IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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April 16, 2020 Americas Publication

Collaborative Governance for Integrated Care: Insights from a Policy Stakeholder Dialogue

Integrated care is a goal of many health care systems. However, operationalizing and implementing integrated care remains challenging especially in continuously evolving policy environments. We report on a policy symposium held in 2017 focused on operationalizing a particular integrated care policy in the context of policy evolution in Ontario, Canada.

Sept. 15, 2019 Europe Publication

Improving Integrated Care: Can Implementation Science Unlock the ‘Black Box’ of Complexities?

In a previous IJIC editorial they reflected on the fact that we have yet to make any significant breakthrough to understand the implementation and sustainability of complex service innovations that so characterise the development of integrated care programmes [1]. Without such knowledge we might be able to explain the core building blocks of integrated care systems, but we cannot adequately explain the intricacies of effective implementation nor fully understand the causes of the outcomes we observe. This article show how this is not simply a methodological problem but reflects a more deep-rooted challenge in the lack of value that is placed both in the commissioning of such research and the findings that are produced.

Aug. 29, 2018 Europe Publication

The Core Dimensions of Integrated Care: A Literature Review to Support the Development of a Comprehensive Framework for Implementing Integrated Care

As part of the EU-funded Project INTEGRATE, the research sought to develop an evidence-based understanding of the key dimensions and items of integrated care associated with successful implementation across varying country contexts and relevant to different chronic and/or long-term conditions. This paper identifies the core dimensions of integrated care based on a review of previous literature on the topic

Feb. 19, 2018 Europe Publication

Using Complexity and Network Concepts to Inform Healthcare Knowledge Translation

Many representations of the movement of healthcare knowledge through society exist, and multiple models for the translation of evidence into policy and practice have been articulated. Most are linear or cyclical and very few come dose to reflecting the dense and intricate relationships, systems and politicis of organizations and the processes required to enact sustainable improvements. This study illustrates how using complexity and network concepts can better inform knowledge translation (KT) and argue that changing the way we think and talk about KT could enhance the creation and movement of knowledge throughout those systems needing to develop and utilize it. 

March 13, 2017 Global Publication

The role of organizational structure in readiness for change: A conceptual integration

The purpose of this review is to extend extant conceptualizations of readiness for change as an individual-level phenomenon. This review-of-reviews focuses on existing conceptual frameworks from the dissemination, implementation, quality improvement, and organizational trasformation literatures in order to integrate theoretical rationales for how organization structure, a key dimension of the organizational context, may impact readiness for change. They propose that the organization structure dimensions of differentiation and integration impact readiness for change at the indicidual level of analysis by influencing four key concepts of relevance, legitimacy, preceived need for change, and resource allocation.