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Fortis Healthcare India selects VitalHealth QuestLink to implement ICHOM Standard Sets

Contract signed in India in presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

NEW DEHLI - On June 5, 2015, Fortis Healthcare and VitalHealth Software signed a contract in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte who was visiting India, to implement VitalHealth QuestLink for the collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) based on ICHOM Standard Sets. Fortis will utilize QuestLink to monitor clinical outcomes of patient treatments and will be the first organization in India to implement ICHOM Standard Sets.

Fortis Healthcare is the largest care provider organization in India with 54 hospitals, 10,000 beds, and 260 diagnostic centers. They will be the first provider in India to implement Standard Sets from the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). ICHOM is a non-profit organization founded by Harvard Business School (Michael E. Porter, PhD), the Karolinska Institute, and the Boston Consulting Group. ICHOM’s mission is to unlock the potential of value-based health care by defining global Standard Sets of outcome measures that really matter to patients for the most relevant medical conditions and by driving adoption and reporting of these measures worldwide. With the ICHOM certified QuestLink solution, VitalHealth supports worldwide standardized outcomes measurement based on these ICHOM Standard Sets.

“The goal of VitalHealth Software to have a positive influence on global health closely matches the leading vision of Fortis Healthcare. With its dedication to eHealth, VitalHealth is an ideal partner for further improving our leading position in Medical Excellence and enables Fortis Healthcare to achieve ICHOM certification,” says Dr. Bishnu Panigrahi, Group Head Medical Operations at Fortis Healthcare.

QuestLink will initially be implemented to monitor the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease in 13 hospitals, based on ICHOM’s Standard Set for Coronary Artery Disease. After a successful implementation for this patient population, the solution will gradually be rolled out to other care disciplines and hospitals at Fortis Healthcare.

Based on ICHOM’s Standard Sets, care providers will be able to use clinical- and patient-reported outcomes to evaluate the quality of care and make the necessary adjustments to individualized care processes. Apart from that, the standardized outcomes data can be used for global sharing of bench-marking information. Care providers worldwide can then learn from each other and improve care protocols.

“The implementation of Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement in clinical practice will lead to increased objectivity and transparency. This initiative complements our Lakshya goals, one of which is to drive Clinical Excellence,” says Dr. Bishnu Panigrahi.

“The use of ICHOM Standard Sets at Fortis Healthcare illustrates the worldwide move towards value-based healthcare, as promoted by ICHOM. VitalHealth is pleased to be able to work with a leading hospital network to help improve the quality of care by facilitating and optimizing the process of outcomes measurement. Our QuestLink product has been implemented in Europe, Asia and the US and we welcome Fortis Healthcare as one of our valued customers,” says Laurens van der Tang, CEO of VitalHealth Software.

QuestLink will be operational to support an initial patient population by August 2015. Fortis Healthcare and VitalHealth Software are looking forward to a successful relationship focused on high quality of care.

About Fortis Healthcare
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. The company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 patient beds, and 260 diagnostic centers. For more information go to fortishealthcare.com.

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