Fortis publishes ‘clinical outcomes’ for cardiology to encourage transparency

By Sukant Singh

New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): In a bid to encourage transparency in the healthcare sector, Fortis Healthcare has published clinical outcome data for major cardiology procedure, based on global norms specified by the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement(ICHOM).

The outcomes which was published in January this year encourages transparency and also ensures justification of service and performance.

While speaking to ANI, Dr. Bishnu Panigrahi, head of medical strategy and operations group at Fortis Healthcare, said the data would be revealed on the website every six months.

“The clinical outcomes not only encourages transparency in the healthcare sector but it also enhances clinical decision making,” Panigrahi said.

“Following the adoption of the ICHOM methodology, it takes nearly two to three years before stable data becomes available for analysis. Having had a head-start in this space, Fortis is now ready to ramp up and will soon be adding more hospitals and specialties that include the Fortis Memorial Research Institute and Fortis hospitals at Mohali, Mulund and Bangalore for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Later this year, Fortis would post outcomes for kidney transplant, as well,” he added.

Panigrahi also said that Fortis has been a part of the ICHOM Working Group that developed the standard sets for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Fortis has been working with ICHOM to track the patient’s health even after he or she recovers and leaves the hospital.

The CEO of Fortis Healthcare Limited, Bhavdeep Singh said his chain of super specialty hospitals are committed to the delivery of value based medicine in bringing about greater predictability in outcomes.

“Fortis has always pioneered initiatives that improve the quality of healthcare while making the system transparent and open. I believe this is a significant step in patient empowerment,” Singh said. (ANI)

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