Philips launches India’s Future Health Index

September 12, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

The first edition of India’s Future Health Index (FHI), a research-based platform by   Royal Philips to help determine the readiness of countries to address global health challenges and build sustainable, fit-for-purpose national health systems has been launched.

Lack of access due to low skilled-physician density and a low number of hospital beds impede value the most, according to FHI. The study also found that despite a lower-than-average data analytics score, Indian healthcare professionals are open to the use of futuristic technology (AI, virtual reality) in healthcare, even more so than the general population.

FHI finds that healthcare professionals could become key promoters of connected care technologies as they consider themselves highly knowledgeable about connected care devices and believe in a future where everyone owns them to manage their health, potentially boosting data collection and analytics in India.