Chennai, India – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in healthcare technology today launched its first edition of India’s Future Health Index (FHI), a research-based platform that helps to determine the readiness of countries to address global health challenges and build sustainable, fit for purpose, national health systems. The focus of this data is on the crucial role of technologies, access to healthcare services and efficiency of the healthcare system.
o India’s below average access score is driven by a lack of skilled healthcare professionals per 10,000 populations – 29 vs. 109 average, the lowest score across all countries 16 countries surveyed
o Two-thirds (36%) of healthcare professionals believe AI health tracker wearables/apps on smartphones would have the greatest impact on improving healthcare today if it were available. Among the general population, one-in-five (18%) agree.
o Seven-in-ten (73%) healthcare professionals are knowledgeable about connected care technologies, with one-in-seven (17%) saying they are extremely knowledgeable
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology, deep clinical, and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter