IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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May 21, 2021 Europe

Integrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships that bring together providers and commissioners of NHS services across a geographical area with local authorities and other local partners to collectively plan health and care services to meet the needs of their population. The central aim of ICSs is to integrate care across different organisations and settings, joining up hospital and community-based services, physical and mental health, and health and social care. All parts of England are now covered by one of 42 ICSs.

 

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May 20, 2021 Eastern Mediterranean

Development of a model to deliver primary health care in Qatar

Healthcare providers around the world are seeking to manage the rising burden of chronic conditions against a backdrop of both growing and ageing populations as well as greater expectations of health services. This paper describes the development of an integrated primary care model ‘the family medicine model (FMM)’ to deliver primary healthcare in Qatar to better address some of the healthcare challenges faced. The proposed model is an innovative approach which utilises and integrates these components to deliver holistic primary care. It is anticipated that its introduction will help redesign and integrate the way primary healthcare is delivered to the ...

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May 13, 2021 Americas

Implementing patient-centred integrated care for multiple chronic conditions Evidence-informed framework

Fifteen years ago, the term multimorbidity rarely appeared in chronic disease health care policies. Today, research has revealed very high rates of multimorbidity, leading to it being labeled the number one challenge in developed countries. Paradoxically, chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM) programs of integrated care have popped up in all health care systems but they mainly follow a single-disease approach in their interventions. In this article, we define CDPM programs broadly as any interventions intended to improve care for patients with chronic diseases and risk factors; these are added to usual care and are typically delivered by a team.

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May 6, 2021 Europe

A journey towards integrated person-centred care: a case study of a mental health perspective in the voluntary sector

Person-centred care is a fundamental component of any service. This case study aims to explore the delivery of person-centred care in the voluntary sector, discussing how integrating support can be achieved to benefit individuals. It identifies challenges, best practice and learning that can be applied across sectors and promotes further enquiry.

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May 6, 2021 Europe

Games of uncertainty: the participation of older patients with multimorbidity in care planning meetings – a qualitative study

Active patients lie at the heart of integrated care. Although interventions to increase the participation of older patients in care planning are being implemented in several countries, there is a lack of knowledge about the interactions involved and how they are experienced by older patients with multimorbidity. We explore this issue in the context of care-planning meetings within Norwegian municipal health services.

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May 6, 2021 Americas

The Growth of Integrated Care Models in Urology

With heightened awareness of health care outcomes and efficiencies and reimbursement-based metrics, it is ever more important that urologists consider the effects of integrated care models on physicians/staff/clinics fulfillment and patient outcomes, and whether and how to optimally implement these models within their unique practice settings. Despite growing evidence that integrating care improves outcomes, uncertainty persists regarding which approach is most efficient and achievable in terms of specialty considerations and financial resources. In this article, we discuss strategies for integrating urologic care and its impact on current and future health care delivery.

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May 6, 2021 Western Pacific

World Health Organization Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and the Integrated Care of Older Patients with Frailty in Primary Care (ICOOP_Frail) Study in Korea

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently endorsed the proposal for a Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030). The WHO defines "healthy aging" as "the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age." Among the strategies for the Decade of Healthy Ageing, the WHO has suggested enhancing intrinsic capacity, promoting functional ability, and implementing the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) package. The WHO has defined steps for ICOPE evaluation and scale-up and is performing a prospective study in 2-3 countries (low and middle income, high income) to test its feasibility in 2021-2022 and a multinational ...

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April 29, 2021 Americas

Behavioral interventions in acute COVID-19 recovery: A new opportunity for integrated care

New York City was the epicenter of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Critically ill patients surviving prolonged ventilation, medical complications, and protracted delirium are profoundly debilitated. In response, our hospital temporarily created a novel, hybrid inpatient medicine-rehabilitation unit for COVID-19 survivors. Patients are medically monitored and work towards rehabilitation goals with daily physical and occupational therapy (PT/OT). To our knowledge, it is the only such unit in our region. Here, we describe how neuropsychology and consultation-liaison psychiatry have collaborated to implement interventions within this unit to facilitate patients' recovery.

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April 29, 2021 Europe

Quality of Care Transitions: Older Adults Experiences in An Integrated Care Trust

The transition of care from hospital to home is a high-risk time for older adults. The Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) programme aims to improve safety and quality of care transitions. We aimed to test the feasibility of using the Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M) to evaluate older adults’ experiences of the transition from hospital to home in an Inner London Integrated Care Trust and to identify factors impacting transition quality.

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April 29, 2021 Europe

Implementing Mobile Health?Enabled Integrated Care for Complex Chronic Patients: Intervention Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness Study

Integrated care can generate health and social care efficiencies through the defragmentation of care and adoption of patient-centered preventive models. eHealth can be a key enabling technology for integrated care.

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