Models of Integrated Care
Globally health and social care systems are developing Models of Integrated Care as a means of achieving the quadruple aim: Better health outcomes, improved patient and provider experience, at a lower cost of care.
“Integrated Care is a concept bringing together inputs, delivery, management and organization of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation and health promotion. Integration is a means to improve services in relation to access, quality, user satisfaction and efficiency.”
World Health Organization
Integrated Comprehensive Care Program
In 2012, St. Joseph’s Health System pioneered an approach to Integrated Care for Surgical and Chronic Complex patient populations. Our model proved very successful and the Ministry of Health asked us to coach other organizations across the province. We called our model: Integrated Comprehensive Care (ICC).
ICC is an evidence-based Model of Care that supports patients with One Team, One Record, One Number to Call, 24/7. ICC is enabled by a co-designed integrated service delivery model and an integrated funding model, which we refer to as One Fund.
SJHS Centre for Integrated Care
The Centre for Integrated Care is an innovation Centre committed to evidence-based research, education and evaluation to support the advancement of Integrated Care across Canada.
A ‘practical hands-on’ resource for our System members and strategic partners to help drive the development, adoption and evaluation of Models of Integrated Care; with additional research, educational, advisory, quality improvement, performance management and partnership activity.