At Philips, three pillars of that innovative response scenario are:
- The need for a radical transformation of health systems (starting from primary care) to leapfrog from the current status into a future healthcare system, which addresses the demand for healthcare, and recognizes the economic value of equitable and affordable health for all. To implement this goal it is critical to put in place new business models based on shared values, develop new and sustainable financing mechanisms for healthcare and investing in local partnerships for local activation.
- Instrumental to that transformation are partnerships between industry, NGOs and, most importantly, with governments, that allow scaling and widening access to health innovation, especially in limited resource areas. This implies creating accessible, affordable and appropriate innovation that delivers impact at scale, leaving no one behind.
- Boosting digital, connected care as an opportunity to strengthen the role of primary care in ASEAN countries for the promotion of healthy habits, avoiding risk factors, and empowering individuals to take ownership of their own health. Digital health technologies and connected care will be a key enabler for achieving the necessary touch points and care coordination across the health continuum. We believe in their possibilities as tools for personalized health programs, public health management, adherence to therapies, prevention of rapidly rising non-communicable diseases, of monitoring respiratory diseases, among many other applications.