Philips’ 2019 Future Health Index India report released

Digital health technology is a pivotal pillar in delivering value-based care across the healthcare continuum in India

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Philips Healthcare has released the findings of Philips’ 2019 Future Health Index India report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients’ along with the infographic for your reference.  Rohit Sathe, President – Philips Healthcare, Indian Subcontinent commented on the launch of the report as: "Philips’ Future Health Index 2019 report confirms that digital health technology is a pivotal pillar in delivering value-based care across the healthcare continuum in India. Tools including telehealth and adaptive intelligence (AI) solutions can help lower the barriers between hospitals and patients, thereby improving access to care and enhancing overall patient satisfaction, particularity in tier II & III cities in India.  We hope that the insights from this report will assist key stakeholders in designing and implementing robust and sustainable health systems in the country.”

Key findings of the report
For some of the key technologies examined, India is on par with the 15-country average – particularly digital health record (DHR) adoption and use of AI technologies

•          80% of healthcare professionals in India have shared patient information with other professionals inside their health facility, which is equal to the number of healthcare professionals who share patient information electronically across the 15-country average

•          76% of Indian healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals in the 15-country average are using digital health records (DHRs) in their hospital/ practice

•          46% in India use AI technologies within their healthcare practice and even more would be comfortable, regardless of whether they are currently using it, for:
o     staffing and patient scheduling, 76% vs. 64% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average
o     patient monitoring, 74% vs. 63% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average
o     recommending treatment plans, 63% vs. 47% of healthcare professionals in thcountry average
o     diagnosis, 67% vs. 47% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average

•          Individuals in India are likely not worried that AI will substitute the human aspects of their healthcare experience, as only one in five (19%) associate AI with less human interaction compared to one-in-three (31%) individuals living within the 15-country average.

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