IFIC Australia

New Chapter for IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / April 29, 2018

IFIC Australia signed a new Partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) aimed at strengthening its commitment to Integrated Care in New South Wales.

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IFIC Australia Chairman’s update by Peter McGeorge

By Miriam Galvin / April 27, 2018

An increasing number of organisations are looking to affiliate and partner with us, joining the growing ranks of the SW Sydney LHD and PHN, Western Sydney PHN and LHD (see below), North Coast PHN and Centre for Health Knowledge and Innovation, Central Coast LHD, NSW Agency for Innovation (ACI), Children’s Health Queensland and the Mater Research Institute – University of Queensland Centre for Health System Reform and Integration.

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New Chapter for IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / April 27, 2018

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is proud to be a new member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). Improving the way health and social policy service partners work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our population is a high priority in western Sydney

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Integrated Care in Australia at a Low Level of Maturity

By Miriam Galvin / April 27, 2018

The workshop examined the challenges for taking integrated care forward in Australia through the use of various assessment frameworks. Delegates attended from across Australia that included a diverse group of persons ranging from LHDs and PHNs to provider organisations and the university sector

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A reflection on the on the CCLHD evaluation report

By Fiona Lyne / April 27, 2018

I’m writing this blog following a week’s visit to the NSW Central Coast by our friends and colleagues from IFIC Australia and IFIC. These times are strongly valued by our Local Health District and partners because they provide the opportunity to educate our teams, reflect on our integrated care journey to date and to plan the next steps

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Integrated Care Search Launch

By Miriam Galvin / April 27, 2018

As a hospital librarian, I have a particular interest in approaches to searching for published literature on complex topics. And Integrated Care is the most complex topic I have tackled to date! In 2015 the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) in NSW, Australia, where I work, became a demonstrator site for the NSW Ministry of Health Integrated Care strategy and I was asked to do searches of the biomedical literature to support a number of projects.

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Driving Integrated Care in Australia

By Miriam Galvin / March 21, 2018

IFIC’S CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and Director of Education and Training Viktoria Stein are mid-way through a visit to Australia to support the movement for change towards integrated care. This work forms part of the growing IFIC Australia collaborative centre co-hosted with CRRMH, University of Newcastle and with support from local Partners.

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Integrated Care: A Global Phenomenon

By Miriam Galvin / March 21, 2018

IFIC Associate Robin Miller, also Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care, will be in the country in June to deliver a masterclass on ‘Creating high quality integrated care that delivers outcomes’.

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Peter McGeorge, Chairman of IFIC Australia introduces inaugural newsletter

By Fiona Lyne / February 5, 2018

Chairman of IFIC Australia Professor Peter McGeorge introduces our inaugural newsletter which will be published quarterly and will keep members, partners and colleagues up to date on all our IFIC news. Prof McGeorge is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Universities of NSW and Notre Dame (Sydney) and St Vincent’s Health Network.

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TRANSFORMERS II – Transforming The Healthcare System For The Better

By Fiona Lyne / February 5, 2018

Bronwyn Thirkell, Senior Project Officer at the North Coast Primary Health Network, discusses November’s Transformers II, a series of event aimed at analysing some of the area’s encouraging health care solutions.

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IFIC Australia meets in Brisbane

By Fiona Lyne / February 5, 2018

IFIC Australia is as a Collaborative Centre between IFIC and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) at the University of Newcastle, NSW. The core mission of IFIC Australia is to develop capacity and capabilities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region in the design and delivery of integrated care.

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It’s all about outcomes! Mel Tinsley explains the important work taking place in NSW in measuring outcomes that matter to patients

By Fiona Lyne / February 5, 2018

The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and IFIC Scotland held a joint workshop at the recent 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care in Brisbane. The session titled ‘It’s All About Outcomes’ explored how to record and use personal outcomes to improve outcomes based consultations. The workshop also discussed how to use Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and outcomes based conversations to enhance the experience and outcomes of care in different care settings and health systems.

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Integrated Care Search Filter will launch in April

By Fiona Lyne / February 5, 2018

IFIC Australia has been working on a new search tool to help support easier access to internationally published work on different aspects of integrated care. IC Search is due to be launched in April to coincide with next committee meetings and workshops led by IFIC CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and other IFIC senior staff.

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Joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales concludes

By Fiona Lyne / February 5, 2018

A joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales, is coming to an end, with papers in preparation and a final report near completion. Researchers from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the IFIC Faculty were awarded a competitive tender to undertake the formative evaluation last year.

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From Concept to Reality – International Summer School in Australia

By Fiona Lyne / January 30, 2018

IFIC Australia will co-host an International Summer School aimed at supporting organisations to implement their integrated care strategies.

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An exciting start for IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / December 12, 2017

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.

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