Phase 2: Cross-Cutting Themes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]