What is the evidence on the economic impacts of integrated care? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (EOHSP) – 6 June 2014

Posted on June 10, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , , , |

What is the evidence on the economic impacts of integrated care? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (EOHSP) – 6 June 2014

News release: What is the evidence on the economic impacts of integrated care?

“This new policy summary reviews the existing evidence on the economic impact of integrated care approaches. Whereas it is generally accepted that integrated care models have a positive effect on the quality of care, health outcomes and patient satisfaction, it is less clear how cost effective they are. As the evidence-base in this field is rather weak, the authors suggest that we may have to revisit our understanding of the concept and our expectations in terms of its assessment.

Integrated care should rather be seen as a complex strategy to innovate and implement long-lasting change in the way services in the health and social-care sectors are delivered.

This policy summary (number 11) is based on a report for the European Commission to inform the discussions of the EU’s Reflection process on modern, responsive and sustainable health systems on the objective of integrated care models and better hospital management. Both authors are affiliated to RAND Europe.”

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Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment Tool – Institute for Healthcare Improvement – 2014

Posted on May 30, 2014. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , , , |

Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment Tool – Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI – 2014

“The purpose of the Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment (BHICA) is to assist behavioral health organizations in evaluating their ability to implement integrated care. The BHICA enables behavioral health organizations to evaluate their processes related to three approaches to integrated care: coordinate care, co-locate care, or build primary care capacity in-house. It also allows organizations to assess their existing operational and cultural infrastructure to support greater integration. The BHICA was developed by IHI and the Lewin Group under a contract from the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.”

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From vision to action. Making patient-centred care a reality – Richmond Group of Charities [UK] – 2012

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Patient Participation | Tags: , , , |

From vision to action. Making patient-centred care a reality – Richmond Group of Charities [UK] – 2012

Extract from the foreword:

“When our ten leading health and social care charities published our joint view on how high-quality, patient-centred, cost-effective care could be delivered, we were surprised how aligned our thinking was. We agreed five themes on which the post-reform NHS should be based
and within which productivity gains are possible:
• co-ordinated care
• patients engaged in decisions about their care
• supported self-management
• prevention, early diagnosis and intervention
• emotional, psychological and practical support.

Our shared vision has yet to be delivered. The Health Select Committee recently warned the government that if standards of quality and access are to be maintained, system redesign is needed, rather than salami-slicing existing services or incremental improvement (House of Commons Health Committee 2012). We agree.

As leading charities that both advocate for and support the care of people with health and social care needs, we renew our commitment to working with colleagues locally and nationally, in policy and in service delivery, to build a sustainable model for the NHS and its partners.”

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How to deliver high-quality, patient-centred, cost-effective care. Consensus solutions from the voluntary sector – Richmond Group of Charities [UK] – 2010

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Patient Participation | Tags: , , , |

How to deliver high-quality, patient-centred, cost-effective care. Consensus solutions from the voluntary sector – Richmond Group of Charities [UK] – 2010

Extract from the introduction:

“This publication is the collective effort of ten of the leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector. Each organisation submitted evidence to The King’s Fund, which independently analysed and assessed each submission and worked with the organisations to establish a common position. Together we have identified the five key themes that the health and social care system must embrace to be sustainable and to ensure quality. The themes are:
•co-ordinated care
•patients engaged in decisions about their care
•supported self-management
•prevention, early diagnosis and intervention
•emotional, psychological and practical support”

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