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Apollo Hospitals Launches Digital Health Risk Assessment Tool ‘ProHealth Score’

Written by : Nikita Saha

April 5, 2024

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It is specifically designed to assist people in making informed decisions for themselves. Further, this free risk score evaluates factors such as family history, lifestyle, and current symptoms.

Apollo Hospitals has launched a digital health risk assessment called ‘ProHealth Score’ for assessing individual health and well-being as part of preventive healthcare initiatives.

According to the hospital, it is a first-of-its-kind tool in India that can help people to understand their health.

‘ProHealth Score’ is a digital tool that leverages AI algorithms to offer a personalized numeric score indicating the user’s overall health status basis on the users responses.

It is specifically designed to assist people in making informed decisions for themselves. Further, this free risk score evaluates factors such as family history, lifestyle, and current symptoms.

Additionally, it provides simple corrective measures to guide you toward better health. This initiative seeks to address the rising burden of lifestyle diseases and the need for preventive healthcare.

Understanding ProHealth Score’s Functionalities

Individuals can access the ProHealth Score online via the official Apollo ProHealth website. By responding to a series of questions related to their family history, lifestyle, and current symptoms, the tool gathers crucial information.

Based on these inputs, the ProHealth Score generates a personalized numeric indicator representing the individual’s overall health status.

The assessment encompasses various aspects of health such as heart, lung, and metabolic function. The questions also include factors including flexibility, sleep quality, mental well-being, and even gut genetics contribute to the holistic picture.

Thereafter the doctors review the results. They interpret the findings and provide personalized recommendations to guide individuals toward better health.

Health of the Nation, 2024’ Report Highlights

The hospital also released the fourth edition of the ‘Health of the Nation, 2024’ report. Per the report Indians are getting cancer at lower ages than Western countries.

According to Apollo findings, the average age of diagnosis of breast cancer in India is 52, while it is 63 in US and Europe. For lung cancer, the average age of diagnosis in Apollo is 59 years, whereas it averages to around 70 years in the west.

Moreover, the report highlighted that there is a significant growth in the spread of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory ailments, and cancer, which account for 63% of all deaths in the country.

By 2030, these diseases are projected to cost India 53.55 trillion in lost economic output. One in three Indians today are prediabetic, two in three pre-hypertensive, and one in 10 depressed, the report revealed.

According to the report, the prevalence of hypertension increased from 9% in 2016 to 13% in 2023.

The report also found 1 in 3 Indians today are prediabetic; 2 in 3 pre hypertensive: 1 in 10 depressed.

It further predicts a potential surge in healthcare burdens due to conditions such as pre-diabetes, prehypertension, and mental health disorders manifesting at increasingly younger ages.

‘’The need to educate the public and create individualised preventive healthcare solutions has never been greater. By prioritising investments in health infrastructure, promoting preventive healthcare measures, and addressing health inequities,’’ said Preetha Reddy, vice chairperson, Apollo Hospitals.

While Dr Madhu Sasidhar, president and CEO, Apollo Hospitals highlighted that 40% people, around 10% were repeat visitors.

The report is based on 1.3 million health checks done at Apollo Hospitals network, 56,000 followed over five years on AI based risk scores to predict cardiovascular events (AICVD) by Apollo Clinical Al Team.


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