Johannesburg, South Africa – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the publication of the South African results of its Future Health Index (FHI) 2019 report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients’1.
The report reflects independent research commissioned by Philips, of what is required to accelerate the shift from volume-based to value-based care in the global drive for sustainable healthcare systems, with South Africa being a key country focus and one of the 15 countries surveyed.
Now in its fourth year, the report focuses on the role digital health technology plays in improving both the individual citizen and the healthcare professional experience – two elements of the Quadruple Aim in healthcare. The other two elements are better health outcomes and lower cost of care.
This year’s report also identified three key themes: engaged and digitally enhanced healthcare professionals, empowered patients with more control through access to data, and learning from forerunners like China, Saudi Arabia, India and Russia.