Value and Quality in Healthcare

Guided by principles of value and quality in healthcare

ICST deliver VBHC policy to the real world, using quality improvement

Delivering quality improvement solutions that fully align to the principles of value based healthcare ensures outcomes that have impact where it matters.

The products we have developed deliver value based healthcare policy to the real world, using quality improvement, implementation science methodology and digital technology.

ICST have a range of solutions that promote a fully joined up approach between commissioners, healthcare professionals and patients. Ensuring everyone has access to the best value information, regardless of their condition, postcode and social group- reducing the inequity of care.


Value-based healthcare is the equitable, sustainable and transparent use of the available resources to achieve better outcomes and experiences for every person.


Delivering value for healthcare professionals

Supporting healthcare professionals to feel informed, involved and engaged with healthcare improvement through accessible innovations that empowers rather than burdens.

Providing access to a range of powerful tools (Guidelines, QI projects, education and assessments) which equips them to provide standardised care and improve health outcomes easily within practice.

Healthcare professional engagement with the system provides data and insight to inform policy decisions and future strategies. Ensuring that policy is being implemented throughout the whole system, from policy makers to patients.

Delivering value for patients

Helping create expert patients, raising their health literacy and improving self-management.
Promoting healthy behaviours resulting in the prevention of condition deterioration.
Ensuring patients make informed decisions on their treatment together with their healthcare professional.
The table below, adapted from ‘Value-based healthcare: is it the way forward?’ *, outlines the value based healthcare factors we promote in our products and implementation strategy…
Raise health literacy
Support healthy behaviours towards prevention and optimisation of quality of life
Support shared understanding of medicine towards the best choices
Supported self-management
Financing for value, optimum allocation and prioritisation of resources, and incentivising best practices
Decrease unwarranted variation of low-value care
Optimum positioning of drugs and devices
New models of care, digital health and releasing capacity in the system
Focus on meeting true unmet need and reducing inequities
Tailoring treatment to the individual’s goals and context including preferred place of care

* Value-based healthcare: is it the way forward? Future Healthcare Journal, Nov 2022, 9 (3) 211-215; DOI: 10.7861/fhj.2022-0099