Integrated Care Simulation

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Integrated and coordinated health systems and funding approaches can deliver a seamless transition between sectors and providers of care. The way in which the system managers, providers of care and system users respond to a changing policy environment will all have an effect on the delivery of integrated care. Health systems in Australian currently do not often deliver care that is well integrated, and there are many reasons why. This problem is not new nor is it novel to the Australian context; governments and healthcare providers the world over are looking to solve this problem through changes in governance and structure, financing and payments, clinical governance and scope, models of care and mix of services to name some approaches. During the Integrated Care Simulation, the AHHA will test the impact of federal level policy changes on health services’ delivery of integrated care

Integrated care is care that crosses boundaries between primary, community, allied health and hospital care and extends beyond health into social care and support too.  Providing integrated care is a goal of health systems around the world and is a way of optimising the outcomes for patient, provider and system. 

According to the WHO, integrated service delivery is ‘the organisation and management of health services so that people get the care they need, when they need it, in ways that are user-friendly, achieve the desired results and provide value for money’.  Integrated and coordinated health systems and funding approaches can deliver a seamless transition between sectors and providers of care. 

The way in which the system managers, providers of care and system users respond to a changing policy environment will all have an effect on the delivery of integrated care.  Health systems in Australian currently do not often deliver care that is well integrated, and there are many reasons why.  This problem is not new nor is it novel to the Australian context; governments and healthcare providers the world over are looking to solve this problem through changes in governance and structure, financing and payments, clinical governance and scope, models of care and mix of services to name some approaches.

While this problem may not be unique, the Australian health system is, and it is within this context that the AHHA will run a simulation exercise to test the impact of federal level policy changes on health services’ delivery of integrated care.  

When
October 23rd, 2014 8:30 AM through  5:15 PM
Location
Old Parliament House
King George Terrace
Parkes, ACT 2600
Australia
Contact
Phone: 02 6162 0780
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