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. The project started last year and with financial support from Central Coast LHD.
IC Search was launched on April 5th at the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus with key representatives from the University and Central Coast Local Health District.
Work on the project started last year and it was co-sponsored by IFIC Australia and Central Coast LHD and supported by Flinders Filters, of Flinders University.
This simple-to-use, one-click search tool, supports users find relevant integrated care literature in PubMed and gives advice on searching other publication databases as well as the internet. IC Search is now freely available to the integrated care community via International Foundation for Integrated Care’s website.
Dr Nick Goodwin, IFIC’s CEO, commented “IC Search is a terrific example of how our partners at IFIC Australia have been able to initiate and develop such a high-impact initiative of international relevance to IFIC’s many beneficiaries. The vision and work of Suzanne Lewis at Central Coast LHD, supported by expertise at Flinders Filters, has led to this amazing open-access search engine dedicated to integrated care. IFIC looks forward to continuing to support and grow IC Search as part of its broader commitment in knowledge sharing.”
Michael Bishop, Acting Executive Manager of the Central Coast Integrated Care Program, said: “The search filter is something that I can see providing a lasting benefit to anyone that is interested in researching integrated care. For us on the Central Coast, this is doubly important as we look to create a medical school and research institute based on integrated care.”
For more details on IC Search click here