SIG Special Interest Groups

Excellent Integrated Care in a Complex world SIG

INTRODUCTION: Since its start at the ICIC16 the rationale behind starting this SIG is that integrated care is aimed at well-organized, cost-effective processes of care delivery. Research should support integrated care professionals with both evidence for effective interventions (does it work?) and evidence for effective application (does it help?). After defining evidence based integrated care as a base for research in integrated care, the SIG-members decided to broaden the scope of the SIG, including evidence for application. This resulted in a new name (Excellent Integrated Care in a Complex world). This was launched at the ICIC22.

Excellent integrated care addresses the complex needs (i.e. multiple and interactive) of citizens.

With this SIG we aim to expand a network of IFIC members (clients and their representatives, clinicians, managers, researchers, policymakers, financiers, lecturers etc.) with shared commitment to and interest in advancing integrated care by combining principles of evidence-base practice, complexity science, quality management, and care pathway methodology.

Specific outcomes are:

  1. A forum to learn about existing and emerging knowledge, methods, share insights, materials, and ideas on Excellent Integrated Care in a complex world. A space for collective reflexivity.
  2. Exploration of the potential for partnerships between international associations in the fields of quality management (e.g. ISQua, IHI), implementation science, complexity science, realist research and evaluation, and care pathways (e.g. E-P-A).
  3. Consensus around definitions, methodologies and approaches to advance integrated care in both developing and delivering evidence-based interventions that are fit for the complexity we live in.
  4. Opportunities to promote research and policy development, for quality integrated care.
  5. Identification of the potential role for IFIC in facilitating collaboration as well as in hosting/developing educational content.

ACTIVITIES

  • A forum to learn about existing and emerging knowledge, methods, share insights, materials, and ideas on Excellent Integrated Care in a complex world. A space for collective reflexivity.
  • Co-author articles
  • Contribute to the yearly IFIC congress with plural workshops, papers and meetings
  • Opportunities to promote research and policy development, for quality integrated care.
  • Identification of the potential role for IFIC in facilitating collaboration as well as in hosting/developing educational content.

GET INVOLVED: For more information and to get involved please contact Roelof Ettema at  roelof.ettema@hu.nl 

Facilitated by:

Roelof Ettema

Roelof Ettema is a Principal Lecturer in Masters Integrated Care Design and Special Interest Lead for Evidence-based Integrated Care.

E: roelof.ettema@hu.nl