H2O will strengthen the patient voice in health care with the aim of improving outcomes and fostering a value based approach in healthcare systems. This is the first-ever attempt at scale to collect and incorporate patient outcomes into health care decision making at an individual and population level.
To achieve this vision, we have formed a strategic alliance between the public and private sectors to bring to life H2O. We intend it to be a catalyst project that stimulates a greater interest in using health outcomes data, including patient-reported outcomes, encourages the adoption of the approach in other countries and other disease areas, and ultimately, improves care and, therefore, health.
The H2O project represents a collaborative initiative with patients, health care providers, researchers, life-sciences industry, health authorities and regulatory bodies all taking part. This project embodies an exciting innovative journey where information on patients’ views, experiences and self-reported outcomes are transformed through the Observatories into meaningful individual- and collective- knowledge thus fostering innovation in health care in Europe and beyond.