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Healthcare leaders look beyond the crisis


The Future Health Index 2021 India report explores how healthcare leaders are meeting today's demands and building a resilient future.

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Healthcare leaders in India identify three key trends that are shaping the future of healthcare

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Pandemic is driving the focus of Indian healthcare leaders towards a shift to virtual or remote care

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Percentage of healthcare leaders who say facilitating a shift to remote or virtual care is currently among their primary priorities.

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Healthcare leaders in India are currently investing in telehealth technologies at rates that exceed those in many other countries surveyed

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Percentage of healthcare leaders who say telehealth is one of the digital health technologies they are most heavily investing in now and in the future.

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Difficulties with data management and a lack of interoperability are more frequently cited as challenges by leaders for adoption of digital health technologies  

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While we can't be sure what the next few years hold, what shines forth from this report is that healthcare leaders are committed to building healthcare systems that are sustainable, adaptable and - above all - resilient.

Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer at Philips

A vision of sustainable and patient-centred healthcare, enabled by smart technology


From the Future Health Index 2021 report, several notable themes emerge as healthcare leaders consider what lies ahead:

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Increased anticipation of care delivery outside the hospital, driven by patient demand

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Prioritization of current investment in digital health technologies such as telehealth to promote greater access to care

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Working towards addressing interoperability and data management challenges to promote adoption of digital health technologies

Sustainability and social responsibility

Growing interest in sustainability and environmental sourcing

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The Future Health Index is commissioned by Philips.

The Future Health Index 2021 report examines the experiences of almost 3,000 healthcare leaders and their
expectations for the future. The research for the Future Health Index 2021 report was conducted in 14 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South
Africa and the United States). The study combines a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews conducted from December 2020 - March 2021.

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