• 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC18)

    The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with RIVM, Vilans and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, presents the 18th International conference on Integrated Care “Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care” to take place in The NBC Congrescentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands 23 – 25 May 2018. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. Registration and Call for Papers details will be available September 2017.

  • Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health: Building the health workforce of the future

    The global community is presented with an unprecedented challenge and an opportunity: to avert a potential 18 million health worker shortfall and shape increasing demand for additional health and social workforce jobs. In doing so, we will make progress towards universal health coverage and global health security while also contributing to gains across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (e.g. quality education, gender equality, reduced inequalities, decent jobs and inclusive economic growth). Last year brought forward a wave of exciting opportunities to markedly change the global health workforce situation. The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 and the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth’s report, Working for Health and Growth present a vital road map to ensure an adequate, fit for purpose and sustainable workforce to address current and future needs. Together, they make the case for more and better investments, with ...

  • 41st World Hospital Congress

    The 41st World Hospital Congress (WHC) will take place on November 6-9, 2017 at the Taipei International Convention Centre, and will tackle the theme “Patient-friendly & Smarter Healthcare”. Healthcare leaders and professionals from both national healthcare organizations and hospitals will attend the congress to present case studies, implementation of new technologies and policies. Tackling current and emerging challengesThe conference is bringing on the forefront representatives of national organizations that will be presenting how in their respective countries they respond to the current and emerging challenges for providing quality and safe health services to the population. Taiwan will share “Patient-centered NHI Medi-Cloud System” and personalized “My Health Bank System”. Among many sessions, changes in health services delivery models will be presented like the experience of the Norwegian Patient Safety Campaign.Professionalization of healthcare management is a global priority after adopting a global directory on core competencies. The development of the web based ...

  • 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care (APIC1)

    Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health  The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) and Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division, presents the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care “Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health” to take place in Brisbane, Australia from 6-8 November 2017. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from the Asia Pacific region and around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and care services. They will share experience and the latest evidence generated around the following key conference themes: New Models of Care Delivery; Child and Youth Health; Rural and Remote Health; Mental Health; and Engaging and Empowering Communities. The conference is expected to attract over 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan and other countries, who will ...

  • The Kings Fund: Community health services - Shifting the focus to out-of-hospital care

    The conference is aimed at: people working at a local strategic level who want to know how they can shift the focus of care from hospitals to community services – in line with the requirements set out in the NHS five year forward view people working in community health services that have responsibility for designing services for their population. What will you learn? Despite a long history of policy initiatives about moving care from hospital to community services, there has not yet been a step-change in the focus of delivery. Come to the event to find out what new changes are happening nationally to enable community services to take up their role in an integrated health and care system. Learn from evidence-based examples and best practice models of community health service delivery. Topics include: new models of care; mental health; care in the home; and new ways of working.

  • The Kings Fund: Learning from new care models here and abroad - Making accountable care happen

    Whether you’re working on developing new care models, sustainability and transformation partnerships or accountable care systems, this event will provide valuable lessons to help you overcome the issues you face as you work towards integrating health and care services. Why you should attend A mixture of practical, hands on, expert advice, and inspirational case studies from some of the most innovative examples of integrated care. Lessons from international health systems Come and learn from leaders of international health systems that have undergone whole-system change. Pioneering international examples – including the health system in Canterbury, New Zealand, and Nuka system of care in Alaska, US – will share learning to help you on your journey towards accountable care. Understand your local context Explore the importance of understanding the local context when shaping your approach. Experts in our policy and leadership and organisational development teams will facilitate sessions to help you think about ...

  • ISQua 34th International Conference: Learning at the System Level to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety

    ISQua is delighted to collaborate with The Health Foundation to host our 34th International scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care, which will take place in London 1- 4 October 2017. ISQua and The Health Foundation are an ideal partnership, with ISQua aiming to promote and support continuous improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide, and The Health Foundation's commitment to bring about better health care for people in the UK.Over 1,500 health care professionals from around the world will be brought together to network and learn from each other in the hope of improving the quality and safety of health care in the UK and worldwide. Research has shown that the best results are achieved when quality improvement and patient safety are focused at the care level. However quality improvement is made up of different but equally important parts, including person ...

  • European Forum for Primary Care 2017 Conference: The Citizen Voice in Primary Care

    The main themes of this conference are, 1 - Promoting participative citizenship in healthcare  Sub-themes: Citizen oriented healthcare Health literacy Citizen participation in health research Procedures to listen to the public voice IT to citizen participation in health Patients and communities’ leagues and commissions and their relevance for health organizations. Parallel themes 2 - Informal Care 3 - Mediterranean Health

  • Open Forum Events: Urgent Care - Improving Patient Flow Conference

    The Urgent Care: Improving Patient Flow conference agenda has been developed to explore the current patient flow trends within the hospital urgent care system. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of how the problems occur from the start of the process, with the patient having attended the A & E department, through to the discharge process, returning back into the community and home. Our line-up of expert speakers will provide insight, opinion and stimulate debate as to how to relieve the burden on hospitals and reduce the pressures of compromised patient flow. We will showcase a number of initiatives and examples of best practice from throughout the health and social care system and there will be ample opportunity for interactive discussion and networking amongst fellow professionals and peers.

  • UNGA high-level event on world leaders for universal health coverage

    On Monday 18 September from 4:30-6:00 pm, UHC2030– together with the Government of Japan, the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme and The Rockefeller Foundation– will hold a high-level event on universal health coverage (UHC) timed to the United Nations General Assembly.  Momentum for universal health coverage is at an all-time high, with growing consensus that UHC is a prerequisite for poverty eradication and shared prosperity, and strong endorsements from global leaders including the new Director-General of the World Health Organization. This event will look at how UHC is essential to achieving health and well-being for all (SDG 3), how UHC helps achieve broader development goals, and how diverse partners are driving continued progress – including advocating for strong primary health care systems. Key themes of this event are: 1.  Highlighting the importance of UHC as the core driver to achieve the SDGs and ...