Research

Financial Models for Care Integration

Financial Models for Care Integration

Financial Models for Care Integration Healthcare systems across the world are facing an augmenting burden of chronic disease. The need for better integration of care systems and patient pathways has been increasingly recognised in the last decades. Existing care systems in Europe have proven difficult to navigate in particular for patients with complex health issues […]

Policy Lessons

Policy Lessons

Work Package 13: Policy lessons What is the purpose of the research? The overall objective of WP 13 is to define policy lessons that promote the development of excellent care to people with (multiple) chronic conditions. We aim at ‘better policies for better chronic care’. Conditions that have become public health priorities typically have one […]

Managerial Lessons

Managerial Lessons

Practical Managerial Lessons What is the purpose of your research? The first step in effectively addressing a phenomenon is to understand its complexity, a principle that is highly relevant to integrated care management. Integrated care can best be described as a coherent and coordinated set of services that are planned, managed and delivered to individual […]

International Lessons

International Lessons

Work Package 11 – INTERNATIONAL CHECK What is the purpose of the research? In the specialized literature, managers and policy-makers can find, on the one hand, several frameworks/models (Chronic Care Model, Rainbow Model, Bellagio Model, etc.) identifying the main critical factors of care integration and, on the other hand, several in depth case studies analyzing […]

Care Process Design

Care Process Design

CASE STUDY What is the purpose of the research? Integrated care services offer benefits for patients and for Europe’s health and social security systems, which are facing the challenges of an aging population and increased chronic conditions. However, analysing integrated care practices is not an easy task. Main reasons for such difficulties are the polymorphous […]

Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care

CASE STUDY What is the purpose of the research? The aim of our research was to gain insight in the process of implementation and execution of integrated care in a geriatric hospital. For this we analyzed a large geriatric hospital in Berlin, the Evangelical Geriatric Centre Berlin (EGZB). The EGZB was founded in 1999 and […]

IT Management

IT Management

CROSS-CUTTING THEMES Background The Karolinska Institutet MMC sweden lead this study, assisted by The Innovation Fundacio Privada Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica Barcelona. Interviews were carried out in the two Sweden case study sites to discover the information technology system used to support care coordination and integrated care.Digital health technology (DHT) is defined as a […]

Patient Involvement

Patient Involvement

CROSS-CUTTING THEMES What is the purpose of the research? Including patients in the diagnosis and therapy process is considered an essential part of modern health care. There is good evidence that high-quality chronic illness care is characterized by productive interactions between practice teams and patients and that the aforementioned interactions are more likely to be […]

Financial Flows

Financial Flows

CROSS-CUTTING THEMES What is the purpose of the research? Project INTEGRATE Work Package 8 studied the interrelationship between financial arrangements in healthcare and care integration.Its main objectives were to:• Explore how the financial organisation and payment mechanisms in healthcare can incentivise or hamper care efficiency and integration• Describe current trends in the introduction of financial […]

HRM & Workforce Changes

HRM & Workforce Changes

CROSS-CUTTING THEMES What is the purpose of the research? The demand for health care is on the rise due to factors such as the growing number of older (and often multimorbid) people, the growing prevalence of lifestyle factors conducive to chronic disease and the change in the definition of illness to include also those at […]