OHE became a registered Charity in December 2016 (registration number 1170829).
OHE has over 50 years’ experience of conducting high quality research on the economics of innovation and the life sciences industry, the organisation and financing of health care, and the role for outcomes research and health technology assessment. We hope that our new charity status will enable us to work better with key stakeholders and widen our client base, particularly increasing our reach to the third sector and other charities.
To advance the education of the public in general/health care payers/policy makers (and particularly patients and healthcare professionals) on the subject of health economics and healthcare policy.
Activities in furtherance of this will include, in particular but not exclusively:
- promotion of evidence-based health care policy, by carrying out research on the economics of health, health care systems and the life sciences industry;
- promotion of effective and efficient use of health care resources, by advancing the use of economic approaches to support decision making; and
- the facilitation of decision making and awareness of health care policy issues, by encouraging debate and dissemination of relevant health economics research.
For the avoidance of doubt, the terms “health economics” shall mean the application of economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision making by people, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care.