Research Network on Integrated Health Care in Western Norway Background: About The Research Network on Integrated Health Care in Western Norway was founded in 2009. Our focus is research on coordination and collaboration in health care. The aim of the network is to increase knowledge about coordination and integration of care. Through international collaboration with the European Pathway Assosiation and others, we share knowledge, experience, and research. Dr. med Eva Biringer is the leader of the network. The network is funded by the Regional- and Local Health Authorities (Helse Vest and Helse Fonna). Organisation and collaboration The network has five employees and 14 projects in the project portfolio. The network has a board with members from the region. In addition, the network has international collaboration with several larger research institutions. Activities The network organize workshops, seminars and courses with the aim of stimulating research and increasing knowledge on integrated health care and care pathways. Contact information Coordinator Kristin Ingvaldsen Folven: [email protected] Phone: +47 52732718 / +47 52732000 Leader Eva Biringer: [email protected] Visiting address: Sjøhuset, Møllerveien 22, N-5525 Haugesund Postal address: P.O.Box 2170, N-5504 Haugesund Employees Eva Biringer, dr.med, is the leader of the network. She is supervisor for PhD candidates and master students in the network. In addition, she is a postdoc researcher in the project “How and to what extent is the mental health chain of care useful for recovery? -clinical-, user-, and administrative perspectives on the organization of Norwegian public mental health care”. Kristin Ingvaldsen Folven is coordinator in the network. She is responsible for administration in the network in addition to workshops and courses hosted by the network. Prof. Kris Vanhaecht is connected to the network and contributes with supervision and training. Vanhaecht is employed at The Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium. Miriam Hartveit is PhD candidate with funding from the Regional Health Authority (Helse Vest) for the project “Interface between primary care and specialist mental health care - the referral letters”. Merete Røthing is PhD candidate funded by Helse Vest. She is working on the study: ”Living with Huntington’s disease: a study of families’ need for care, mastering strategies and experience with health care”. Board Aslak Aslaksen, dr.med., board member of the 'Programme for patient flow', head of the Dep. of Radiology at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, employed at the Dep. of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen Anders Bærheim, Prof., Dep. of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen Eva Biringer, Network leader, head of Norwegian national section of E-P-A. Kristin Ingvaldsen Folven, Coordinator Collaborating institutions Nordic School of Public Health (Hälsovårdhögskolan, NHV), Gøteborg, Sverige European Pathway Association (E-P-A) Projects in Helse Fonna Local Health Authority Project title Project leader Information/status Interface between primary care and specialist mental health care - the referral letters Miriam Hartveit Helse Fonna HF PhD-project Living with Huntington’s disease: a study of families’ need for care, mastering strategies and experience with health care How and to what extent is the mental health chain of care useful for recovery? -clinical-, user-, and administrative perspectives on the organization of Norwegian public mental health care Merete Røthing Helse Fonna PhD-project Eva Biringer Helse Fonna Postdoc project Validation of Norwegian versions of international instruments useful for the evaluation of coordination in health care Community outreach teams as a means of improving inter-sectorial collaboration around service users with substance abuse- and mental disorders Regional kartlegging av helsetjenester for personer med autisme Sverre Størkson Helse Fonna Research project Øivind Johnsen Helse Fonna Research project Oddbjørn Hove Helse Fonna HF Project by post doc researcher Health care workers’ experience of Astrid E. Solheim Masters project the organisation of care processes in a Norwegian Community Mental Health Care Centre Erfaringer i møte med personer med psykiske lidelser eller atferdsvansker som oppleves som ressurskrevende Health team for the elderly Projects in other institutions Project title Helse Fonna/ Høgskolen i Oslo Haldis Økland Lier Oddbjørn Hove Helse Fonna HF Arvid Rongve Helse Fonna HF Lars Kvinge, HSH, N. Carstens, apotekene i Helse Vest M.fl. Collaboration project by post doc researchers (initiated 2012). Planned application for funding Project leader Information/status Eldre pasienter, pårørende og sykepleieres erfaringer med overføring mellom ulike helsetjenestenivåer. En studie om samhandling Else-Cathrine Rustad University college StordHaugesund PhD project Work title: Kartlegging av tilsette si oppleving av koordinering i helsetenesta målt ved norsk versjon av ”Relational Coordination” Odd Naustdal, SOP, Masters project Haukeland University Hospital/ Master in Health management, quality improvement and health economics, Centre for Continuing Education (EVU, University of Bergen) Heidi Børresen Masters project Master in Health management, quality improvement and health economics, Centre for Continuing Education (EVU, University of Bergen) Astrid Fjell, University college PhD project Stord-Haugesund Work title: Kartlegging av tilsette si oppleving av koordinering i helsetenesta målt ved norsk versjon av ”Care Process Self-Evaluation Tool (CPSET)” Collaboration between two levels of health care in “Health team for the elderly”.