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.
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).