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30
Jan

How IFIC Scotland are supporting Special Interest Groups and the Integrated Care Academy

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.

11
Jan

Making Public Health a Part of Every Integration Plan by Dr Nick Goodwin & Dr Lourdes Ferrer

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.

11
Jan

IFIC welcomes Henriikka Laurola as a Junior Researcher

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.

11
Jan

IFIC junior associate and president of IFIC’s Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care network

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.

8
Jan

New European Project TransForm is supported by IFIC

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.

12
Dec

A settling year for IFIC Scotland

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.

12
Dec

An exciting start for IFIC Australia

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.

11
Dec

Co-designing services an important focus for Integrated Care Awards at APIC1

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.

5
Dec

University of the West of Scotland launches new MSc Leading People-centred Integrated Care

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.

22
Nov

The University of Oxford has a vacancy for a Researcher in Health Economics

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.

4
Oct

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies Announces Partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care

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.

5
Sep

New handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the main ideas and concepts of integrated care

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

27
Jul

Call for applications – Communications Officer

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.

25
Jul

IFIC Junior Researcher receives AGE-WELL Award

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 …

20
Jul

Dr Viktoria Stein joins ADVANTAGE JA Expert Panel

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)

20
Jul

An update from the WHO people-centred health services team

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

20
Jul

Are you a policy maker, payer or professional working in integrated care? The SELFIE-project is looking for you!

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.

4
Jul

Call for applications – Junior Researcher

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.

28
Jun

Announcing the IFIC Fellowship programme 2017/18

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

20
Jun

Dr Nick Goodwin to reveal new Implementation Model for Integrated Care

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.

17
Jun

IFIC Appoints New Executive Board

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.

13
Jun

Call for chapters – new book on “Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems”

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.

30
May

Congratulations to the winner of the ICIC17 IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award

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”)

10
Apr

Strengthening Health and Social Care in Billstedt and Horn, Hamburg

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.

15
Mar

Call for evidence on Integrated Care

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

8
Mar

International Women’s Day

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.

19
Jan

CareWell and BeyondSilos Joint Final Conference

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.

8
Dec

New JAMA study show results in better clinical outcomes and lower costs

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.

22
Nov

IBenC Final Conference Registration is Open

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.

17
Nov

Press Release – Whanau Tahi Formally Partner with IFIC

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’.

15
Sep

Five of CAREWELL’s pilot regions awarded Reference Site status by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

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).

13
Sep

In Conversation with Nick Goodwin

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.

28
Jul

Final consultation on the European framework for action on integrated health services delivery

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,

28
Jul

Horizon2020 project SUSTAIN coming to Oxford for its next meeting

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,

28
Jul

Abstract submission now open for – The journey to person-centred Integrated Care- new ways of working

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.

5
Jul

Launch of Joint Call for Action to scale up Integrated Care in Europe

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.

16
Jun

Congratulations to the Winners of the ICIC16 Integrated Care Awards

Congratulations to the winner of the IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award the PRINCEP program, a clinical program for specialized and integrated care of paediatric patients with complex chronic conditions. PRINCEP is structured in a multidisciplinary team that includes a paediatrician, nurse, social worker and psycho-spiritual specialist. PRINCEP allows better care coordination and savings in ...
16
Jun

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly adopt integrated health care

During the opening ceremony of ICIC16 Dr Margaret Chan set out the vision for strengthening health systems, achieving universal health coverage and making services more people-centred and integrated. At the same time in Genvea, during the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly, WHO Member States officially discussed the Framework on integrated people-centred health services and its draft ...
22
May

Good news. We’re live streaming #ICI16 LIVE from Barcelona… Sign-up and Watch Anytime, Anywhere.

Can't make it to Barcelona? Watch #ICIC16 Live and on-demand. Good news. Not everyone can find the funds, or the time, to attend #ICIC16 so we will be streaming the conference live to our global audience of IFIC members. Watch it online from your desk, your tablet or phone. We’ll live stream videos of the ...
14
Jan

Dr Nick Goodwin receives the 2016 Donabedian International Award

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.

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