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How iMedevac pays for itself

The medical & technical assistance market is a challenging environment. Delivering assistance services to customers is a time consuming task, but nonetheless a core business feature.

iMedevac includes a suite of applications designed to improve the efficiency of delivering assistance services to clients.

One of the major functionalities of iMedevac is it’s search engine.

Let’s see how powerful this is  in comparison with traditional tools used in the industry.

The power of the iMedevac search

iMedevac allows the user to search and book flights, ambulances and taxis in one step. Search results return not only the different steps of the evacuation but also the total price. This is a major differentiator to traditional systems that don’t allow the immediate calculation of the cost of ground transports

Let’s take for example a commercial flight transport with a patient who needs an ambulance to go the airport, a wheelchair, no medical escort and no O2. This accounts for more than 70% of medical transports here in Europe.

Results returned would be :

  • Total time of the mission from pickup to dropoff
  • Local time of pickup and dropoff
  • Available flights
  • Distances driven

Now if this were to be done manually, here is a breakdown of the timing :

  • Search for ambulances : 2 minutes
  • Calculate the cost of ambulance using distances with gmap and preset database: 8 minutes
  • Use an online tool to find flights : 1 minutes
  • Calculate everything : 2 minutes

Doing this you can have one or two result returned

Manually it takes 13 minutes to get one or two results

Now check out this movie 

With iMedevac, 12 results are returned in 50-75 seconds!

So by using iMedevac you save 12 minutes per case in time organising the mission (and this doesn’t take into account the added magic of integrated booking and web service syncing)

In the end its all about the minutes

So what impact does this have on a business? 

In our USE-CASE, iMedevac can be used for any transport that doesn’t need special services aside from a wheelchair. This means that iMedevac can be used in a medical and  non medical setting for simple transports to and from point A and point B.

If we take the hypothesis that a small insurance business has 1000 cases per year that could be organized by iMedevac we could potentially save

1000 missions x 12 minutes = 12.000 minutes year

iMedevac saves a whopping 200 hours a year

As you can see, iMedevac, through powerful searching increases efficiency and improves performance. After that its up to you and your company to see how you will use those saved minutes!

But that’s not all, there are many more time saving functionalities and features that you can check out on our product website at www.imedevac.com