STREAM 1: Delivering on the promise of integrated care
Welcome from the Chair
Creating regional healthcare organisations: The evidence for effective delivery
Regional health organisations have been implemented in health systems throughout the world as a means of ensuring that health services meet local needs. Jean presents the HRB’s research into the impact of introducing a regionalised healthcare system. Regionalisation is a complex process, for which outcomes are neither straightforward nor predictable, but dependent on a country’s socioeconomic, institutional, and cultural context. The report identifies the key barriers to be overcome and the facilitators that will lead to effective implementation.
Research Officer, Health Research Board and co-author of “Regional Health Organisations, an evidence review”
Sláintecare: Delivering the promise of person-centred care in Ireland
Dr. Niamh Lennox-Chhugani
CEO, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Q&A with speakers
What will Ireland’s regional healthcare organisations (RHOs) look like?
- How will the new RHOs be different to the old Health Boards?
- How and when will patients benefit from better integrated care?
Dr Brendan O’ Shea, MD FRCGP
GP and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Trinity College Dublin