Integrated Health and Social Care in Finland

Flipped Care - Integrated Social and Health Care

June 10-11 2015, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland 

The juxtaposition of continuing public service financial austerity and increasing demand, commonly known as megatrends, has generated a growing consensus … about the nature of reform; a shift towards a whole systems integrated model of care linking primary and acute care and elements of social care. Furthermore evidence suggests that devolution towards regional level service delivery and change management will provide the necessary balance between local responsiveness and economies of scale in redesigning healthcare. This model of reform implies significant changes in the way health systems work with consequent redistribution of resources, including the workforce, across the sectors involved in order to respond to the needs of new integrated models of care.

The conference aims to bring together planners, managers and health practitioners and professionals who are in the front line of change and have a track records and experience of changing healthcare. The topics will include discussion about:

  • EU wide perspectives on trends and the need for change
  • The nature of reform and why it is necessary
  • How different countries are implementing integrated care strategies
  • Future planning; balancing resource and demand to achieve a sustainable health system
  • The impact of new models of care on hospital and health facility design
  • Futurescoping; a look forward to 2030


For fees and more information please visit:  Download the programme here.



Forthcoming EcoQUIP events

The EcoQUIP partners - including EuHPN - are planning a number of events over the coming months.  Find out more by following the links below.

The first EcoQUIP Webinar - IMI Pod: Collaboration and Replication - will take place 7th April at 12.30 (GMT).  The webinar focuses on the IMI Pod: patient centred ward environment incorporating ultra-efficient biodynamic lighting as an innovative solution.  More information and sign up details here.

Join the Leadership Programme for Efficiency, Quality and Sustainability in Healthcare through Innovation Procurement.  All the details can be found here.



Future Hospitals Journal

Recently launched by the UK's Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Future Hospitals Journal builds on the work of the Future Hospital Commission, which was established in 2012 to address concerns about standards of care in hospitals and to develop a comprehensive model of care for the future.  The final report of the Commission, Future hospital: caring for medical patients, was published in September 2013.

Following the report, the RCP embarked on publishing a new journal, to provide "a sustainable longā€term forum for debate and innovation around the delivery of secondary healthcare, with a focus on improving patient care and management through process and system change."  You can find out more about the journal's aims and scope, and how to contribute, here.

For EuHPN members, and everyone interested in healthcare infrastructure development, this journal should provide a valuable forum for discussion and expert exchange of views with clinicians, managers and policy makers.  The most recent edition focuses on the heatlhcare built environment, with contributions from Blair Sadler, Robin Guenther, Spencer de Grey and Andy Black, among many other well-known scholars and commentators.  You should be able to access the February 2015 edition here.