Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released the ‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’. The index measured the readiness of 11 health systems in the Asia-Pacific region in adopting personalised healthcare.

Key Points

  • Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index is a newly launched index that is used to measure the progress of a health system towards personalised healthcare.
  • The index evaluated 11 health systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The 11 health systems evaluated were across- India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and New Zealand.
  • The index measured performance across 27 indicators of personalised health across 4 categories known as ‘Vital Signs’.
  • The four vital signs include Health Information, Policy Context, Health Services, and Personalised Technologies.
  • As per the findings of the report, Singapore was the best performer among the 11 health systems.
  • Taiwan, Japan, and Australia have been ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th on the index respectively.
  • India has been ranked 10th out of 11 health systems.
  • Indonesia has been ranked last at 11th rank.

India’s rank on four vital categories is – health information indicator (10th); health services (11th); Personalised Technologies indicator (9th) and Policy Context indicator (5th).