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International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC)
2722 Publications
OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding)


  • Chronic Heart Failure Care Model for home Monitoring of Patients

    Chronic heart failure (CHF), often life-threatening, affects over 95,000 Australian and over 23 million people worldwide. Despite advances in modern medicine, patients with CHF are dismally impacted by poor five-year survival rates, poor health related quality of life, and high 30-day readmission rates.To improve the CHF management, an innovative telemonitoring enhanced home care model has been developed. In this enhanced model of care, patients are provided with a wireless (Bluetooth) weight...

    Effects of Continuity of Treatment for Rural Hypertension Population: Evidence from a Case Control Intervention Study

    Background: Continuity of Care (COC) is considered one of the most relevant indicators representing both output and input of the care continuum during organizational integration. Previous studies usually center on the personal continuity of care-giving, and the theoretical and practical evidence on Continuity of Treatment (COT) for chronic patients between primary- and professional-level are insufficient. In this study, we firstly defined the COT as the continuity of inter-professional collab...

    Participatory design methods in telemedicine

    Introduction:  Healthcare systems need a paradigm shift in the way health care services are provided in order to respond to the global trend with focus upon patient involvement within healthcare services in general. Thus, it becomes necessary to re-organise the way we offer healthcare services together with the patients. Participatory design is a research design and methodology that encourages the participation of users in the design process of technological solutions. Therefore, it has a pot...

    Transitional Care and Patient Experience Workshop

    Upon the Integrated Care Exchange program initiated between Oldham CCG and Catalan healthcare providers (Hospital Clinic, CHV, CAPSE and CASAP) and co-organised by AQuA and IFIC in 2014-2015, we do aim to continue the learning exchange around a central topic: Transitional Care.We propose a double session. The first one will address different interventions in Transitional Care to be compared following a similar presentation pattern that will allow to identify the lessons learns in three key as...

    Is there room for case managers in Portugal?

    Introduction: Recently, there were implemented several reforms in the Portuguese Health System, in the context of the 2011-2014 hospital reform. One of the main lines of action is the integration of care to optimize resources utilization while improving quality of care. A working group report found almost nonexistent evidence on integration of care in Portugal and recommended the development of case management concept. To pursue the integration of care policy, this recommendation was approved...
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