Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data


 Day one  Monday March 5th
Welcome and introductions,

Creating and using standards for clinical outcomes, Rosna Mortuza, Director of Implementation, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)

i~HD Data Quality Service for Hospital, Pascal Coorevits and Carlos Sáez on behalf of the i~HD Data Quality Task Force
Short presentations of hospital case studies about defining, collecting and improving outcomes, and use of routinely collected health data
Panel discussion with the hospital speakers, moderated by Dipak Kalra
  1. Relating the case studies to standardised, shareable outcomes
  2. The input of patients to define and prioritise outcomes
  3. The availability and quality of data to inform outcomes assessment and improvement

Then open discussion with the panelists

Patient reported outcomes, Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General of the European Patients’ Forum (EPF)
i~HD Data Quality Dimensions and Assessments, Pascal Coorevits and Carlos Sáez on behalf of the i~HD Data Quality Task Force

Three parallel breakout sessions looking at how to optimise the collection and use of high-quality routinely collected data

  1. To assess and improve clinical outcomes for direct patient benefit within the healthcare organisation (facilitated by Nicola Bedlington and Dipak Kalra)
  2. How to maximise the quality of data used for outcomes recording and reporting (facilitated by Geert Byttebier, Pascal Coorevits and Carlos Sáez);
  3. How to combine outcomes data across healthcare organisations to support planning, public health decision-making and health service strategy (facilitated by Rishi Hazarika, ICHOM).

Plenary feedback of parallel sessions

Wrap up to outline the strategy for i~HD to collect, publish and maintain an inventory of outcomes relevant data items, cross-referencing the corresponding ICHOM standards where they align, linked to data quality benchmarks.


Workshop dinner, Le Petit Cosy - all participants are warmly invited!



Day two  Tuesday March 6th
Welcome and introductions by Dipak Kalra, brief informal scene setting to day 2

“What makes a CFO say YES to a plea for a new IT System?” The do’s and don’ts of an IT Business Case, Neil O’Hare, Prof of Health Informatics, University College Dublin

Hospital organisational changes needed to improve clinical / patient outcomes,  Rishi Hazarika, ICHOM
Incentivising healthcare organisations to improve outcomes, Teus Linsen, account manager strategic partners at health insurer Menzis, NL
Value-based care and its promotion by the Pharma industry, Thomas Allvin, EFPIA
Reuse of EHRs: Opportunities and Challenges, Gurparkash Singh, Janssen Research and Development, US
Discussion, questions to all speakers
3 hospital vignettes (~10 minute presentations), focusing on how benefits have been realised from targeted interventions on outcomes, emphasising the role of outcomes standards and data.
  • An information-based best practice for mother and child care outcomes improvement. A successful bottom-up strategy, Ricardo García de León Chocano, Chief Information Officer, Yecla Hospital, Murcia, Spain
  • How benefits have been realized from targeted interventions on outcomes, emphasizing the role of outcomes standards and data. The case of Hospital 12 de Octubre Research Institute., Agustin Gomez de la Camara, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Spain
  • The Cataract pilot project at ELSAN, France, Gregory Katz, Director of research & innovation, ELSAN, Chaired Professor University Paris-Descartes Medical School
Panel discussion facilitated by Diane Whitehouse, EHTEL
GDPR and the new i~HD Task Force, Nathan Lea, Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Health Informatics, London, UK
Three breakout sessions covering three targets for business case development.
  1. EHR system procurement, facilitated by Neil O’Hare
  2. Data quality improvement, facilitated by Veli Stroetmann and Diane Whitehouse
  3. Promoting the adoption of value based care, facilitated by Thomas Allvin
Plenary feedback: collating the success factors and ROI evidence indicators
Wrap up to outline the strategy for i~HD to collect business case study templates and arguments, as reusable arguments to assist hospitals to create their own business cases in the future.