Research, evaluation and methods

VIDEO: Integrated Care Solutions – Frameworks for Assessing of Integrated Care Programs: The Project INTEGRATE Framework

By Admin / February 25, 2021
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ICIC20 – Workshop – What’s a realist configuration?

By Miriam Galvin / January 27, 2021
Session 2H - Workshop - What's a realist configuration? Presentations and Speakers: What's a realist configuration? Deciding which causal configuration to use, how and why Ms Esther De Weger What's a realist configuration? Deciding which causal configuration to use, how and why Ms Natascha van Vooren Read More

ICIC20 – Workshop – Reaching for the Quadruple Aim

By Miriam Galvin / January 27, 2021
Session 2B - Workshop - Reaching for the Quadruple Aim Presentations and Speakers: Reaching for the Quadruple Aim – How to design effective whole system health service improvement? Prof Gro Karine Rosvold Berntsen What do the active ingredients person-centered, integrated and proactive care really mean? Prof Gro Karine Rosvold Berntsen How do we design locally… Read More

ICIC20 – Measurement, assessment, impact and evaluation

By Miriam Galvin / January 27, 2021
Session 1H - Measurement, assessment, impact, and evaluation Presentations and Speakers: Integration: the quest for true equity, beyond accessibility Mr Jose Munuera Integrated delivery of long-term care: country assessment toolkit Dr Hector Pardo-Hernandez What is the Added Value of Social Network Analysis when Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions Ms Linda Smit Development of MORE: an… Read More

Advancing integrated care evaluation in shifting contexts

By Miriam Galvin / January 20, 2021

Despite many studies evaluating the effectiveness of integrated care, evidence remains inconsistent. Increasingly, commentary on the subject of integrated care evaluation is pointing out the mismatch between the ability to capture the impact of integrated care initiatives and programmes, and the selection of the most appropriate methodology to do this.

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VIGOUR

By Miriam Galvin / May 1, 2020

VIGOUR effectively supports care authorities in progressing the transformation of their health and care systems to provide sustainable models for integrated care which will facilitate identification of good practice and scaling-up.

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WEBINAR: IFIC Australia Webinar Series 2019 – Project Integrate Framework Elements

By Admin / August 21, 2019

Implementing integrated care models is a complex process, and it is important to know what the breadth of influencing factors are when assessing whether integration has been or will be improved. The Project INTEGRATE framework consists of seven inter

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WEBINAR: IFIC Australia Webinar Series 2019 – Taking Forward Integrated Care in Australia: An International Perspective

By Admin / August 14, 2019

Over the past decade in Australia there has been a growing realisation of the need to reform the health and care system towards an approach that seeks to better integrate care, improve quality and promote value. As part of IFIC Australia’s series of

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: PlayDecide: Patient Safety – A “serious game” learning tool to discuss medical professionalism in re

By Admin / August 8, 2019

PlayDecide: Patient Safety – A “serious game” learning tool to discuss medical professionalism in relation to reporting and patient safety
Stephen Hsiao-Feng Macdonald, School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems, University College Dublin, IE

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The PlayDecide Patient Safety game: A “serious game” to discuss medical professionalism in relation

By Admin / August 8, 2019

The PlayDecide Patient Safety game: A “serious game” to discuss medical professionalism in relation to patient safety
Stephen Hsiao-Feng Macdonald, School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems, University College Dublin, IE
Karen Egan, School of

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WEBINAR: SELFIE – Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Integrated Care Webinar

By Admin / May 9, 2019

Professionals are increasingly keen to assess the effects of integrated care initiatives and payers and policy makers are keen to ensure that they allocate scarce resources only to services that have proven value for money. When evaluating the added

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Clinical Programme for Older People: National Frailty Education Programme “Fundamentals of

By Admin / October 23, 2018

National Clinical Programme for Older People: National Frailty Education Programme “Fundamentals of Frailty”
Deirdre Lang, Health Service Executive; Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, IE
Carmel Hoey, Health Service Executive, IE
Diarmuid O’Shea

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Your Voice Matters, a pilot qualitative study of integrated care in Ireland

By Admin / October 23, 2018

Your Voice Matters, a pilot qualitative study of integrated care in Ireland
Aine Carroll, Health Services Executive, IE
Clare Hudson, Health Services Executive, IE
Grace Turner, Health Services Executive, IE
Des Mulligan, Health Services Executive,

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Solutions Webinar Series – Frameworks for Assessing Integrated Care: The project Integrate

By Admin / September 20, 2018

There is a lack of evidence supporting ‘how’ to design, pilot, implement, assess, and scale-up innovations that support integrated care. Most existing diagnostic frameworks set out the key building blocks of an integrated care system, but are unable

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Solutions Webinar Series – Evidence-based domains that underpin successful Integrated Care

By Admin / July 12, 2018

This webinar explores the evidence-based domains that underpin successful integrated care systems and presents a framework and toolkit called the Accountable Integrated Care Health Check that enables health and care systems to understand where they a

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Investigating the Implementation of a National Pilot Project on Wait List Management using Pooled Inpatient and Day Case Surgical Waiting List between a Level 4 Hospital and a Level 3 Hospital in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Investigating the Implementation of a National Pilot Project on Wait List Management using Pooled Inpatient and Day Case Surgical Waiting List between a Level 4 Hospital and a Level 3 Hospital in Ireland
Authors: Gary Keenan , Mandy Lee
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Intr

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Our Wish for End of Life Care- A collaborative approach to Improving End of Life Care

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Our Wish for End of Life Care- A collaborative approach to Improving End of Life Care
Authors: Gillian Rufli , Ann Quinn, Celine Deane, Kate Costelloe, Kevin Lyons, Marie Hennigan, Cuypers Jenny, Coranne Rice
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Background: Beaumont Hospital

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Nursing & Midwifery Quality Care-Metrics (QCM)-The Journey

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Nursing & Midwifery Quality Care-Metrics (QCM)-The Journey
Author: Paula Kavanagh
Abstract
Introduction: Care delivery should be safe, patient-centred, compassionate, effective and efficient. Nurses and midwives deliver clinical care around the clo

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Integrated Healthcare for the Frail Older Adult

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Integrated Healthcare for the Frail Older Adult
Authors: Breffni Drumm , Jo Short, Mary Casey, Fiona O’Sullivan, Grainne O’Malley, Paula Hickey
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Background: In Ireland, the proportion of persons aged over 65 years is set to increase from 11.4

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Clinical Guideline No 6: Sepsis Management – A Quality Improvement & Safety Initiative

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Clinical Guideline No 6: Sepsis Management – A Quality Improvement & Safety Initiative
Authors: Christina Doyle , Vida Hamilton, Mary Bedding, Karn Cliffe, Celine Conroy, Sinead Horgan, Ronan O Cathasaigh, Yvonne Young
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Introduction:

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Talking about the end – involving service users in an end-of-life care quality improvement initiative in a residential care setting

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Talking about the end – involving service users in an end-of-life care quality improvement initiative in a residential care setting
Authors: Jolene Dervin , Anne Claffey
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Introduction: Staff members in a residential setting for older people p

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Quality Assurance & Improvement System (NQAIS) – Medicine

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Quality Assurance & Improvement System (NQAIS) – Medicine
Authors: Howard Johnson , Courtney Garry, Eilish Croke, Mel McIntyre, Pawel Stawarz, Ian Folan, Dougie Beaton, Fionnuala Donohue
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Introduction: Length of stay varies by hospit

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Improving integration and care through clinical audit: The Irish Hip Fracture Database

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Improving integration and care through clinical audit: The Irish Hip Fracture Database
Authors: Louise Brent , Emer Ahern, Conor Hurson, Aisling Connolly
Abstract
Background: Hip fractures are an increasing socio-economic burden. They are the leading

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Evaluating the impact of integrated change initiatives on wait time for outpatient primary care physiotherapy service

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Evaluating the impact of integrated change initiatives on wait time for outpatient primary care physiotherapy service
Author: John Nwobo
Abstract
Introduction: Widespread public demand for improved access, political pressure for shorter wait times,

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Theatre Quality Improvement Programme (TQIP) Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Theatre Quality Improvement Programme (TQIP) Ireland
Authors: Jeremy Smyth , Ken Mealy, Kieran Tangney, Grace Reidy, Charlie Dineen, Aileen O’Brien, Sinead Fitzpatrick
Abstract
In late 2016, a collaborative between the HSE Integrated Care Pr

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Evaluating and Improving the Quality of Patient Care in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital Waterford

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Evaluating and Improving the Quality of Patient Care in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital Waterford
Authors: Alma O’ Connor , Edel Cronin, Christina Lambert, Ralph Morris, Karen Glynn, Paul Lawrence, Eithne Mackey
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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Patient and family/carer experiences of their involvement in a regional quality improvement collaborative utilizing the SSKIN care bundle

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Patient and family/carer experiences of their involvement in a regional quality improvement collaborative utilizing the SSKIN care bundle
Authors: Emma Fleming , Zena Moore, Sarah Condell
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Introduction: In Ireland, a regional quality improvem

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Assessing National Practice and Preparedness for Integrated Care Delivery Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Assessing National Practice and Preparedness for Integrated Care Delivery Ireland
Authors: Debbie Isobel Keeling , Michael Rigby, Áine Carroll
Abstract
Introduction/Theory/Methods: We assess current attitudes, practice and preparedness for Integrated

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: A daily multidisciplinary hospital discharge support meeting in an acute hospital: An evaluation of a quality improvement initiative to facilitate timely discharge & transfers of care

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A daily multidisciplinary hospital discharge support meeting in an acute hospital: An evaluation of a quality improvement initiative to facilitate timely discharge & transfers of care
Authors: Aoife Mary O’Sullivan , Tim Dukelow, Carmel Walsh, Mary H

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: A needs assessment for cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A needs assessment for cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland
Authors: Carmel Mullaney , Naomi Petty-Saphon, Siobhan Jennings, Orlaith O’Reilly
Abstract
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can reduce mortality, reinfarction rates and hospitalisations, and improve

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: “The introduction of “What Matters to You”: a quality improvement initiative to enhance compassionate person-centered care in hospitals in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

“The introduction of “What Matters to You”: a quality improvement initiative to enhance compassionate person-centered care in hospitals in Ireland
Authors: Deirdre Lang , Carmel Hoey, Mila Whelan, Greg Price
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Rationale for this initiative: On

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The critical determinants of improvement in healthcare and lessons for integrated care

By Admin / December 16, 2016

The critical determinants of improvement in healthcare and lessons for integrated care
Patrick John Harnett
Abstract
Healthcare quality is a key concern for policy makers, regulators, care givers and patients (HIQA 2013, Harding-Clarke 2006, Franci

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