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The IBenC consortium is glad to announce the release of the fourth issue of its newsletter!

The newsletters aim to inform you about IBenC and to keep you posted on news and developments within the project, as the upcoming IBenC’s national stakeholders online workshops, the IBenC Final conference, studies and deliverables.

In this issue:

  • IBenC Final Conference agenda highlights and registration;
  • Media and presentations from the IBenC Final Conference;
  • IBenC milestones, publications and material.

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Hosted by the European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing as Partner Event, the IBenC Final Conference took on 8 December 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

During the Conference, the IBenC consortium partners presented their contributions to the project’s study, illustrating and discussing findings and results with the event’s diverse audience, constituted by researchers, policy makers, care providers, health associations and consultants. The presentations took us through the different steps building up to a method to identify best practices for care dependent elderly in terms of quality of care, cost of care and staff experiences.

Some highlights from the agenda:
  • IBenC study framework and how did the IBenC research project build on InterRAI knowledge;
  • Border spanning characterisation of community care models;
  • How to approach best practices and benchmarking in community care quality, care staff work experience, patient psychosocial needs, and cost of care;
  • How quality, costs and staff experiences are integrated in the IBenC method;
  • Exploring the feasibility of an online tool to benchmark the cost-effectiveness of health care organisations.
Download now the full version of the Final Conference report by clicking here.

The IBenC consortium presented the project results during its Final Conference in Brussels on the 8th of December 2016. The Final Conference, organized by EHMA, allowed the project partners to illustrate and discuss the project findings with a diverse audience, constituted by researchers, policy makers, care providers, health associations and consultants.

See the presentations of the IBenC Final Conference below for more information on the project results and findings.

For social media interactions, tweets and photos, check out the Storify and the Flickr album of the IBenC Final Conference.

A detailed Final Conference Report will be released soon.

 

The IBenC Consortium is glad to announce that the Agenda of its Final Conference is now available for all registered delegates. In addition, a detailed Info Package can be downloaded for guidance on the meeting proceedings.
 
Please click here for the Conference Agenda.
 
Please click here for the Info Package in preparation of the Event.
 
Theevent will take place on Thursday 8th December 2016 at the Thon Hotel EU. During the final conference results of this project will be launched, presenting the cost and quality analyses carried out by the IBenC consortium partners and the novel benchmarking method consequently developed. In short, the aims of the meeting are:
  • To promote the findings of the project around the cost-effectiveness of community care delivery systems in Europe;
  • To discuss how the IBenC method can help improving community care in Europe.
The event is free of charge, but registration is accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are interested in participating, please register early.
 
UPDATE: Registration is now closed as we have reached our full capacity for the conference.

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The IBenC consortium is glad to announce the release of the third issue of its newsletter!

The newsletters aim to inform you about IBenC and to keep you posted on news and developments within the project, as the upcoming IBenC’s national stakeholders online workshops, the IBenC Final conference, studies and deliverables.

In this issue:

  • IBenC Final Conference agenda highlights and registration;
  • National Stakeholder Workshops Webinar outcomes and recorded material;

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The IBenC Consortium is glad to announce that its Final Conference will be featured within the context of the European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing, as Partner Event

The Summit, organized by the European Commission and held in Brussels between 6-8 December 2016, will build on the achievements on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy ageing (EIP AHA), past and current research & innovation in Horizon 2020, the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme with Member States and the EIT-KIC on healthy living and active ageing.

The IBenC Final conference will take place on the 8th of December at the Thon Hotel EU. During the final conference results of this project will be launched, presenting the cost and quality analyses carried out by the IBenC consortium partners and the novel benchmarking method consequently developed. In short, the aims of the meeting are:

  • To promote the findings of the project around the cost-effectiveness of community care delivery systems in Europe;
  • To discuss how the IBenC method can help improving community care in Europe.
The event is free of charge, but registration is accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are interested in participating, please register early.
 
Please click here for the Conference Agenda.
 
Please click here for the Info Package in preparation of the Event.
 
UPDATE: Registration is now closed as we have reached our full capacity for the Conference.

 

Over the past two weeks EHMA has hosted online workshops in which three IBenC project partners shared their insights in the IBenC research tools for national audiences.

In these webinars the project partners opened up discussion on community care in Europe including structure, care processes, cost containment issues and performance of professional health care organisations. Each webinar was held in the language of the country involved to ensure that specific in-country dialogue and nuance can be discussed and understood by all participants.

The webinars have been recorded and can be freely accessed by interested parties clicking on the links below.

 

“Benchmarking quality, safety and cost of healthcare organisations”

The Netherlands (Language: Dutch)
Presenters: H. van Hout and H. van der Roest, VUmc Amsterdam
Link to the video: Part 1Part 2Part 3

“Organisational home care models in the European home care setting. Differences regarding work environment, elements and outcomes of the care”

Belgium (Language: Flemish)
Presenters: A. Declercq and L. Van Eenoo, KU Leuven LUCAS
Link to the video: Part 1Part 2

“How to measure health care quality and performance to achieve better practices”

Italy (Language: Italian
Presenters: A. Carfì, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Link to the video: Part 1Part 2

 

 

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The IBenC consortium is glad to announce the release of the second issue of its newsletter!

The newsletters aim to inform you about IBenC and to keep you posted on news and developments within the project, as the upcoming IBenC’s national stakeholders online workshops, the IBenC Final conference, studies and deliverables.

In this issue:

  • IBenC Final Conference announcement;
  • National Stakeholder Workshops Webinar details and registration;
  • IBenC milestones and publications overview.

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The IBenC consortium is excited to introduce the first issue of the project’s newsletter!

The newsletters aim to inform you about IBenC and to keep you posted on news and developments within the project, as the upcoming IBenC’s national stakeholders online workshops, the IBenC Final conference, studies and deliverables.

Subscribe now and share the newsletter with your network using the following link: http://bit.ly/IBenCNL1

The IBenC consortium has presented the first project results during two symposia on international conferences this Spring. During the World interRAI Conference from April 11-14 in Toronto Canada the symposium ‘Benchmarking Costs and Outcomes of Community Care in Europe’ took place, followed by the symposium ‘Cost and quality of home care for older people in Europe’ at the 23rd Nordic Conference of Gerontology in Tampere, Finland (June 19-22).

During these symposia consortium members presented preliminary project results on a variety of topics. Besides the overall project design, basic information on dependency and care use of the study sample, and the validity of the interRAI Home care instrument for cost of care assessments also clinical and social topics were addressed. Like the importance of comprehensive geriatric assessments for adequate medication prescription, factors that are associated with ADL improvement in home care clients and the prevalence loneliness among European home care clients and associated factors. Also the first results on job satisfaction of home care professionals were presented.

See the power point presentations of the 23rd Nordic Conference of Gerontology below, for more information on the project results.

  1. Introduction and basic results
  2. Functional improvement
  3. Job satisfaction
  4. Validity cost of care assessments
  5. Loneliness
  6. Right medication