Evaluating integration: Unlocking the mysteries

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue: Jerry Morris Room, LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Professor Bert Vrijhoef

Whilst integrated care is a priority of health and care systems across the UK and indeed internationally, our understanding of how to best achieve integrated care in different contexts and for particular populations is far from perfect. One of the reasons behind this patchy evidence base is the complexity of researching such a wide variety of mechanisms and expected outcomes within different organisational and professional settings. In this research seminar international expert Professor Bert Vrijhoef will share his experience of undertaking such research – the methods that work and the pitfalls to avoid.

Chair: Professor Judith Smith, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Closing: Professor Nick Mays, Policy Innovation Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Speaker: Bert Vrijhoef is Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the National University of Singapore and the National University Health System in Singapore (Sept 2012–now). His work focuses on improving chronic illness care and consists of conceptual work and coordinated care system building. Bert performs hypothesis driven health services research and implementation science, using both quantitative and qualitative data as well as mixed methods. Currently, he supervises research projects commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Health, the European Commission, the Ministry of Education in Singapore, and the Tsao Foundation. He has authored over 200 international publications and supervised over 100 Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students. Bert is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Care Coordination (SAGE Publications).

Admission: Free entry. Please email Evelina Balandyte to register your interest.

Email: E.Balandyte@bham.ac.uk

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