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-centered healthcare, enabled by smart technology
Leaders are prioritizing these areas to ensure they are ready to deliver quality healthcare in a post-pandemic world:
Foundational technologies, including telehealth, to speed up digital transformation
Transformational technologies like AI to improve operational efficiency and diagnostics
Sustainability and environmental sourcing for a future-proof healthcare system
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.