Summit date: March 21, 2017

Emergency Medical Services in India: First Practice-based Summit

Enhancing Practice through Technology and Research: Joint venture of UIUC and ISB


The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Indian School of Business announce the first practice-based EMS summit in India, under the auspices of the US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)’s 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. The summit will be held on 21st March 2017, at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India.

The summit will focus on emergency and ambulance services, and the medical and logistical supply chain associated with these services. We seek to address challenges unique to India, related to the EMS systems set up during the past decade – extremely low resources, high road congestion, slow adoption, lack of centralization and competition between multiple EMSs – which necessitate new systemic and policy innovations.

Summit participants

The summit creates a common ground for all key stakeholders who seek to build these systems, such as:

  • Public and private ambulance companies who operate or provide EMS services,
  • Hospitals that operate emergency rooms
  • Policy makers and public representatives
  • Entrepreneurs

to discuss key solution strategies towards operating the system with high service levels. Panel sessions by the involved stakeholders will identify issues and solutions within each link of the system as well as at the interfaces between these different players. Participation is by invitation only, to attend please contact us here.

Objectives and outcomes

This summit is part of a multi-year series of brainstorming workshops to launch a research-and-technology-based approach to emergency service operations. The 1-day summit is a ground-breaking workshop that brings all the serious stakeholders – practitioners, policy makers, technology-entrepreneurs and data-driven system analysts – to interact across barriers, and devise practical solutions to solve emergency-service-related problems. As an outcome, we aim to form a group of experts that will continue to engage over time and make definitive contributions in terms of white papers, research papers and practical EMS models that can be implemented by industry partners.

For further information please contact us here.