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25
Nov

Integration of Health and Welfare is on the Agenda Worldwide

Integrated care is an international movement for change. With these words Dr Nick Goodwin, IFIC CEO, concluded WCIC3, the 3rd World Congress on Integrated Care which took place on 20 and 21 November in Mexico City. What can we learn from these worldwide developments as discussed at WCIC3?

8
Jun

In shared decision-making

It is the year 2020. Breast cancer patient Christine is in hospital. She has metastasis. Christine has a talk with nursing specialist Florence. They discuss Christine’s future. Should she have more, less or other treatment? Or no treatment at all anymore and only palliative care?

28
May

A communication’s update from IFIC

Fiona Lyne, Director of Communications provides an overview of recent activities including highlights from ICIC15, plans for our next World Congresses and International Conferences as well as exciting developments in European integrated care projects and plans for the member’s network online platform.

12
May

Project Integrate

Integrated care is regarded as the best response to new challenges in health care delivery, which has risen due to aging population, increased prevalence of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity for the gain in quality of care and efficiency.

24
Mar

The Spanish Observatory on Integrated Care

The Spanish Observatory on Integrated Care (Observatorio de Modelos Integrados en Salud, OMIS) has just published the first annual report on integrated care experiences in Spain. The report collates and classifies the practices registered at the Observatory website over 2014, highlighting their key innovative and transformative elements in providing integrated social and health care to …

24
Mar

Focusing on the individual – IBM’s approach to integrated care

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.

20
Mar

Integrated care in the Netherlands suffers from pilotitis: too many pilots

Three hundred and ninety three municipalities, 120 GP cooperatives, 31 financial agencies for long term care (FALTC’s), nine experimental gardens…

6
Mar

New Research Works

We explored current approaches to service integration and the outcomes that people with long-term neurological conditions (LTNCs) want to achieve.

15
Jan

Metro-Regional Intellectual Disability Network

The best abstract award at WCIC2 which took place in Sydney, Australia was presented to: Robert Peter Leitner, Bruce Chenoweth, Lif O’Connor, Jurgen Wille, Anne Funke, all from South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Australia, and Rhoshel Lenroot, from University of New South Wales, Australia Title: Metro-Regional Intellectual Disability Network (MRID.net) A Statewide Collaborative Multidisciplinary Care Model The abstract stated that …

28
Nov

Best Posters Awards 2WCIC Sydney 2014

IFIC poster prizes acknowledge the valuable contributions the authors and researchers submitting these abstracts make to enhance integrated care science and practice. For having the courage to turn negative study results into a positive learning experience and strengthening health economic research in integrated care, the best poster award of the Second World Congress of Integrated …

5
Sep

How project INTEGRATE might be of help to the conceptualization of integrated care

Project INTEGRATE will describe how integrated care can be of added value to patients with chronic conditions while taking into account case, care, quality assessment and health system complexity. Today, there is no is universally accepted definition of integrated care. Integrated care is a concept that is polymorphous in its kind and that has been …

16
Jun

Project INTEGRATE: Addressing Horizontal Cross-cutting Themes: Moving to the next Phase

14th ICIC 2014 “Taking Integrated Care Forward: People, Policy and Practice” held in Brussels in April 2014, was a great opportunity for Project INTEGRATE to present and share, with international experts on integrate care, case study findings on four integrated care experiences in different systems and organisations: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Hospital Clinic- Spain, …

20
May

Integrated Care in Practice: Collaborative Practice in Integrated Care

Chaired by Hernan Montenegro, Health Systems Advisor, WHO, Geneva Switzerland This session, which took place at WCIC2 in Sydney, offered participants a chance to reorient themselves on a core issue in integrated care: collaboration. Many people working to implement integrated care can easily get caught up in the technical issues of developing or changing an existing …

19
May

Poster Presentations – ICIC14

20 poster presentations covering horizontal and vertical integration of care, with global and European applicability.  Some were people centred and bottom-up, with others focusing on systems and services and describing top-down approaches to integrated care. Many were work in progress so we will look forward to further presentations and results at future conferences.  The panel, …

19
May

Organisational Models and Care Pathways for Integrated Care

I attended the session on “Organisational models and care pathways” run by the colleagues from EIP AHA B3 Action Group. The first thing I found amazing and interesting to learn was that Scotland has now launched legislation on social and healthcare integration. It is now a Public Bodies (Joint Working Scotland) Act 2014, (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/9/pdfs/asp_20140009_en.pdf) and …

19
May

ICIC 2014 – First Conference Day

A great start to International Conference on Integrated Care 2014 On the first afternoon of this year’s International Conference on Integrated Care 2014 there was a session focussed on the service user or patient in the context of integrated care. The three presenters took the audience on a journey by first seeking to define person centred care …

19
May

ICIC 2014 Review: Patient Empowerment

Session P5-B – Empowering people through integrated care – patient empowerment The session offered delegates an opportunity to take part to an open discussion on patient empowerment and share their views and knowledge on the matter with the high level panellist representing stakeholders of all categories: Institutions, patient organizations, academia, health professionals and EC experts. …

19
May

ICIC 2014 Review: Collaborative Practice in Integrated Care

Integrated care in practice: collaborative practice in integrated care Chaired by Hernan Montenegro, Health Systems Advisor, WHO, Geneva Switzerland This session offered participants a chance to reorient themselves on a core issue in integrated care: collaboration. Many people working to implement integrated care can easily get caught up in the technical issues of developing or …

2
May

IFIC’s Inaugural Integrated Care Award presented to Pim Valentijn

The 14th International Conference on Integrated Care saw the launch of IFIC’s 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. For 2014, the IFIC Committee decided to present the inaugural award to Pim Valentijn from the Jan van …

26
Apr

Integrated Care Poster Prize at the ICIC14

” Attending the ICIC for the second time I was once again inspired to take Integrated Care forward. Every year after the conference I feel more determined to keep pushing this agenda in Portugal. This year the conference was even more satisfying once the poster I presented on behalf of the team was awarded a …

16
Dec

Project Integrated-continual exchange of case study experiences

Objective for Case Studies In order to gain a better understanding of different integrated care scenarios, four cases studies have been undertaken in Project INTEGRATE. They will provide a description of the type of integration achieved and the influences which resulted in this type of integration, in a way which will allow comparisons and conclusions …

5
Sep

How project INTEGRATE might be of help to the conceptualization of integrated care

Project INTEGRATE will describe how integrated care can be of added value to patients with chronic conditions while taking into account case, care, quality assessment and health system complexity. Today, there is no is universally accepted definition of integrated care. Integrated care is a concept that is polymorphous in its kind and that has been …

28
Aug

European Health Policy Group Autumn Meeting

Thursday, September 19, 2013 – 09:45 to Friday, September 20, 2013 – 16:45 European Health Policy Group Autumn 2013 Meeting Date: 19 – 20 September 2013, London The autumn meeting of the European Health Policy Group (EPHG) will be on the theme of integrated care. They are considering papers on initiatives and ideas on integrating …

16
Jul

Rationale for project INTEGRATE

Changing Societal Health Needs As the prevalence of chronic conditions continues to increase, along with the rapid ageing of the population, it brings with it the increasing challenge of sustainability in our healthcare systems worldwide. In European alone, chronic non-communicable diseases represent almost 80% of the total burden of disease. Active and healthy ageing is …

15
Jul

The small beginnings of a big project

Unfortunately for us researchers a big and complex project like Project Integrate can generally not be boiled down to one big question with one big answer that can be discovered in one big attempt. A big and complex project needs to be broken down into many small (but still complex) parts. And these parts need …

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