While most healthcare leaders in Asia Pacific recognize the value of health data better than their global counterparts, they still face significant challenges in using data effectively, according to Royal Philips’ 2022 Future Health Index Report.
Now in its seventh edition, the report collects data from 2,900 senior healthcare executives in 15 countries Replies, of which 900 were from the Asia Pacific region. It explores how healthcare leaders are leveraging data and digital technologies to address significant challenges posed by the pandemic.
Based on more than 8 out of 10 respondents in the report, especially from Singapore, Indonesia and Australia Interviewees said the data was worth their time and resources.
Confidence in data usage across the region, with most leaders claiming actionable extraction from available data insights, access data leveraging technology, and trust the high level of data accuracy in their facilities.
This year’s FHI report also found that 55% of respondents are already investing heavily in AI, especially In clinical decision support, outcome prediction and diagnosis are integrated.
For predictive analytics, more than a quarter (27%) say they have already adopted the technology , while nearly half (44%) are in the process of being implemented. Nearly nine in 10 respondents believe in the use of predictive analytics in clinical settings, acknowledging its positive impact on patient and staff experience and health outcomes.
But the report highlights that there is still a need to improve the use of data, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in Asia Pacific to support future healthcare system. About 30%-40% of Asia Pacific leaders say they are sharing data with third-party organizations; using data for predictive analytics; collecting and storing data; and using data to automate tasks.
Nearly 75% of respondents cited data silos as a major challenge in using data effectively. About the same number of respondents also said their employees found it difficult to use data because they were “overwhelmed” by the volume of data today.
In addition, 55% of respondents still do not know how to use data to make decisions. For example, only 7% of healthcare leaders surveyed said they have the expertise to make the most of data.
Meanwhile, more than a quarter of respondents (26%) seek to be socially responsible Healthcare providers, predictive analytics are seen as supporting their goals, especially in reducing health inequalities. The technology is also believed to support value-based care and reduce the cost of care.
In addition, the report noted that nearly a quarter of respondents would Nursing services extend beyond hospitals. With this in mind, about 45% of respondents said they are currently investing in telehealth, while nearly one-fifth are investing in remote patient monitoring solutions.
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Recently in Indonesia, the Digital Transformation Office of the Ministry of Health developed a health information courses to advance the use of data by regional health workers to enhance care. Setiaji, head of digital transformation, said they were being asked to upskill health workers, who were only “input officials” and not trained to use data. Meanwhile, the Indonesian government is currently testing the Indonesian Health Services digital platform to connect some 60,000 community health centers, pharmacies and laboratories across the country.
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“[T]The value of data and technology is as powerful as the human experience it enables, and our approach to digital transformation must be people-centric, ” said Caroline Clarke, CEO and Executive Vice President, ASEAN Pacific, Philips.
To that end, she said “there is an urgent need to overcome data silos and support employee training and education to ensure these ambitions are met. , including improving employee retention rates. and achieve the desired health outcomes in the region”.