Integrated Health Services (ILV)


Course lecturer:

Mag. DDr.

 Dietmar Ranftler
Course numberM3.05190.30.090
Course codeInVerNet
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

Students know the theoretical fundamentals and definitions of networks. They are able to compare different well-established and effective examples of integrated health services networks and assess them regarding their extension and completeness.

Students are able to describe the development, relevance and use of integrated health services concepts and apply them in different contexts.
Students are able to describe the functioning of health services networks, explain the different management methods and assess them as to their appropriateness.

Module: Health Sciences (Balancing Students' Knowledge), Healthcare Provision 1

Integrated health services are a patient oriented, continuous and/or interdisciplinary care delivery system across sectors and follow a standardised treatment concept.
Analysis of healthcare networks
Basic theoretical knowledge and definitions of social networks, social and family networks, social support, formal and informal networks, layperson systems, legal framework, networking between health services across sectors, network of health services within a sector, analysis of organizations and networks
Presentation and analysis of different well-established and efficient examples of integrated health services networks
Concepts of integrated health services and treatment pathways
Creating and developing concepts of integrated health services as well as their relevance and impact on healthcare
Management in health services networks
Managing and controlling networks, rules of network systems, team oriented management style, staff motivation, defining and setting aims
Communication and negotiation skills, management techniques in networks

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Greitling M., Dudek M. (2009): Schnittstellenmanagement in der Integrierten Versorgung, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart
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