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Benchmarking Integrated Care for better Management of Chronic and Age-related Conditions in Europe

Objective

INTEGRATE aims at gaining valuable insights into integrated care, starting from the premise that it offers benefits for patients and for Europe’s health and social security systems, which are facing the challenges of an ageing population and increased chronic conditions. For these benefits to be realised, there is still much to be learnt in terms of process design, service delivery, skills mix, patients’ involvement, funding flows, regulatory conditions, and enabling information technologies to create connectivity, alignment and collaboration within and between the cure and care sectors.
INTEGRATE will look into best practices of integrated care that have a proven impact in terms of positive patient care experiences; care outcomes and cost-effectiveness. The key aim is to define what constitutes good quality integrated care provision. By studying real case studies considered to be examples of interesting integrated approaches to medical care and a defined set of horizontal issues across different European health systems, we will identify generic success factors of care integration, taking into account context dependency. The results will be contrasted with international evidence and feed into operational and policy recommendations.
INTEGRATE brings together a multi-disciplinary team with extensive knowledge of the challenges involved in promoting integrated care, drawing on financial, regulatory, human resources, technological, and managerial perspectives, covering very different European settings, including a new Member State, building on existing collaborative relationships. To ensure scientific coherence and maximise the chances of achieving effective policy change, INTEGRATE builds on the strong, existing network of IFIC (International Foundation of Integrated Care).
INTEGRATE will impact on European health policies by providing managerial and policy recommendations, based on evidence from successful integrated care experiences, with the aim to support health providers and Member States in better organising health care and systems.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 560 800
Administrative Contact
Sofia Anisimova (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 200
Address
Carrer Rossello 149
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pastora Martinez Samper (Ms.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 291 800
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diederik (D.G.L.) Meijering
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 400
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eveline Fräßdorf (Ms.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 282 000
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pia Hartzell (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 296 168
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gloria Azalde (Ms.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 221 600
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 194 960
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruth Kalda (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 219 140
Address
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola Colferai (Mrs.)
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR INTEGRATED CARE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 358 400
Address
The Base B Evert Van De Beekstraat 1
1118 CL Schiphol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Goodwin (Dr.)