Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 08, 2016
The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has launched the first-ever Global Health Outcomes Benchmarking (GLOBE) program, aiming to provide risk-adjusted, international benchmarks on health care outcomes by medical condition. The GLOBE program will create a central place where data, collected in accordance with the ICHOM Standard Sets, are securely compiled. It is the next step in ICHOM’s mission to advance value-based health care, and will begin in Q2 of 2016.
“We see tremendous opportunity to contribute to and learn from innovative institutions who are focused on improving more meaningful, patient-centered outcomes,” said Amy Compton-Phillips, COO at Providence Health and Services, an ICHOM Strategic Partner.
The GLOBE program will gather health care outcomes data from provider organizations around the world that are measuring according to ICHOM's Standard Sets.
"ICHOM was founded in 2012 with the ambition to focus providers on the condition-specific results of care that matter most to patients," said Caleb Stowell, Vice President of Research and Development. "The most important results, or outcomes, are determined by ICHOM Working Groups and codified in the Standard Sets, of which there are now thirteen."
“Every clinic and hospital that measures the Standard Sets has an opportunity to learn from its results and improve the care it's delivering,” said Andre Dias, Vice President of Implementation. "By bringing data from multiple sites together, we expand that opportunity tremendously."
In order to set up and launch this pilot, ICHOM has partnered with ICON, a global provider of outsourced development services to the biopharma and medical device industries. ICON will draw on its 25 years of technical and clinical expertise in patient reported outcomes, electronic data capture, data management and analytics to lead data management and reporting for the program.
“We are proud to bring our clinical and technical expertise in health outcomes and real-world data to help ICHOM to launch the first global health outcomes benchmarking program. Bringing consistency and transparency to the measurement and reporting of health outcomes has the potential to improve the patient experience and outcomes of care and reduce healthcare costs,” said Dr. Steve Cutler, Chief Operating Officer, ICON plc.
The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Karolinska Institute. ICHOM’s mission is to unlock the potential of value-based health care by defining global Standard Sets of outcome measures that really matter to patients for the most relevant medical conditions and by driving adoption and reporting of these measures worldwide.
For more information, please visit http://www.ichom.org.
ICON plc is a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specializes in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development – from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently operates from 90 locations in 37 countries and has approximately 11,900 employees.
Further information is available at http://www.iconplc.com
ICHOM Annual Conference
University College London
May 16-17, 2016
The focus of the 2016 conference will be impact and implementation: the “why” and “how” of outcomes measurement. Over the course of two days of plenary sessions, small-group discussions, and networking events, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from members of the ICHOM team, distinguished guest speakers, and from one another.
Featured speakers include:
Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Health – Belgium
Adalberto Campos Fernandes, Minister of Health – Portugal
Omar Ishrak, CEO – Medtronic
Michael E. Porter, The Bishop William Lawrence University Professor – Harvard University
To learn more and register: visit http://www.ichom.org/2016-ichom-conference/
ICHOM media contact:
International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement
14 Arrow St, Ste. 11
Cambridge, MA 02138
ICON media contact:
+44 (0) 207 067 0272