Introduction to Value-Based Health Care and ICHOM

This module will offer a firm foundation for understanding what Value-Based Health Care is, its potential within health care systems, and the role of ICHOM in its facilitation through the development of standardized sets of patient-centered outcome measures.

Case Studies

1. Stanford Health Care: A Seamless Outcomes Data Capture Solution
Stanford Health Care is a top-ranking specialist academic hospital that sits within the multi-center Stanford Medicine complex in northern California, USA. In September 2013, Stanford began to implement a seamless patient-reported outcomes data capture model at their Neurological Spine clinic. By leveraging their pre-existing electronic medical record system and re-organizing their workflow, they demonstrated vast improvements in routine patient-reported outcomes data capture. In this case study, we describe how this data capture model was developed – from alignment of clinical, quality and business agendas to iteration of the model and demonstration of improved data capture.

2. Building National Outcomes Registries in the Netherlands – The Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing (DICA)
The Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing, or DICA, is a payer-funded, not-for-profit organisation in the Netherlands that facilitates the development and maintenance of national outcomes registries around medical conditions. Since 2009 DICA has established over 19 registries using a model that benefits clinicians, payers and most importantly, patients. This case study describes how DICA was formed and its role in fostering value across the Dutch health care system, including the business case for payer investment in outcomes registries, benefits to stakeholders and positive early results in patient outcomes improvement and cost reduction.