Apostolos is an Associate Professor in Health Economics at University of Oxford, where he is leading a programme of research that focuses mainly on the economic evaluation of new models of care, particularly for people with mental health and multi-morbidity, and financial incentives in healthcare.

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