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Managing Excellent Integration of Care

Project INTEGRATE was established to develop managerial recommendations and a managerial toolkit to allow health care leaders to realise the full potential of the integration of care. Evidence has shown that integration will lead to better outcomes in terms of population health, efficient use of resources and patient experience (Triple Aim) . In a review of the literature, managerial frameworks were contrasted with the compelling results of Project INTEGRATE. The insights and learnings were presented at the Final Project INTEGRATE Conference, held in the context of the International Foundation for Integrated Care Conference, on 24 May in Barcelona.

Can Project Integrate’s Evidence-Based Framework Support the Implementation of Integrated Care?

Developing a framework to guide managers on the key factors for success in integrated care initiatives

One of the key outcomes of Project INTEGRATE will be to provide managers and policy-makers with guidance on how to implement and sustain integrated care initiatives in practice. This is an important aspiration of the research since lessons from experience highlight significant difficulties across Europe in moving from the pilot phases of integrated care projects that are often limited to specific geographical localities or which fail to progress effectively as the key components in building integrated care systems are overlooked.

Lots of learning on Integrated care in Norrtälje, Sweden

Developing a framework to guide managers on the key factors for success in integrated care initiatives

One of the key outcomes of Project INTEGRATE will be to provide managers and policy-makers with guidance on how to implement and sustain integrated care initiatives in practice. This is an important aspiration of the research since lessons from experience highlight significant difficulties across Europe in moving from the pilot phases of integrated care projects that are often limited to specific geographical localities or which fail to progress effectively as the key components in building integrated care systems are overlooked.

Developing a framework to guide managers on the key factors for success

Developing a framework to guide managers on the key factors for success in integrated care initiatives

One of the key outcomes of Project INTEGRATE will be to provide managers and policy-makers with guidance on how to implement and sustain integrated care initiatives in practice. This is an important aspiration of the research since lessons from experience highlight significant difficulties across Europe in moving from the pilot phases of integrated care projects that are often limited to specific geographical localities or which fail to progress effectively as the key components in building integrated care systems are overlooked.

A collaboration within a collaboration

The kick-off of Project INTEGRATE in September 2012 heralded the start of a collaboration between 10 institutions from eight different European countries to investigate integrated care programs for chronic and age-related conditions in Europe. By now, approximately three years later, the first two phases of the project have been completed. At the moment, the phase […]

Financial flows and integrated care

Money matters. The way we pay for health care will affect both the types of services delivered, the way they are delivered and who gets access to them, Financial instruments, when appropriately designed, will help us reach our policy goals. However, financial instruments may also, when inappropriately designed, provide barriers to the same goals. The […]

Project INTEGRATE phase 2 update

Integrated care is regarded as the best response to new challenges in health care delivery, which has risen due to aging population, increased prevalence of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity for the gain in quality of care and efficiency. There are a number of health care settings which provide integrated care across Europe; however there are […]

Addressing Horizontal Cross-cutting Themes: Moving to the next Phase

14th ICIC 2014 “Taking Integrated Care Forward: People, Policy and Practice” held in Brussels in April 2014, was a great opportunity for Project INTEGRATE [1] to present and share, with international experts on integrate care, case study findings on four integrated care experiences in different systems and organisations: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Hospital […]

Taking integrated care forward in Europe: a need for a strategic direction?

Over the past two decades an important demographic and epidemiological transition has taken place in Europe which has seen age-related and long-term chronic illness replace communicable disease as the biggest challenge that health systems must now address. This presents a significant problem since it comes at a time when health and welfare budgets are under […]