In collaboration with its media partner, The Journal of Patient Experience (JPX), ICHOM proudly presents the call for submissions for a Special Collection: Harnessing Patient Experience to Accelerate Value in Health Care.
The collection will feature the intersection between Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) and Patient Experience.
On collaboration with our media partner JPX, Jennifer Bright, ICHOM’s President said, “We’re pleased to partner with JPX – a premier journal emphasizing the importance of and the practical actions to make patient lived experience the engine of value. ICHOM’s historical partnership with patients and scientific experts makes us a natural collaborator for the journal and a resource for its audience. Within our community, there are myriad examples of providers, payers and others who are using patient-centered outcomes to improve health. We look forward to seeing their stories – and the outcomes they are achieving”
JPX Editor-in-Chief, Laura Cooley, PhD, recently attended the ICHOM Conference 2023 as a Speaker and captivated the audience with her passion for patients as she moderated the session: The Role of Patient Advocates Beyond Having a Seat at the Table. How to Make Patients the Driving Force for Healthcare Transformation?
On the power of the ICHOM Conference and its network, Laura said it “engages an international community in conversations to drive change that will improve care and reduce suffering.”
ICHOM encourages this international ICHOM community to submit their manuscripts on accelerating value in healthcare. Articles can be submitted from now until June 1 2024. Potential topics are listed as part of the scope to aid in inspiring a truly valuable collection of articles.
With patients and value in-mind, Laura describes “ ‘authentic’ value as the genuine measured improvements in health and experience outcomes that matter most to individuals receiving care, in relationship to the cost of achieving those improvements. JPX aims to advance authentic value by emphasizing the impact of experience and engagement as reciprocal influences driving health outcomes. When we emphasize efficacy and empathy, we can focus on what matters most in the health experiences of individuals and communities.“
With these final thoughts, please read-on to find submission details, plus the aims and scope of the collection. Good luck and we look forward to reading your submissions.
- Manuscript Deadline: June 1, 2024
- Please review the Manuscript Submission Guidelines before submitting your paper
- Click here to submit your paper.
- Submissions will be open from October 13, 2023, to June 1, 2024 and published on a rolling basis (accepted articles will be published immediately upon final approval and will not be held until the deadline for release).
- The journal requires the use of the AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition. JPX acknowledges the challenge of converting various languages to comply with English language writing standards. Contact the editorial team to discuss potential resources.
- Accepted submissions earn a 50% article processing charge discount (waiver requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).
Guest Editor Information:
Alice Andrews, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin.
Special Collection: Harnessing Patient Experience to Accelerate Value in Health Care.
Declining quality and life expectancies, along with rapidly aging population segments, have accelerated interest in Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC).
As a transformative patient-centered healthcare delivery model, VBHC is defined as: “the measured improvement in a person’s health outcomes for the cost of achieving that improvement”, rather than the volume of procedures or services.
Patient experience intersects with both outcomes and cost as an integral component to advance value in healthcare delivery.
While many relevant definitions endure, JPX describes that patient experience “encompasses the range of interactions that individuals and families have with the healthcare system, including their care from health plans, and from doctors, nurses, and staff in hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare facilities / providers. As an integral component of health care quality and equity, patient experience includes several aspects of health care delivery that consumers value highly when they seek and receive care, such as getting timely appointments, easy access to information, and good communication with health care providers.”
The terms experience and outcome are often loosely defined and used interchangeably, diluting the impact of each in improving health and health care.
Furthermore, value-based change efforts could do more to put equity at the fore to ensure that value gained is realized by all patients.
The Special Collection will feature the following critical impact areas aimed at disentangling these concepts and demonstrating how patient experience and outcomes together accelerate value.
- Metrics: Utilizing patient reported health outcomes measures (PROMs) and health patient reported experience measures (PREMs) to advance the value-based health care delivery model.
- Care delivery solutions: Designing care delivery solutions that are inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and focused on what matters most to individuals and families.
- Workforce: Supporting the health care workforce by returning health care to its purpose—better health for each and for all.
The collection will publish authors representing a range of backgrounds, locations, specialties, professions, and practice settings to represent diverse and global perspectives.
The collection will feature the latest research, trends, and perspectives relevant to bettering the well-being of all involved in the healthcare experience. Review the guidelines, article types, and aims and scope of the journal prior to submission.
de Silva U, Connell S, Tapela N, Bright J. Driving Value Through Standardized Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes. Journal of Patient Experience. 2023;10. doi:10.1177/23743735231202373 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23743735231202373
Teisberg E, Wallace S, O’Hara S. Defining and Implementing Value-Based Health Care: A Strategic Framework. Acad Med. 2020;95(5):682-685. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000003122 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7185050/
Note: JPX provides a slightly modified version of the definition of patient experience provided by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Citation: What is patient experience? [Internet]. Ahrq.gov. [cited 2022 May 28]. Available from: https://www.ahrq.gov/cahps/about-cahps/patient-experience
The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM),is a U.S. founded, globally focused non-profit that acts as a catalyst in defining standardized Sets of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures (“Sets”). Importantly, ICHOM Sets emphasize PROMs and other measures that are important to patients. ICHOM involves global experts and patient representatives collaborating through a structured and rigorous consensus process to determine which outcomes matter most to patients, and defines how and when to collect them in a standardized manner.
The Journal of Patient Experience (JPX) is a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal. JPX is indexed with PubMed Central (PMC), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), ProQuest, and Scopus. We hold an impact factor designated by Clarivate Analytics.
Examples of relevant topics for the special collection include (but are not limited to):
- Engaging with patients and patient communities in co-creating research that elucidates aspects of care, access experience, and the outcomes that matter most to patients.
- Listening, assessing, and responding to patients about what matters most to individuals and families, with an emphasis on qualitative methodologies to gain deep understanding of the interplay between patient experience and health outcomes.
- Identifying how marginalized and/or vulnerable populations experience of care affects their health outcomes.
- Implementing standardized patient experience and outcome measures into clinical practice in ways that minimize burden on the health care workforce and maximize patient health.
- Redesigning health care delivery to create solutions that foster relationship-centered care and improve outcomes for patients.
- Redesigning health care delivery to create solutions to address unmet needs of patients who are socially disadvantaged to enhance engagement in care and improve outcomes
- Examining demonstrated funding/payment models that support care delivery focused on achieving results/outcomes that matters most to patients.
- Evaluating the impact of high-value care on the health care workforce, with an emphasis on building and supporting a sustainable, collaborative environment and reducing moral injury and burnout.
JPX and ICHOM invite peers with interest and expertise in VBHC to submit their interest in serving on the volunteer review panel. Please email
to express your interest in serving as a volunteer reviewer.