Importance of medical and digital technologies for Value-Based Healthcare
At the COCIR Annual General Assembly in Brussels this year, we decided to hold an open session, focusing on Value-based Healthcare. This reflected last year’s decision to dedicate resources through a newly-created Focus Group at COCIR on this important topic. Our objective is to both gather evidence and further articulate the added value of COCIR’s industry sectors, such as medical imaging, radiotherapy and Digital Health.
We used the opportunity of this open session to invite leading Scientific Societies to contribute. These included ICHOM (International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement) as well as ESR and ESTRO, with whom we already enjoy well-established partnerships.
Dr Rishi Hazarika MBBS, BSc, MSc, Vice President, Global Implementation and Courses, explained the ‘ICHOM Standard Set for Breast Cancer and How to define and measure the patient outcomes’, while Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, current ESR 2nd Vice President and responsible for steering ESR efforts on value-based imaging described the ‘Value-based diagnostic imaging: the right exam’. In addition, ESTRO President, Prof. Yolande Lievens articulated critical elements of ‘Innovation in radiotherapy and how to prove its value for money’.
The session opened with an address on importance of value-based healthcare to our sectors and closed on the critical value of Digital Health.