ACCESS Health launched its latest book Every Second Counts with an hour long session at the Jaipur Literature Festival, titled “Innovations in Healthcare”. The book describes the story of the largest emergency response providers in the world, the Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI). EMRI launched in 2005 in a single state in India, Andhra Pradesh. Today, it operates in seventeen Indian states and territories and serves a population of more than seven hundred million. Each day, the emergency system receives one hundred and fifty thousand calls and responds to almost twenty five thousand emergencies. The service is free to the user and costs EMRI less than $15 USD per emergency, less than one percent of what an emergency call costs in the United States.
Watch ACCESS Health Chair and President William A. Haseltine and ACCESS Health India Country Director Siddhartha Bhattacharya discuss the book and other innovations in health in the video below.