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Sláintecare – Delivering the promise of universal person-centred care in Ireland

By Admin / October 6, 2021
At the International Foundation for Integrated Care, we have many years of experience sharing and generating knowledge on integrated person-centred care: why it’s important, what it can achieve and what it needs to be successful. The recent resignation of the two most senior members of the team implementing the Sláintecare reform programme in Ireland has… Read More

IFIC Ireland 2020 Year in Review

By Admin / December 23, 2020

In July, IFIC Ireland convened its first formal meeting of its Steering Group members. IFIC Ireland Steering Group will help take forward IFIC’s mission and aims across the region on a more sustained basis, and a commitment to advise, discuss and prioritize IFIC Ireland’s future activities in the region. The Steering Group will have a…

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VIDEO: Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) in Ireland: lessons learnt

By Miriam Galvin / December 1, 2020

The following presentation of Prof. Áine Carroll, IFIC Ireland co-director and IFIC Board member, describes current lessons learnt in the design and delivering of integrated people-centred health services in Ireland.

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PODCAST: Building Integrated Care as the Cornerstone of Our New Reality

By Admin / September 21, 2020

Podcast Episode: Building Integrated Care as the Cornerstone of Our New Reality Podcast Series: Care During and Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis Presenters: Fiona Lyne, Anne Hendry, Albert Alonso, Áine Carroll, Jodeme Goldhar, Helmut Hildebrandt, Robert Johnstone, Bert Vrijhoef, Jason Yap This Podcast episode documents IFIC’s special COVID19 webinar series “Care during and beyond the COVID-19…

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PODCAST: Experts of Integrated Care

By Admin / September 21, 2020

Podcast Episode: Experts of Integrated Care Podcast Series: Integrated Care Today Presenters: Orla Snook O’Carroll, Áine Carroll, PJ Harnett, Anne Hendry Hear the experts views on Integrated Care and what it means for them. Prof. Áine Carroll, PJ Harnett and Prof. Anne Hendry talk to IFIC’s Orla Snook O’Carroll at a recent IFIC Ireland Accelerated…

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WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Making Integrated Care Happen – Session 3 – Inclusion Health and Understanding the Social Determinants of Health

By Admin / August 11, 2020

Inclusion health is a service, research, and policy agenda that aims to prevent and redress health and social inequities among the most vulnerable and excluded populations. Addressing social inequalities to ensure the best health outcomes for populat

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WEBINAR: Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality – Building Integrated Care as the cornerstone of our new reality

By Admin / April 8, 2020

This webinar will enable health and care decision-makers and managers to hear about the integrated care approaches implemented and considerations made to address people’s continued care and support needs beyond the public health issues and crisis man

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WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Making Integrated Care Happen – Session 2 – Palliative & End-of-Life Care in Ireland in partnership with the Iri

By Admin / March 10, 2020

IFIC Ireland and the Irish Hospice Foundation are delighted to partner on the second webinar in our 2020 series focussed on Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Ireland. Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer for the Irish Hospice Foundation will spe

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WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Making Integrated Care Happen – Session 1 – Social Prescribing: Initiatives on the Island of Ireland

By Admin / February 18, 2020

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognising that people’s health is determined primar

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WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Advancing Integrated Care – Session 3 – Leadership in Integrated Care

By Admin / September 10, 2019

In this webinar Dr Áine Carroll, Professor of Healthcare Integration and Improvement at UCD and Ewan King, Chief Operating Officer at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) look at the leadership and management qualities and skills required

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Collective Leadership and Safety Cultures: Developing an alternative model of leadership for healthc

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Collective Leadership and Safety Cultures: Developing an alternative model of leadership for healthcare teams
Eilish McAuliffe, University College Dublin, IE
Aoife DeBrun, University College Dublin, IE
Una Cunningham, Mater Misercordiae University H

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Integrated approach to complex Heath needs of homeless populations

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Integrated approach to complex Heath needs of homeless populations
Jess Sears, Depaul, IE
Abstract
Depaul’s Health Initiative is part of a network of services that bring improved care to this group at a variety of settings since 2007.  We are now fa

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Bridging the gap of integration in specialist neurorehabilitation: development of the brain injury l

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Bridging the gap of integration in specialist neurorehabilitation: development of the brain injury liaison coordinator role
Rachel McGlade, National Rehabilitation Hospital, IE
Valerie Twomey, National Rehabilitation Hospital, IE
Abstract
The Nation

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Patients’ attitudes to and experience of the use of technology in mental health in an Irish primary

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Patients’ attitudes to and experience of the use of technology in mental health in an Irish primary care setting
Mary Jane Finucane, General practitioner, IE
Abstract
Introduction: Mental health issues represent a significant proportion visits to GP

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: “You Saved My Life”: Integrated wearable technology supported by telephone nurse triage

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

“You Saved My Life”: Integrated wearable technology supported by telephone nurse triage
Mary Burke, Caredoc, IE
Michelle Kearns, Caredoc, IE
Abstract
Remote monitoring devices could potentially reduce costs and improve health for at-risk patient pop

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Outcomes in Specialist Rehabilitation Medicine and their impact of waiting times

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Outcomes in Specialist Rehabilitation Medicine and their impact of waiting times
Caitríona Begley, National Rehabilitation Hospital, IE
Abstract
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is defined as any sudden damage to the brain occurring during a person’s lif

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Inter-professional development for student nurses

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Inter-professional development for student nurses
Mary Burke, Caredoc, IE
Michelle Kearns, Caredoc, IE
Margaret Curran, Caredoc, IE
Dorcas Collier, Caredoc, IE
Abstract
The quality of student nurse placements is important in the development of compe

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Conflict mitigation and management: Understanding the processes utilised by effective healthcare tea

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Conflict mitigation and management: Understanding the processes utilised by effective healthcare teams
Marie O’Shea, University College Dublin, IE
Aoife DeBrun, University College Dublin, IE
Abstract
Introduction: Multidisciplinary approaches to pat

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Supporting Patients through the rehabilitation continuum of care: The NRH Pre-admission Coordinator

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Supporting Patients through the rehabilitation continuum of care: The NRH Pre-admission Coordinator
Caitriona Begley, National Rehabilitation Hospital, IE
Valerie Twomey, National Rehabilitation Hospital, IE
Abstract
The National Rehabilitation Hosp

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementing Assisted Decision-making in Healthcare in Ireland: Understanding Enablers, Barriers and

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Implementing Assisted Decision-making in Healthcare in Ireland: Understanding Enablers, Barriers and Context from the perspective of patients and healthcare professionals
Deirdre O’Donnell, University College Dublin, IE
Carmel Davies, University Col

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

By Karen O'Connell / 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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POSTER ABSTRACTS: The challenges of delivering universal and integrated care – evidence to inform policy implementatio

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

The challenges of delivering universal and integrated care – evidence to inform policy implementation in Ireland and internationally
Sarah Barry, Centre for Health Policy and Management, TCD, IE
Maebh NiFhalluin1, Centre for Health Policy and Manage

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

By Karen O'Connell / 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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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Transforming stroke care – the irish national stroke programme

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Transforming stroke care – the irish national stroke programme
Rónán Collins, National Stroke Programme HSE, IE
Joan McCormack, National Stroke Programme HSE, IE
Áine Carroll, National Clinical & Integrated Care Programmes HSE Ireland; University Co

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Understanding what makes team interventions work: Learning from healthcare professionals

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Understanding what makes team interventions work: Learning from healthcare professionals
Una Cunningham, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin, Dublin, IE
Aoife De Brún, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health System

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Developing clinical guidelines for the management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors:

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Developing clinical guidelines for the management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: process evaluation
Carmel Davies, School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, IE
Elizabeth Summersby, Oncology, Our L

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Building infrastructure for digital health using Open innovation 2.0 in co design of a meta data reg

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Building infrastructure for digital health using Open innovation 2.0 in co design of a meta data registry framework to support integrated care
Pamela Hussey, Dublin City University (DCU), IE
Martin Tully, Health Service Executive, IE
Sharon Farrell,

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: The effects of a self-management programme(Stanford model) on adults in County Donegal with long ter

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

The effects of a self-management programme(Stanford model) on adults in County Donegal with long term health conditions
Rona McLaughlin, Health Service Executive, CHO1, IE
Abstract
Introduction: Approximately 40% of Irish people have a long term hea

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The Development of a Hub and Spoke Respiratory Service

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

The Development of a Hub and Spoke Respiratory Service
Sonya Murray, Letterkenny University Hospital, Health Service Executive, IE
Antoinette Doherty, Letterkenny University Hospital, Health Service Executive, IE
Tara Cooper, Letterkenny University

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Why bother about governance – exploring interpretation of professionals involved in the implementati

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Why bother about governance – exploring interpretation of professionals involved in the implementation of integrated care programmes in community healthcare organisations
Lola Odewumi, Dublin Institute of Technology, IE
Abstract
The last five years

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Enhancing cancer care guideline development and implementation using formal guideline adaptation: me

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

Enhancing cancer care guideline development and implementation using formal guideline adaptation: methodology description
Carmel Davies, School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, IE
Elizabeth Summersby, Oncology, Our

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The unmet Rehabilitation needs in an Inclusion Health Integrated Care Programme for Homeless Adults

By Karen O'Connell / August 8, 2019

The unmet Rehabilitation needs in an Inclusion Health Integrated Care Programme for Homeless Adults in Dublin, Ireland
Aine Carroll, University College Dublin, IE
Siobhan O’Brien, University College Dublin, IE
Deirdre Harrington, National Rehabilita

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Matters Series 3 – Intermediate Care: Reablement and involving 3rd Sector

By Admin / July 17, 2019

Access webinar materials at https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-3-3#1563958436566-65fd695b-c6b7

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WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Advancing Integrated Care – Session 2 – Workforce Planning for Integrated Care

By Admin / July 9, 2019

While the driver of health system innovation to date has largely been focused on reorganising care delivery processes and adopting technology to improve outcomes, little thought has been given to the people who need to implement and utilise these too

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WEBINAR: Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality – Digital Solutions: Adoption, Adaptation and their role in post Covid-19 health a

By Admin / June 18, 2019

As each integrated care building block is reliant on information, digital solutions could be seen as the cement that holds the blocks together. Albeit, the arguments for greater use and investment have become increasingly compelling, the rate of adop

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WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Advancing Integrated Care – Session 1 – Understanding Integrated Care: Lessons from around the world

By Admin / June 12, 2019

Over the past decade many definitions, concepts and theories have emerged trying to explain what integrated care is and what the main building blocks for successful integration of services across sectors and professions may be. In this first webinar

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Matters Series 3 – Preventing and Managing Frailty

By Admin / June 10, 2019

Access webinar materials at https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-3-3#1559904978280-2e42447b-fd49

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Matters Series 3 – Polypharmacy and Adherence

By Admin / April 8, 2019

Access webinar materials at https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-3-3#1555060086393-e0272ffd-fa04

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JOURNAL ARTICLE: ‘Sink or Swim’: A Qualitative Study to Understand How and Why Nurses Adapt to Support the Implementa

By Admin / April 3, 2019

Research & theory
‘Sink or Swim’: A Qualitative Study to Understand How and Why Nurses Adapt to Support the Implementation of Integrated Diabetes Care
Authors: Fiona Riordan, School of Public Health, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork,

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Matters Series 3 – Self-Management and Co-production

By Admin / March 20, 2019

Access webinar materials at https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-3-3#1552564576166-f3ea391d-235c

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