The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement’s (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.
ICHOM was co-founded by the Harvard Business School, The Boston Consulting Group, and Karolinska Institutet. ICHOM’s approach is built on a solid framework developed at Harvard Business School by Professors Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth O. Teisberg. In 2006, Porter and Teisberg wrote the well-known book, Redefining Health Care, which outlines the argument for using health outcomes data to redefine the nature of competition in health care.
The ICHOM team is redefining what success in health care looks like—by focusing on health outcomes. After all, that’s what matters most to patients. The ICHOM team is also bringing together experts and patients from around the world to help us define these outcomes. Why? Because health problems are similar globally, but the way we handle them can be different. We have an opportunity to compare outcomes internationally and learn from physicians in other nations.