India-Based AMBER Health App is ‘Like Uber But with Ambulances’

Winning Move in the Windy City Chicago's MedEx Rolls Out First Google Glass Equipped Ambulances in U.S.It’s quite a description. But it makes sense. And because it certainly resonates, a lot of people are talking about the new health app that is “like Uber but with ambulances.”

The app in question “could help solve the problems of India’s emergency medical response system by offering users an Uber-like service for ambulances,” says Research and Markets.

Low public funding and heavy traffic on badly organized roads has resulted in a slow and at times unresponsive system, but the AMBER Health app plans to counter these issues through use of a service aggregation system.

The global personal emergency response system is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% by 2020, according to a report available from Research and Markets, but this growth could be greater if AMBER Health is successful in its aims.

The healthcare sector in India is under constant pressure to accommodate the country’s large population, a statement shared with MHW reads. To alleviate this pressure, the AMBER Health app aggregates ambulance supply from government and private hospitals, plus the emergency rooms of said hospitals. Patients are able to request medical response services in an organized manner, while hospitals can dispatch an ambulance and track the progress of incoming patients. In addition, the app offers users a variety of features including appointment scheduling and a healthcare management system. Users can also contact pharmacies through the app.

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