Integrated Care Innovation Fund

Queensland Health’s $35 million Integrated Care Innovation Fund (ICIF) is a statewide initiative enabling Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Queensland to develop and progress new models of care and innovative approaches to integrated service delivery.

AusHSI is delivering health services evaluation and study design to assess the quality and effectiveness of initiatives funded by ICIF. As part of the project, AusHSI will also build skills with short courses in a number of key areas: cost effectiveness, statistical analysis and implementation science.

The ICIF represents a $35m investment from the Queensland Government – the largest single investment in integrated care initiatives in Queensland, and one of the largest of its kind in Australia.

AusHSI’s evaluation of the effectiveness of 20 ICIF-funded projects will help inform HHSs and PHNs across Queensland to deliver new evidence-based practices leading to better outcomes for patients. This significant program will span over two years, with an expected completion date of 2019.

AusHSI is proud to lend its know-how in health services innovation to evaluate and build skills to support the ICIF and its projects.

Click here to view videos of ICIF projects taken by CEDA at HSRAANZ17

Click here to view the press release.

Click here to view examples of ICIF case studies.

Click here to view the Queensland Health Integrating Care page.

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Torres Dentistry Torres Strait Island, Queensland, Australia

Implementing a telehealth approach for dental care in the Torres Strait and Cape to better serve remote populations

Torres Dentistry Torres Strait Island, Queensland, Australia

Implementing a telehealth approach for dental care in the Torres Strait and Cape to better serve remote populations

Start-a-Movement West Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Introducing community centred, activity based interventions to combat obesity and type-II diabetes across the Mackay region

Start-a-Movement West Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Introducing community centred, activity based interventions to combat obesity and type-II diabetes across the Mackay region

QCAT Herston, Queensland, Australia

Redesigning the guardianship process for vulnerable patients to ensure timelier discharge

QCAT Herston, Queensland, Australia

Redesigning the guardianship process for vulnerable patients to ensure timelier discharge

Out-of-Home Care South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Coordinate care for out-of-home care children between Queensland Health and the DCCDS

Out-of-Home Care South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Coordinate care for out-of-home care children between Queensland Health and the DCCDS

OPEN ARCH Cairns City, Queensland, Australia

Preventing avoidable admissions for high-risk,  community dwelling older persons through early intervention, hospital partnerships, and community support

OPEN ARCH Cairns City, Queensland, Australia

Preventing avoidable admissions for high-risk,  community dwelling older persons through early intervention, hospital partnerships, and community support

Older Persons Coordinated Care Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia

Streamlining access to multidisciplinary comprehensive geriatric assessment, management and care planning

Older Persons Coordinated Care Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia

Streamlining access to multidisciplinary comprehensive geriatric assessment, management and care planning

Lower Gulf Integrated Care Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Delivering culturally and clinically appropriate health services to improve patient outcomes

Lower Gulf Integrated Care Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Delivering culturally and clinically appropriate health services to improve patient outcomes

Lower Back Pain Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia

Creating a rapid triage team and ‘Back School’ to reduce waiting times and help provide timely relief for patients with chronic back and neck pain

Lower Back Pain Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia

Creating a rapid triage team and ‘Back School’ to reduce waiting times and help provide timely relief for patients with chronic back and neck pain

Integrating Mental Health Pathways Roma, Queensland, Australia

Building partnerships to improve mental health care coordination between GPs, Allied Health, and the Aboriginal community

Integrating Mental Health Pathways Roma, Queensland, Australia

Building partnerships to improve mental health care coordination between GPs, Allied Health, and the Aboriginal community

Integrated Respiratory Access Initiative Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia

Expanding services to enhance respiratory support services in the community and provide pathways for rapid hospital assessment

Integrated Respiratory Access Initiative Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia

Expanding services to enhance respiratory support services in the community and provide pathways for rapid hospital assessment

Hepatology Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Diagnosis and referral of hepatic disorders across the Sunshine Coast using mobile FibroScan technology

Hepatology Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Diagnosis and referral of hepatic disorders across the Sunshine Coast using mobile FibroScan technology

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Screening Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia

Identifying and managing clinically suitable patients requiring gastroenterology services in the community

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Screening Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia

Identifying and managing clinically suitable patients requiring gastroenterology services in the community

Floresco Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Providing integrated, localised mental health care for adults experiencing moderate or severe mental illness

Floresco Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Providing integrated, localised mental health care for adults experiencing moderate or severe mental illness

Diabetes Care Management Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

Innovating GP diabetic care, including home monitoring, ambulance referrals, and virtual coordination teams to improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary hospital visits

Diabetes Care Management Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

Innovating GP diabetic care, including home monitoring, ambulance referrals, and virtual coordination teams to improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary hospital visits

COPDX Caboolture, Queensland, Australia

Using COPDX assessment and education to reduce hospitalisations, improve quality of life, and supply pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients

COPDX Caboolture, Queensland, Australia

Using COPDX assessment and education to reduce hospitalisations, improve quality of life, and supply pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients

Connected Care Longreach, Queensland, Australia

Improving care coordination in rural central Queensland through community engagement and partnership

Connected Care Longreach, Queensland, Australia

Improving care coordination in rural central Queensland through community engagement and partnership

Collective Impact Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Addressing the social causes of mental illness by bringing together government, business, and citizens

Collective Impact Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Addressing the social causes of mental illness by bringing together government, business, and citizens

Children's Health Integrated Care Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Creating a central referral and assessment unit and training GP specialists in developmental disorders to reduce waiting lists for children in the Sunshine Coast

Children's Health Integrated Care Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Creating a central referral and assessment unit and training GP specialists in developmental disorders to reduce waiting lists for children in the Sunshine Coast

CAREPACT Expansion Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia

Raising health outcomes for at-risk older patients by improving quality and accessibility of acute care services in their home environment

CAREPACT Expansion Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia

Raising health outcomes for at-risk older patients by improving quality and accessibility of acute care services in their home environment

At-Risk Elderly Care Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Identifying and supporting the at-risk elderly to better meet medical and cognitive health needs

At-Risk Elderly Care Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Identifying and supporting the at-risk elderly to better meet medical and cognitive health needs

Allied Health Integration Banana Shire, Queensland, Australia

Integrating funding, planning, and telehealth for allied health accessibility in Central Queensland

Allied Health Integration Banana Shire, Queensland, Australia

Integrating funding, planning, and telehealth for allied health accessibility in Central Queensland

Ageing in Place Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Utilising telemedicine to reduce emergency department visits with early diagnosis and treatment for elderly patients

Ageing in Place Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Utilising telemedicine to reduce emergency department visits with early diagnosis and treatment for elderly patients

ADHD South Bank, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Project ECHO: improving mental health access for children with ADHD

ADHD South Bank, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Project ECHO: improving mental health access for children with ADHD