ICHOM, HCF Research Foundation Enter Long-Term Collaboration | ICHOM – International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

ICHOM, HCF Research Foundation Enter Long-Term Collaboration

ICHOM, HCF Research Foundation Enter Long-Term Collaboration

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The ICHOM team is thrilled to announce a new Strategic Alliance with the HCF Research Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Australia’s largest nonprofit health insurer. Says HCF Research Foundation Director Wayne Adams, “We recognize the critical need to shift the Australian health care system towards one based on outcomes, not simply outputs, and see our work with ICHOM as supporting that transformation.” With ICHOM, the HCF Research Foundation will focus on pregnancy and childbirth, for which a Standard Set is currently being developed, and oral health, key areas with a paucity of outcomes data. The first health fund-affiliated Strategic Partner, the HCF Research Foundation’s collaboration with ICHOM reflects a growing recognition that driving value in health care requires cross-stakeholder engagement. “The value agenda is not just about providers,” notes ICHOM cofounder Michael E. Porter, “health funds also have a critical role to play. HCF Research Foundation’s work with ICHOM represents both organizations’ long-term commitment to driving value, not just locally in Australia, but across health systems globally.”