What You Should Know:
– Philips releases new Future Health Index report that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving changes in how younger doctors view their profession.
– The new research captures feedback from 500 doctors under the age of 40 in five countries: the United States of America, China, Singapore, France, and Germany.
Royal Philips, today announced the release of the Future Health Index Insights: COVID-19 and younger healthcare professionals report. The main Future Health Index 2020 report, launched in March, provides a broader analysis of the concerns of this generation of healthcare professionals regarding technology, culture, and education and training. The perspectives of younger healthcare professionals will be important as the global healthcare industry transforms and evolves.
The Future Health Index research shines a light on how these perceptions are shifting in the midst of the pandemic, revealing that many younger doctors are increasingly seeing the value of telehealth and digital health technologies in the fight against the pandemic. Younger doctors also felt they experienced greater collaboration with colleagues during this time, and saw themselves as more likely to stay in the profession during COVID-19 compared to previously.
The new research captures feedback from 500 doctors under the age of 40 in five countries: the United States of America, China, Singapore, France, and Germany. The research identifies five key trends which healthcare leaders should watch as they focus on reshaping how healthcare is organized and delivered:
1. Many younger doctors are more committed than ever to their careers
2. Collaboration is still a top priority. Looking ahead, many younger doctors want this stronger culture of collaboration to become a lasting legacy of the pandemic.
3. Telehealth is key in the eyes of younger doctors, in terms of which technology would have most improved their experience during the pandemic
4. Many younger doctors cite interoperability concerns around healthcare data
5. Many younger doctors hope that greater exposure to digital health technologies will continue after the pandemic subsides.
For more information, download the full report here.