27 Nov : Emergency Management and Research Institute today received the NASSCOM-CNBC TV 18 IT User Awards for using the technology for saving lives. The award was received by Mr Venkat Changavalli, CEO, EMRI, in Mumbai today.
As of today, with the help of technology, EMRI has been able to operate over 1,250 ambulances in 10 states with a minimum of 6 trips a day and have been able to cover 340 M population. This has also helped them in handling over 6,500 emergencies per day, which amounts to a 2.4 million annually.
The IT User Awards were instituted by NASSCOM in 2003, to recognize enterprises across verticals which have implemented projects demonstrating benefits of IT to the enterprise, thereby leading the wave of IT adoption in India.
Today, after half a decade of its existence, the IT User Award has emerged as one of the most coveted awards for user organizations in India. The award was designed as an integral part of NASSCOM’s Domestic IT Market Initiative and the objective was to provide a platform for organizations among short listed verticals that are using IT to deliver high business value to their customers.
The technology used by EMRI in carrying out the activity of saving lives includes, Computer Telephony Integration, Voice Loggers, GIS / Maps, GPS / AVLT (Automatic Vehicle Location Tracking) Mobile Communication, Application software for Sense, Reach and Care ePCR (Electronic Patient Case Record) Form.
This year NASSCOM has associated with CNBC TV 18 to present the fifth award series – “NASSCOM – CNBC TV 18 IT User Awards”. Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Hon. MoS for Power would be presiding over the awards as the chief guest. In 2008, the award continues its theme of ‘Enterprise Value’ and will honour award enterprises where technology implementation has brought value to the actual user in the enterprise. The award will showcase technology initiatives of the enterprises which have helped in creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling revenue growth or improving relationships with customers.