New Publication: Building a Value-Based Care Infrastructure in Europe: The Health Outcomes Observatory
Our new study introducing the Health Outcomes Observatory (H2O), a multi-jurisdictional ecosystem to incorporate patient-reported and other health outcomes into health care decision-making across Europe, is out!
Leaders at the European Union’s Innovative Medicines Initiative are developing a large-scale multi-stakeholder international ecosystem to incorporate patient-reported outcomes and measures to improve patient engagement and drive value.
Sustainable health care systems should be focused on outcomes instead of reimbursing for the services provided. Critical levers for accelerating this are patient engagement and a more comprehensive, standardized collection of patient outcomes. Also, more expertise is required on how these data can best be incorporated into the care process. The Innovative Medicines Initiative project, a public-private partnership in the European Union, has launched Health Outcomes Observatory (H2O), a multi-jurisdictional ecosystem to incorporate patient-reported and other health outcomes into health care decision-making across Europe. This initiative will initially focus on diabetes, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease, evaluating and selecting meaningful outcome standards in a way that ensures broad acceptability among all stakeholders. H2O will provide digital tools for patients and implement a state-of-the-art governance system that gives patients autonomy to control their data flows and allows for ethical data sharing, while enabling value-based care and driving better outcomes for patients.