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The global standard

The global standard – International collaboration is in our DNA

The importance of going global

Our team is redefining what success in health care looks like – by focusing on health outcomes. After all, that’s what matters most to patients. We’re 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. For example, back pain the United States is similar to back pain in India, but physicians in these two countries treat it very differently.

Here are a few reasons we believe in a global, standardized approach.

International collaboration

To encourage international collaboration

If we standardize health outcomes data globally, doctors from India, Germany, Brazil, the United States, and other nations can evaluate patients using a universal language: health outcomes. Despite cultural differences, they can learn from one another and apply new, creative solutions to treating patients.

Reduction of health care costs

To reduce health care costs

Health care leaders around the world are facing skyrocketing costs. More than ever, we need to know the cost of care and expected outcome of treatments.
It’s possible that physicians from other countries spend less on care, but see better results. If so, a Global Standardized Outcomes Set can help us discover new approaches that cost less and are more effective.

Accommodation of a globalized world

To accommodate a globalized world

Our world is smaller and smaller everyday. Health issues quickly travel from nation to nation. Obesity has plagued the United States for years. Now it’s in the Middle East too. It’s our hope that physicians internationally will connect through our data and encourage one another to pursue innovative treatment approaches.

View the ICHOM Standard Sets.