Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today released the first chapter of the 2018 Future Health Index (FHI), a research-based platform designed to help determine the readiness of countries to address global health challenges and build efficient and effective health systems. The FHI focuses on the crucial role that technologies for connected care and digital tools can play in delivering more integrated and sustainable healthcare.
This year’s FHI analyzes the primary research and third party data from across 16 countries, representing about half of the world’s population. The 2018 FHI introduces the Value Measure, a new indicator of the value delivered by healthcare systems of developed and developing markets. Combining criteria associated with value-based healthcare and access to care, the Value Measure provides a benchmark against which a system’s progress towards efficient and effective healthcare can be evaluated. The report also includes the input from global healthcare experts and provides actionable insights for countries to improve the value that their health systems deliver.