Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index

Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index was recently released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The index measures the readiness in adopting the personalised healthcare of 11 health systems in the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index

  • This is a newly launched index. It measures the progress of a health system towards personalised healthcare.
  • It evaluated the 11 health systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The health systems that were evaluated includes: India, China, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and New Zealand.
  • It measured the performance across 27 indicators of the personalised health across 4 categories that are called as the ‘Vital Signs’.
  • The four vital signs include Policy Context, Health Information, Personalised Technologies and Health Services.

Key Findings of the report

  • Report highlights that Singapore was the best performer among all the 11 health systems.
  • Taiwan bagged the second position while Japan, and Australia stands at the third and the fourth position of the index respectively.
  • India was ranked at 10th position out of 11 health systems.
  • Indonesia was ranked last at 11th

India’s rank

Though, India was ranked at 10th position overall. But in the four vital categories India’s rank is- 10th in the health information indicator, 11th in the health services, 9th in the Personalised Technologies indicator while 5th in the Policy Context indicator.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

It is the research and analysis division of Economist Group. It provides the forecasting and advisory services by doing research and analysis. It provides- five-year country economic forecasts, monthly country reports, country risk service reports and industry reports. It has several offices across the world including two offices in China and one in Hong Kong.

Asia-Pacific

It is the part of the world in the Western Pacific Ocean. This part varies in area on the basis of context, but it generally includes the Oceania, East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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