Value for Health CoLAB
Help people and organizations, worldwide, measuring value in health to empower them to take the right decisions.
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Value for Health CoLAB is accelerating the paradigm shift to Value-Based Healthcare.

VOH.CoLAB is a non-profit private organization whose mission is to measure value in Health. The founding partners have centralized competencies and resources to create our CoLAB to accelerate the fundamental restructuring of Healthcare delivery towards a paradigm shift to Value-Based Healthcare and Patient Empowerment.

In November 2018, we were awarded with the "Collaborative Laboratory" title by the
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
Our team gathers multidisciplinary skills from the areas of Data Science, Digital Health and Health Literacy to model valuable health pathways throughout the full cycle of care.

  • Outcomes Measurement

    We are using scientifically validated indicators to measure clinical, patient-reported, socioeconomic outcomes, and associated costs.

  • Citizens' Engagement

    Citizens know better their needs. We are working with citizens to shape priorities and bring new ideas into the development of new tools to manage their health.

  • Value Assessment

    We work with providers to accurately assess value and monitor progress. Citizens will better understand clinical decisions, engage in treatments, and make better choices.

Our Founding Partners

  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa was founded on the 11th of August 1973. Aiming at innovating in the Portuguese higher education and contributing for social and economic development, digital transformation and the challenges raised by huge amounts of data are under the scope of the NOVA. An evidence of this is VOH.CoLAB creation: a collaborative lab that gathers healthcare experts, social and computer scientists to study, test and validate disruptive healthcare solutions which contribute for better results in Health.

  • Cooperativa de União Fabril (CUF) is a reference company of high quality healthcare in Portugal that, with over 8.900 collaborators, aims at contributing for the development of the country. Across its integrated network of high performance Health Units, CUF is looking for technology partners and value measurement experts to help providing patient-centered healthcare and engaging patients into self-management of their health.

  • Vodafone Portugal is a global telecommunications operator. Leader in innovation, it reaches around 3 million households and businesses with its fiber network and 4.7 million customers with its mobile network. Vodafone aims at testing and validating new added-value connectivity products and services which help overcoming inequalities in access to Healthcare and improving citizens' quality of life.

  • The Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research (Fraunhofer Portugal), is a non-profit private organization founded by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe. Focused on the development of digital and innovative solutions, Fraunhofer Portugal beliefs that technology allows citizens to transparently measure value in Health.

Our Team

  • To help people and organizations measuring value in Health, empowering everyone to take the right decisions.

Our Mission

To help people and organizations measuring value in Health, empowering everyone to take the right decisions.


Our Values

  • Contribute to a value-based Health Global Network

  • Defend and respect the citizen's voice

  • Transfer knowledge

  • Promote Health Literacy

  • Work for the sustainability of the healthcare systems​

  • Innovate to add value in Health

  • Ensure data integrity, security and trust​

Our activities combine research and service delivery, due to our mission of transferring knowledge from academia to society. Transdisciplinarity and digital transformation are the disruptive forces that guide our CoLAB to achieve innovative and valuable results for the society and the Healthcare market.

How we work

  • Digitalize

    A huge endeavour from public and private organizations has been in digitizing the healthcare sector. Now, it is our goal to create effective mechanisms that allow us to extract the value that is important to improve health-related outcomes.

  • Characterize

    A person's health pathway must be characterized by all factors that trace one's health journey: health status, clinical data, socio-demographic characteristics, citizen's health perception and lifestyle. We are characterising these health pathways and embracing social dynamics as a driver to change health-related behaviors.

  • Measure Value

    An effective management of health and care must be based on the delivery of value defined by three components: a sustainable evaluation of health-related outcomes, the perceived quality of healthcare by both citizens and providers, and the costs associated to reach those outcomes. It is our mission to help people and organizations measuring and realizing the value of health and care.

Join us if you want to improve Healthcare!

We are a risk-taking and adventurous team, passioned by Healthcare. We are based in Lisbon, Portugal. If you are looking for a new challenge and are interested in the areas of health, medicine, economy, social and behavioral sciences, data science or engineering, feel free to apply for the open positions or send us your application.

At the moment we don't have any positions open, but if you're interested in working with us, please contact us. Don't forget to provide as much information as possible.

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