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This section features items which have recently appeared in the Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (OISSS) monitoring bulletin.

Ireland - Report Shows Digital Technology Could Play Important Role In Mental Healthcare In Ireland 

06/01/2018

A report by Ireland’s national coalition on mental health has found that digital technology can play an important role. The report provides an overview of eMental Health applications designed for people with common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, as well as applications for people with severe persistent conditions....
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Canada - Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging releases first report on health and aging in Canada 

06/01/2018

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has released preliminary analysis of data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85. It shows that women are most likely to experience social isolation, but that 95% of older Canadians rate their mental health as very good. Over 44% of respondents provide some level of care to others....
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Canada - B.C. government’s primary health-care strategy focuses on faster, team-based care 

06/01/2018

British Columbia’s government is launching a strategy to improve access to primary health care. New primary care networks will be established over the next two years, along with urban primary care centres and community health centres. Funding will be provided for general practitioners moving into the new team-based care model....
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Europe - Varieties of Health Care Devolution: “Systems or Federacies”? 

05/18/2018

Some European countries have devolved healthcare services to subnational units. This paper examines broad trends in two types of devolution: a federacy model, where only a few territories obtain healthcare responsibilities (seen in the UK), and a systems model, where the whole health system is devolved to subnational units (such as in Spain). Findings suggest that the systems model gives rise to significant policy interdependence....
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UK - Improving staff retention. A collection of practical resources to help NHS organisations to improve staff retention 

05/18/2018

Set up by the National Health Service (NHS), this website gathers a large collection of resources to help NHS organizations improve staff retention. It includes staff retention guides, government policy documents and case studies of NHS organization. It also features advice from NHS human resources directors, medical and nursing directors, and NHS providers to help promote best practices and optimum learning....
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Europe - Culture and reform of mental health care in central and eastern Europe 

05/18/2018

This report builds on a workshop held in the Czech Republic by the WHO in October 2017. It aims to improve understanding of cultural aspects that impact and drive mental healthcare reform in central and Eastern Europe. The report outlines the key points and recommendations made by participants in relation to this objective....
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USA - Leaning in to Succeed in Public Hospitals 

05/18/2018

Lean has been written about extensively as a philosophy and management system embedded in a culture of continuous improvement. This article looks at lessons learned from Lean’s application within two California public hospitals in the San Francisco area. It stresses that Lean methodologies are most successful when staff at all levels commit to them, and that Lean processes can take years to fully implement....
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International - Organizational contextual features that influence the implementation of evidence-based practices across healthcare settings: a systematic integrative review 

05/18/2018

Conducted by Canadian researchers, this systematic review of 36 studies identifies commonly reported organizational context features that influence the implementation of evidence-based practices across healthcare settings, and describes how these features affect implementation. The review finds that six main features influence outcomes: organizational culture, leadership, communication, resources, evaluation and monitoring. Organizational culture was the feature most commonly reported to affect implementation....
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UK - The effects of integrated care: a systematic review of UK and international evidence 

05/18/2018

This review of 167 prior studies examined the effects of health services integration on delivery outcomes. There was evidence of improved quality of care, patient satisfaction, and access to care. Overall, the literature was limited when it came to consideration of the effects on service users....
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Belgium – Health Prospect ING 2018. Efficient management of hospital stays 

05/18/2018

Health Prospect ING 2018. La gestion efficiente des séjours hospitaliers The efficient management of hospital stays has become an increasingly important issue in recent years and is a central consideration in the current hospital reform. In Belgium, the outpatient shift and innovations such as integrated networks to prevent the hospitalization of chronic care patients in acute beds have not yet reached the level seen in neighbouring countries. This ING publication provides an analysis of the experiences in comparable health systems that have implemented processes to reduce the demand for acute care beds....
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