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Jan. 14, 2016 Europe Event

ICARE4EU: Innovating care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe

The ICARE4EU project, financially supported by the Health Programme 2008-2013 of the European Commission, wants to improve the care for people suffering from multiple chronic conditions in Europe: Sharing knowledge and experiences to develop new policies and practices. 

The symposium will take place in Brussels, 22 March 2016 and the participation is free of charge, only is necessary to send an email to be registered.  

For questions or further information, please contact: 

Verena Struckmann – verena.struckmann@tu-berlin.de
Or visit their website www.icare4eu.org

 

May 24, 2016 Europe Publication

Health services delivery: a concept note

In order for health services delivery to accelerate gains in health outcomes it must continuously adapt and evolve according to the changing health landscape. At present, the case for change is a compelling one. However, despite mounting attention put to reforming health services delivery, there remains a persisting lack of consensus on its conceptualization. This paper aims to take stock of the developments in the literature on health services delivery and lessons from the firsthand experiences of countries, viewing clarity on the performance, processes and system dynamics of health services delivery a prerequisite for the rollout, scale-up and sustainability of reforms. Through a mixed-methods approach, evidence from existing frameworks and tools for measuring services delivery, country case examples and commissioned papers have been reviewed around three key questions: what are the outcomes of health services delivery? How can the health services delivery function be defined? And, how do other health ...

May 24, 2016 Europe Publication

Presentation on the European Framework for Action on Integrated Health Services Delivery

This presentation from the WHO Regional Office for Europe sets out the four key domains of the European Framework for Action on Integrated Health Services Delivery: people, services, system and change. It was delivered during the 2-day final consultation of the Framework that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2-3 May 2016. Over 170 participants debated the specificities of transforming health service delivery.

WHO/ Europe is developing the Framework for Action on Integrated Health Services Delivery for the European Region. The Framework’s goal is to support countries with policy options and recommendations that target key areas for strengthening the coordination/integration of health services.

The event marked the final step in the development of the Framework. The process was launched by the Regional Director in 2013 and has brought together leading experts in the field, and involved exchanges of background material, technical consultations and peer review of early drafts ...

May 25, 2016 Europe Publication

Exploring payment schemes used to promote integrated chronic care in Europe

The rising burden of chronic conditions has led several European countries to reform healthcare payment schemes. This paper aimed to explore the adoption and success of payment schemes that promote integration of chronic care in European countries. A literature review was used to identify European countries that employed pay-for-coordination (PFC), pay-for-performance (PFP), and bundled payment schemes. Existing evidence from the literature was supplemented with fifteen interviews with chronic care experts in these countries to obtain detailed information regarding the payment schemes, facilitators and barriers to their implementation, and their perceived success.

Austria, France, England, the Netherlands, and Germany have implemented payment schemes that were specifically designed to promote the integration of chronic care. Prominent factors facilitating implementation included stakeholder cooperation, adequate financial incentives for stakeholders, and flexible task allocation among different care provider disciplines. Common barriers to implementation included misaligned incentives across stakeholders and gaming. The implemented payment schemes targeted ...

July 4, 2017 Europe Publication

Exploring Integration of Care for Children Living with Complex Care Needs Across the European Union and European Economic Area

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (to which all european Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States are signatories) defines the highest attainable standard of healthcare as a fundamental right of every child. This study is embedded in the various peculiarities of national healthcare systems and the ethical and legal concerns bound to the sharing of child health data, being his aim to report on the development of surveys to explore integration of care for children living with complex needs across the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA)

Sept. 16, 2021 Europe Publication

Integrated Care in Europe: Time to Get it Together?

Nowadays integrated care (IC) has become a term adopted across the world underpinning a positive attitude toward defragmentation of service provision inside health and social systems.

Since lack of healthcare coordination is often a major problem for chronic and frail patients, integration has certainly commendable aims. Striving for combining parts to form a whole, IC aims at optimizing care and treatments to patients and their caregivers. However, while the principles supporting IC are simple, their implementation is more controversial.

As it often happens in the health literature, IC has rapidly become an ‘umbrella concept’ open to various interpretations. After the launch of an international journal in 2000 including IC in its name, a search conducted a decade later had already found more than 175 definitions. Recently, even the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a working document to provide conceptual clarity on IC models.

Here, we summarize ...

Sept. 29, 2021 Europe Publication

Adoption of the concept of person-centred care into discourse in Europe: a systematic literature review

This study aims to describe how person-centred care, as a concept, has been adopted into discourse in 23 European countries in relation to their healthcare systems (Beveridge, Bismarck, out of pocket). Our findings clarify those countries using the Beveridge healthcare model rank higher on accepting/adopting the concept of person-centered care in discourse. To adopt the concept of person-centred care in discourse requires a systematic approach at all levels in the organisation—from the national (politicians) and regional (guideline) to the local (specific healthcare settings) levels of healthcare.

Oct. 28, 2021 Americas, Europe Publication

Co-designing an Integrated Care Network With People Living With Parkinson's Disease: From Patients' Narratives to Trajectory Analysis

An integrated care model for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD) offers the promise of meeting complex care needs in a person-centered way that addresses fragmentation and improves quality of life. The purpose of our research was to co-design a care delivery model that supports both social and medical care from the perspective of patients and care partners. In the first step of our co-design approach, participants from five countries were invited to share their experiences of living with PD during a narrative interview. A qualitative analysis of these narrative interviews based on the Corbin and Strauss model was done to map out patients' trajectories. Three typical trajectories were identified: (a) the "unpredictable" trajectory, (b) the "situated" trajectory, and (c) the "demanding" trajectory. Based on the analysis of these trajectories, we were able to integrate various patient experiences into the design of an integrated care network.

March 10, 2022 Global Publication

The European Health Data Space: A step towards digital and integrated care systems

In December 2021, EGIDE, the Expert Group for integrated Care and Digital Health Europe, has launched a paper ‘The European Health Data Space: A step towards digital and integrated care systems’.

The paper aims to represent the views of the chronic disease community. It provides a unique combination of perspectives from academia, healthcare professionals, patients and industry. The authors acknowledge too many patients across Europe are experiencing fragmented and delayed care. COVID-19 has highlighted the weaknesses of our healthcare systems and the need for rapid transformation. The European Health Data Space can act as a catalyst for change in several important areas.

March 18, 2022 Europe Publication

Integrated care in Western Europe: a wise solution for the future?

Integrated care (IC) is a term commonly adopted across the world underpinning a positive attitude against fragmentation of healthcare service provision. While the principles supporting IC are simple, their implementation is more controversial.

May 9, 2022 Europe Publication

Rebuilding for sustainability and resilience: strengthening the integrated delivery of long-term care in the European Region

The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (‎COVID-19)‎ has revealed and accentuated important gaps in the provision of appropriate, community-based, long-term care services for a rapidly growing number of people experiencing decline in functional ability, across the WHO European Region. As countries work to rebuild and strengthen health and long-term care systems, it is essential to support broad dialogue, a common vision forchange and focused interventions to bridge existing divides. This policy brief proposes a conceptual framework that maps long-term care actions within the health and social policy landscape and highlights the need and potential for deeper integration and coordination across systems.