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.
A new definition of success
Doctors think about prostate cancer in terms of PSA levels. The average patient doesn’t. That’s why we need to change how we evaluate and talk to patients about their health. At ICHOM, we’re developing a new paradigm focused on health outcomes – the results that matter most to patients. The end result? A world where patients ask their doctors about meaningful outcomes, and doctors can respond with data-driven answers. To us, it’s more than improving the doctor-patient relationship. We’re creating a new definition of success that transforms health care in several important ways.
What is a health outcome?
Outcomes are the results people care about most when seeking treatment, including functional improvement and the ability to live normal, productive lives.