Coronary Artery Disease Value Community: site recruitment is now open! | ICHOM – International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Coronary Artery Disease Value Community: site recruitment is now open!

Coronary Artery Disease Value Community: site recruitment is now open!

The ICHOM team is pleased to announce that the site recruitment for the Coronary Artery Disease Value Community is now open.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. The World Health Organisation estimates that in 2015 17.7 million deaths could be attributed to cardiovascular diseases, of which 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease.

The lack of transparent and standardised data to enable comparisons around costs, outcomes and patient experience is a key barrier to improvement and innovation in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) care delivery.

ICHOM offers a prospective 18 months’ project to encourage and enable a provider community made up of 15 hospitals from around the world to measure value.

The study aims to measure outcomes and costs in a standardised way in order to enable the community to understand variations in value delivery. The data collected will be used as the foundation for learning and quality improvement opportunities around both outcomes and costs.


Study Objectives 

1. Measure outcomes consistently and in a standardised form via the ICHOM CAD Standard Set

2. Measure the costs of outcomes delivery via Time Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC)

3. Develop a data analytics algorithm to perform risk adjustment to compare key indicators in order to enable community members to benchmark their performance with one another

4. Provide individual – and confidential – reporting to participating organizations

5. Support the community in utilising cost and outcomes data to improve the efficiency and efficacy of their services

6. Disseminate to the wider ecosystem incl. industry and governments learnings from the programme



  • Hospitals (public or private) with a cardiology clinic
  • Minimum of 200 patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and/or coronary artery bypass Surgery (CABG) for data collection over a 3 months’ period
  • Commitment to dedicate the necessary resources available according to the study timeline described below. As a guideline, we recommend a minimum of: o 0.2 FTE project manager
    • 0.1 FTE clinical lead
    • 0.1 FTE IT lead
    • 0.1 FTE finance lead
  • Strong clinical engagement regarding outcomes measurement
  • Prior experience of outcomes measurement recommended but not mandatory
  • Entry fee of USD 15,000 to be secured by 31st March 2018


February 2018 

  • Information sessions will be held by web-conference on the following dates:
    • 12th February – 4 pm GMT
    • 14th February – 10.30 am GMT
    • 20th February – 9.30 am GMT
    • 21st February – 4pm
  • Application forms to completed and returned by 2nd March 2018

March – April 2018 

  • Contracts and payments finalised by end of March
  • Kick-off meeting will take place in April (place to be confirmed)

April – July 2018 

  • Implementation of outcomes and cost measurement will be initiated in April 2018

August – February 2019 

  • Data collection
  • Benchmarking phase and learning collaborations

March – June 2019 

  • Cost and outcomes data shared with community
  • Summation event

How to apply 

  • Register to an information session via the following link. You will receive a calendar invitation with dial-in details
  • Return the application form completed by 2nd March 2018


Please contact Lea Marais (Project Leader) at if you require further information.