Newsletter 4
March 2020
A digest of successful transformation stories, news and other resources available on
Comprehensive Primary Health Care Reform in Costa Rica 
Long considered a paragon among low- and middle- income countries in its provision of primary health care, Costa Rica reformed its primary health care system in 1994 using a model that, despite its success, has been generally understudied: basic integrated health care teams. Costa Rica’s experiences provide valuable lessons about both, the types of primary health care reforms needed and potential mechanisms through which these reforms can be successfully implemented.
SCIROCCO Self-Assessment Tool 
The SCIROCCO self-assessment tool is an online self- assessment tool with an objective to assess a region’s readiness for integrated care. It builds on the conceptual Maturity Model for Integrated Care developed by the B3 Action Group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. 
This 9 minutes demo video illustrates the practical use of the Maturity Model and its on-line tool, to assess the maturity requirements of good practice for its adoption and transferability.
Patient Perspective in an Integrated People-Centred Health Services (IPCHS) Context, by Kawaldip Sehmi

Every aspect of our lives has been changed by the digital revolution. Digital disruption has changed how we live, relate and trade with each other. The Intelligent Digital Mesh now weaves our devices, homes, cars and social and workplaces into one portal, giving us choice, options and access that is tailor-made for us. When you add artificial intelligence and machine learning to the mix, you then discover that your apps and devices know you much better and signpost you to the right service at the right time that fits like a glove to your life...
20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICI20)  
The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20) will take place in Sibenik, Croatia from 27-29 April 2020. The conference will build on focusing on the following areas: Meeting the challenges of integrated care in early development, childhood and transitional care in adolescents, Integrated community care approaches for better management of diseases with a stigmatizing effect, and better managing the care of vulnerable populations. 

Integrating Health Care in Australia: a Qualitative Evaluation 
Integrated health care aims to overcome barriers between primary and secondary care and other disconnected patient services to improve access, continuity and quality of care. Many people in Australia are admitted to hospital for chronic illnesses that could be prevented or managed in the community. 

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