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Off to China with Matt Hancock!

Our CEO Rupert is joining the Secretary of Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, with his HealthTech delegation to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions in China this week!

The World Economic Forum is an international organisation for public-private cooperation, engaging the leading political and business leaders.

Rupert is looking forward to joining Matt Hancock and the other leaders in the delegation, and seeing what the week has to hold!

Nasrin and Rupert speak at NHS Expo 2018

The NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo is a celebration of innovation and collaboration in the NHS and industry, made even more special this year with the commemoration of the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Featuring exhibitors and talks from all aspects and areas of health and care, including a talk from current Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, who highlighted the fortified health tech ecosystems we could create by including SMEs and health tech innovations in our care systems.

Day 1 of the expo saw our CTO Nasrin sitting in a techUK panel on how we can make the most of the data in the NHS, and spoke more in depth on data for outcomes based approaches and population health management, and HealthSpan!

On day 2, CEO Rupert shared his experiences of being a part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and sat on a panel with IBM on integrated care and population health management.

HealthSpan featured in The Times!

If you’ve been following us lately you’ll know that we recently launched our novel suite of outcome measures: HealthSpan!

We’re very excited about the potential HealthSpan holds to help keep people healthy longer and make health systems more sustainable. We believe HealthSpan is arguably one of the most important population outcomes that health and care systems should be measuring, so we’re delighted that its importance has been picked up by The Times. To read our full feature, see here.

“As we progress our plans to more integrated health and care services across England, I would encourage anyone involved in planning, paying for or delivering health services to start measuring healthspan,” said Jonty Heaversedge, medical director for primary care and digital transformation at NHS England(London).

In case you missed what HealthSpan is about, it is a novel suite of metrics that provide a unique way of measuring the health of a population that we’ve worked hard on refining. Discover more at humanhealthspan.com

HealthSpan: OBH’s latest development and ultimate outcome

On the day of the 70th birthday of the NHS, we were delighted to announce our latest and most exciting development (and the most important outcome) yet … HealthSpan!

HealthSpan is a suite of measures, focussing on the currently healthy population, that helps health and care systems measure how long they can support and help us stay healthy, for longer!

We know health systems largely focus on looking after people who are already experiencing ill health. But if health systems put a focus on increasing people’s HealthSpan, people will be spending more of their lives in good health. Not only does giving people more years of good health improve their quality of life, it will also save the NHS money at the same time.

Read more about HealthSpan and check out its brand new website here: www.humanhealthspan.com and follow us on twitter @humanhealthspan.

OBH on G-Cloud 10!

We are happy to announce that the Crown Commercial Service has awarded Outcomes Based Healthcare supplier status on the latest Digital Marketplace platform, G-Cloud 10!

The OBH Outcomes Platform is available as a Cloud Software Service and provides users with true health outcome measures at a population and cohort/condition level. The Outcomes Platform offers insights that can help drive clinical decisions, as well as support commissioning decisions for outcomes-based contracts.

In addition, OBH offers a range of support services via the Cloud Support Service framework – enabling clients to navigate the landscape of health and care outcomes and prepare them for seamless use of the OBH Outcomes Platform.

Population segment specific. Person-centred. Meaningful insights. Keeping people healthy longer. It’s all we do and love!
Find us on G-Cloud 10 for the OBH Outcomes Platform and Support Services.

OBH hat-trick in OHT 70healthtech!

Our awesome friends over at One HealthTech have been celebrating 70 years of the NHS by featuring one profile a day of 70 people spearheading innovation in the NHS leading up to the NHS birthday!

OBH’s very own co-founder/CTO Nasrin , senior analyst Ellie , and advisory board member Pam Garside , were all featured! With such great backgrounds and pioneering work, we can’t help but be inspired by them and motivated to improve healthcare.

To see other profiles featured in 70healthtech, see here.

Paying for what matters most: the future of outcomes-based payments in healthcare

CEO Rupert recently wrote an article featured in the Future Healthcare Journal, “Paying for what matters most: the future of outcomes-based payments in healthcare.” With debates on how to implement outcomes-based approaches increasing, Rupert addresses many of the surrounding questions, problems with the status quo, and how we can get outcomes-based payments off the ground.

It is already clear that outcomes tend to be more stable over time than quality process measures. Nobody with diabetes wants a stroke now, or in ten years time. But new population metrics are required for us to create healthy and financially sustainable health systems. As Rupert puts it, “Unless improvements in life expectancy are more than matched by improvements in people’s ‘healthspans’, then lifetime costs of care will only continue to escalate unsustainably. However, it is extremely hard to improve what is not measured. In this context, the need to develop and agree on a definitive, population-level measure of ‘healthspan’ has never been more pressing.”

Measures that reflect the proportion of a person’s life span which is spent predominantly healthy would make excellent markers of the success of primary prevention, and are essential to the achieving sustainability of health and care systems. Read more of what Rupert has to say on it here.

Juliana speaks at UK e-Health Week 2018

Presenting at this year’s UK e-Health week was our COO Juliana, speaking to the subject of “Owning it: by the people for the people, are value based care systems possible?”

Discussing crucial matters surrounding value based systems, Juliana highlighted how the current national frameworks were not designed for outcomes based commissioning, often using only single care setting datasets, with annual aggregate figures, that often have a long timelag to publication. To succeed in outcomes based models, we need to use local linked datasets across all care settings, and provide an independent view of that information to all providers. Outcomes based commissioning is possible, but only if a single definition of value is agreed upon.

Still skeptical about outcomes? Read our Outcomes Myths to debunk some other outcome misconceptions and understand our take on them.

OBH top 10 finalist for Pfizer Healthcare Hub!

We are delighted to have been chosen by Pfizer as a top 10 finalist in their second year of the ‘Healthcare Hub’. The Healthcare Hub is dedicated to supporting digital healthcare and achieving better health outcomes in the UK – just like us! We are very excited about this opportunity and what it could hold for the future of OBH, stay tuned!