ICHOM – International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement



The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is a non-profit organization founded by individuals from three esteemed institutions with the purpose to transform health care systems worldwide by measuring and reporting patient outcomes in a standardized way.


We believe outcomes are the ultimate measure of success in health care. When seeking treatment, patients want to know what their life will be like after treatment: will I return to work, will I be able to take care of myself, and will my symptoms improve? Helping patients answer these questions is why we formed ICHOM.


ICHOM organizes global teams of physician leaders, outcomes researchers and patient advocates to define Standard Sets of outcomes per medical condition, and then drives adoption to enable health care providers globally to compare, learn, and improve.

ICHOM was founded by

ICHOM is a nonprofit founded in 2012 by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School, Martin Ingvar of the Karolinska Institute and the Boston Consulting Group.

Working Group members have developed the ICHOM standard

Standard Sets are complete

Standard Sets are currently in progress
Read What Matters Most to learn more about outcomes measurement.