This year as Philips we’re focused on exploring three main healthcare challenges, namely:
- Our aging population – while today approximately 962 million people are over the age of 60 in a global population of 7 billion, this number will reach 2.1 billion by 20501. How can we better manage our aging society, both individually and collectively, and move away from viewing aging solely as a time of inevitable decline to one that can be rich with new innovations and possibilities?
- Access to affordable care – how can we use innovation and technology to drive more inclusive healthcare for all, helping to improve access for everyone on our planet, wherever and whenever they need it – in humanitarian settings, emerging markets, and in deprived areas of mature markets?
- Transformation from volume-based to value-based care – how can we drive better outcomes at a lower cost while enhancing the patient and staff experience, delivering the right care in the right place, at the right time?
Through responsible leadership and listening today, particularly to the ideas and insights of our future generations, we can together make a healthier and more sustainable world tomorrow, and bring meaningful innovations to the table as part of our mission to improve 3 billion lives per year by 2025.
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