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Feb. 19, 2018 Western Pacific Publication

Translating the Elements of Health Governance for Integrated Care from Theory to Practice: A Case Study Approach

Against a paucity of evidence, a model describing elements of health governance best suited to achieving integrated care internationally was developed. The aim of this study was to explore how health meso-level organizations used, or planned to use, the governance elements. 

Feb. 17, 2018 Africa, Americas Publication

Operationalizing mHealth to improve patient care: a qualitative implementation science evaluation of the WelTel texting intervention in Canada and Kenya

Mobile health (mHealth) applications have proliferated across the  globe with much enthusiasm, although few have reached scale and shown public health impact. In this study, they explored how different contextual factors influenced the implementation, effectiveness and potential for scale-up of welTel, an easy-to-use and evidence-based mHealth intervention. WelTel uses two-way SMS communication to improve patient adherence to medication and engagement in care, and has been developed and tested in Canada and Kenya. 

Sept. 21, 2017 Europe Publication

Imperial child health general practice hubs

For most children, the GP is their main point of contact with the health servivce. While children make up nearlyy one-fifth of the population in England, they are estimated to account for two-fifths of a typical GP´s workload. Despite this, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health estimate that in many parts of the country, between 40 and 50 per cent of GPs have a had little or no formal paediatric training. Evidence suggest that many of these case could be managed outside an acute setting. 

June 13, 2017 Global Event

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

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 ...

Dec. 12, 2016 Americas Publication

4 Steps to Sustaining Improvement in Health Care

Leading health care organizations recognize that improving care isn´t enough; having a systematic approach to sustaining improvement is equally important.

To learn how to build systems that sustain improvement, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement studied health care organizations that were able to achieve standout results and ten build on them- organizations such as Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City; Saskatoon Health Region in Saskatchewan, Canada; and Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle. These high-performing health systems affered a key insight: To sustain change, you need a strong strategy for engaging and standardizing the work of frontline managers. From their efforts, they derived four steps on how to get started with introducing new standard work processes for point-of-care staff. 

Dec. 12, 2016 Global Publication

From vision to action. Making patient-centred care a reality

The NHS have worked with The King´s Fund to translate their themes into outcomes for patients and set out the most important priorities for action to achieve these outcomes. Under each of their five themes: 

- Co-ordinated care

- Patients engaged decisions about their care

- Supported self-management

- Prevention, early diagnosis and intervention

- Emotional, psychological and practical support

they have described the outcomes that they most want to achieve for patients. In order to achieve these outcomes, they hace then selected the service improvements that, if met, will have a major impact on the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. 

Sept. 19, 2016 South-East Asia Publication

Healthy China : deepening health reform in China building high-quality and value-based service delivery

As many other countries, China faces big challenges to meet the health care needs of her citizens, associated with a rapidly aging society and increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Also, health costs have been growing at a rate higher than GDP growth since 2008.

Since the launch of health reform in 2009, China has invested significantly in health infrastructure at the grassroots level and made progress in building the primary care doctors system. Basic public health services capacity has been significantly enhanced. China is progressing quickly to achieving universal health coverage and some of the reform achievements have attracted worldwide attention.

The reform commanded many innovative pilots in health financing and service delivery at the local level and provided a strong foundation for the next stage of reform. This report aim to support China during this reform phase by recommending 8 sets of strategic reform directions, referred to as ...

June 10, 2016 Global Event

WCIC4 Extended deadline for submission of abstracts

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), in partnership with General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) and Healthcare Quality and Safety Commission (HCQSC) , presents the 4rd World Congress on Integrated Care “Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities” to take place in Wellington, New Zealand 23 to 25 November 2016.

They extended the call for submission of abstracts until Friday 1 July 2016. Follow the link below for more information. 

May 15, 2016 Europe Publication

Engaging patients, carers and communities for the provision of coordinated/integrated health services: strategies and tools

This paper (working document) illustrates strategies aimed at engaging patients, their families, and carers to be an active part of health disease management and treatment, guiding them to make informed choices. Furthermore, it outlines strategies aimed at empowering populations to adopt responsible health lifestyles and act as protagonists in influencing determinants of health in a human-rights based approach to health. Exemplary tools for each type of strategies are proposed to support the realization of coordinated and integrated health services delivery.

Jan. 14, 2016 Global Event

WCIC4 – 4th World Congress on Integrated Care: “Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities”

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), in partnership with General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) and Healthcare Quality and Safety Commission (HCQSC) , presents the 4rd World Congress on Integrated Care “Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities” to take place in Wellington, New Zealand 23 to 25 November 2016.

The key themes are: 

1. Promoting the health of children and families

2. Engaging and empowering people and communities

3. Re-orienting the model of care

4. Taking measures to improve quality

5. Funding and incentives that promote health outcomes

For more information, visit the website: http://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/wcic4-4th-world-congress-on-integrated-care-wellington-new-zealand