IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

Publications

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Oct. 18, 2017 Europe

Integrated Care in Action: A Practical Guide for Health, Social Care and Housing Support.

Integration is now a key expectation within the delivery of health and social care services in the UK and internationally. However, it still remains difficult to achieve and sustain in practice. Based on learning from successful, and unsuccessful, integrated care initiatives, this book is an invaluable guide for those responsible for leading, managing and delivering integrated care across health, social care and housing.

Written by an experienced team of researchers who have studied, led and supported integrated care for many years Integrated Care in Practice draws on latest evidence, innovative practice and helpful theory. It provides insights into the common ...

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Oct. 5, 2017 Global

Integrated care: better and cheaper

Integrated care improves health, increases quality of care and lowers costs. These three goals, this Triple Aim in other words, are achieved in many examples from all over the world: from Alaska to New Zealand, from Western Europe to South Africa. However, disseminating all these good examples is easier said than done, as nationwide implementation means the simultaneous realisation of the following six components of integrated care:

1. Multidisciplinary care pathways and decision trees

2. Patient self-management and shared decision-making by patients and professionals

3. Guaranteeing professional and patient- perceived quality

4. Population-based funding and shared savings

5. An Electronic ...

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Oct. 3, 2017 Europe

Longing for Integrated Care: The Importance of Effective Governance

"Integrated care is not about creating a multidisciplinary offer/supply, but it is about creating an integrative answerd to the most important issues of people in need. A holistic approach seems logical, but it means a lot of for how we organise our health care and welfare systems, and the needed connections with other domains in life"- Mirella M.N. Minkman

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Oct. 3, 2017 Europe

The State of Health Care Integration in Estonia

This paper summarizes an assessment of the state of health care integration in Estonia and its driving forces. In the absence of a widely accepted definition, this study defines health care integration as:

i) the delivery of care in the appropriate care setting and

ii) coordination and continuity of care across care settings.


The study focuses on integration issues related to the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, with particular attention to the role and functioning of primary care and equity issues. The findings of this analysis therefore do not provide a comprehensive assessment of quality within specific care settings ...

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July 28, 2017 Europe

What’s integration got to do with it?

Observations and Lessons from the Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Study Trip to North-West London.

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Jan. 19, 2017 Europe

Systems, not structures: Changing Health & Social Care

In his speech of 4 November 2015, the then Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton MLA, announced that in response to recommendation 1 of The Right Time, The Right Place report by Sir Liam Donaldson, he would appoint an expert, clinically led panel to consider and lead an informed debate on the best configuration of Health and Social Care services in NI.

The Panel was appointed in January 2016 and comprised local and international members.

PANEL MEMBERS

Professor Rafael Bengoa (Chair)
Dr Alan Stout
Bronagh Scott
Mairead McAlinden
Mr Mark A Taylor

EXPERT ADVICE ON SOCIAL CARE WAS PROVIDED BY:

Sean ...

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Jan. 19, 2017 Europe

Priorities for the NHS and social care in 2017

2017 promises to be another challenging year for the health and care system, with demand for care increasing faster than the supply of resources.

A system already stretched to its limits will have to work even harder to maintain current standards of care and to balance budgets. This requires a continuing focus on operational performance and renewed efforts to transform the delivery of care at a time when frontline staff are working under intense pressure.

The NHS five year forward view (Forward View) will be tested to its limits as leaders work to improve performance and transform care. The NHS ...

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Nov. 14, 2016 Global

How a Gender-sensitive Quality Improvement Approach Supports Integrated People-centered Health Services

Clients, family and friends, communities, and health providers are all influenced by the culture they live in and by that culture’s perspectives on gender. To ignore gender is to ignore a vital part of the people and their local context that the WHO framework aims to center. Gender must be considered in order to have truly people-centered health services. A gender-sensitive approach takes the different needs, constraints, and opportunities of women, men, girls, and boys into account and responds to them strategically in program design, implementation, and evaluation. By considering and responding to these differences, health services are more ...

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Sept. 14, 2016 Europe Global

Supporting self-management: A guide to enabling behaviour change for health and wellbeing using person- and community-centred approaches

This guide outlines how the science of behaviour can help people to self-manage their health and wellbeing.

Key findings

  • The guide uses the EAST framework to organise ideas and examples. The core message of EAST is that if you want to encourage a behaviour, you should make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely.
  • The guide features a number of low-tech, pragmatic and manageable activities which can increase the spread of person- and community-centred health and wellbeing programmes.

 

This action-focused guide is part of the NHS England-funded Realising the Value programme, which seeks to develop person- and community-centred approaches for health ...

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Sept. 14, 2016 Europe Global

Spreading change: A guide to enabling the spread of person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

This guide outlines how behavioural science can help spread the take-up of person- and community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.

Key findings

  •     The guide uses the EAST framework to organise ideas and examples. The core message of EAST is that if you want to encourage a behaviour, you should make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely.
  •     The guide features a number of low-tech, pragmatic and manageable activities which can increase the spread of person- and community-centred health and wellbeing programmes.

This action-focused guide is part of the NHS England-funded Realising the Value programme, which seeks to develop person- and community-centred ...

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