COBIC working with Imperial College Health Partners

COBIC working with Imperial College Health Partners

Imperial College Health Partners has launched an Outcomes-Based Healthcare Commissioning Programme in partnership with Optimedis AG, COBIC, the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), UCLPartners and the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups’ (CCGs) Change Academy.

Outcomes-based commissioning focuses on improving population health by incentivising sickness prevention and increasing the value of care delivery, rather than simply on the volume of services or demand management. To deliver such an approach, health systems need to be redesigned, building appropriate data systems to capture outcomes of relevance to patients, and offering the right incentives for providers to work towards a common goal – a system that promotes health, rather than responds solely to ill-health.

This partnership programme has been designed based on learning from OpiMedia, COBIC and IFIC. It also draws on work undertaken by Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, supported by UCLPartners, and builds on the work of Michael Porter and Thomas Lee. It seeks to guide participants to produce a proposal for their own outcomes-based project

COBIC – Capitated Outcome-Based Incentivised Commissioning – is a common sense approach to securing both value for money and better outcomes for patients. As a contracting approach, COBIC releases commissioning and providing organisations to get the best out of their responsibilities handed to them from the NHS reforms.