26 August 2019 | News
The study reveals that India is a forerunner in the adoption of digital health technology with 76% of healthcare professionals in the country already using digital health records (DHRs) in their practice
Philips, a global leader in health technology has unveiled the India findings of its 15-country Future Health Index (FHI) 2019 report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients’.
The study reveals that India is a forerunner in the adoption of digital health technology with 76% of healthcare professionals in the country already using digital health records (DHRs) in their practice. Interestingly, India meets the 15-country average when it comes to the usage of AI within healthcare at 46%.
Commenting on the launch, Rohit Sathe, President – Philips Healthcare, Indian Subcontinent said, "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 INDIA FUTURE HEALTH INDEX 2019
More healthcare professionals are using digital health technology in India
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
staffing and patient scheduling, 76% vs. 64% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average
patient monitoring, 74% vs. 63% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average
recommending treatment plans, 63% vs. 47% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average
diagnosis, 67% vs. 47% of healthcare professionals in the 15-country average
When Indian healthcare professionals are supported by digital technology, their experience improves
Encouraging broader use of telehealth is needed in India to revolutionize healthcare
The report reflects independent research, commissioned by Philips in 15 countries, in which India was included. It is based on the assessment of care delivery against the Quadruple Aim (better patient outcomes, improved patient experience, improved staff satisfaction, and a lower cost of care) with a focus to build sustainable healthcare systems.