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Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released the ‘Asia-Pacific Personalized Health Index’.
India has been ranked 10th out of 11 Asia Pacific countries in the index.
Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index
- The index measures the progress of Asia Pacific countries in adopting personalised healthcare. It includes enabling the right care to be tailored for the right person at the right time.
- Countries covered: The index ranks 11 countries of Asia Pacific namely Australia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and New Zealand.
- Indicators: It measures performance against 27 different indicators of personalised health across four categories called ‘Vital Signs’. These include:
- Health Information Indicator: It takes into account data, infrastructure, and technical expertise driving personalized healthcare.
- Health Services Indicators: It takes into account planning, organization, and delivery of services with respect to personalized healthcare.
- Personalized Technologies indicator: It takes into account the devices, applications, platforms, and reimbursement structures that will drive personalized healthcare based on the needs of stakeholders.
- Policy Context indicator: It takes into account the polities, frameworks, partnerships, people, and drivers that will facilitate personalized healthcare.
Other Takeaways from the index:
- Topped by: Singapore has topped the index followed by Taiwan (2nd), Japan (3rd), and Australia (4th).
- Bottom in the index: Indonesia was ranked 11th in the index.
Source: Indian Express