International Summer School Integrated Care (ISSIC)
The International Summer School on Integrated Care, “Integrated Care in Theory and Practice” is organized by the Integrated Care Academy© and provides a one-week intensive training on theory and practice of integrated care. It is aimed at health and social care professionals, clinicians, researchers and managers who want to strengthen their understanding of integrated care, get a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in theory and practice, and hone their competencies in analyzing, designing, evaluating and practicing integrated care. The course has been developed for those who are tasked with designing, implementing, leading and/or managing integrated care and want to learn more about the tools and instruments which are available to them with evidence from around the world.
The International Summer School Integrated Care is designed as a stand-alone education and training course and is eligible for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or Continuous Medical Education (CME) credits for professionals and managers.
Integrated care is gradually moving out of its niche and into the focus of decision makers, clinicians and managers around the world. This has also spiked interest in how theories, concepts and components of integrated care can be operationalized and successfully implemented in practice. And while there is now sufficient evidence available to support the introduction of integrated care in principle, still many question marks remain around the contextualization and evaluation of such initiatives. In addition, the move from disease-focused to population management approaches including active participation of patients and communities further adds to the complexities. While a lot of efforts are put into the technicalities of integrated care, building the competencies necessary to work in and manage an integrated environment are often neglected.
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