Hey Amigo is an app to connect patients undergoing long-term medical treatment (oncology/rehabilitation) with volunteers who can provide assistance for free and in a safe manner. On version 1.0, patients will be able to request car rides and accompaniment in medical procedures, exams and appointments. Through the assistance provided by our product, we seek to minimize the rate of no-shows of patients in medical appointments, exams and therapy caused by the lack of transportation and by not having somebody who can accompany them.

Our digital platform consists of two apps - volunteer and patient app - and an administrative website. In order to ensure safety, the platform is not open to the public in general and it has four types of users: hospitals, non-profit organisations, patients and volunteers. Partnering hospitals and non-profits, our Institutional Users, will utilize the platform via the administrative website to validade or reject the application forms of their respective pati...
Hey Amigo is an app to connect patients undergoing long-term medical treatment (oncology/rehabilitation) with volunteers who can provide assistance for free and in a safe manner. On version 1.0, patients will be able to request car rides and accompaniment in medical procedures, exams and appointments. Through the assistance provided by our product, we seek to minimize the rate of no-shows of patients in medical appointments, exams and therapy caused by the lack of transportation and by not having somebody who can accompany them.

Our digital platform consists of two apps - volunteer and patient app - and an administrative website. In order to ensure safety, the platform is not open to the public in general and it has four types of users: hospitals, non-profit organisations, patients and volunteers. Partnering hospitals and non-profits, our Institutional Users, will utilize the platform via the administrative website to validade or reject the application forms of their respective patients and volunteers. Volunteers and patients, our Individual Users, will use the platform through the Hey Amigo Volunteer App and the Hey Amigo Patient App to fill out their application. Once their application has been approved by the institution to whom they are associated with, patients will be able to request car rides and accompaniment. Volunteers will be able to view these assistance request as a list with filters to choose date, time and location or directly on a map which will show assistance requests by geo-positioning.

At Hey Amigo we are driven to provide support to patients when they need it most, that is, when they are seriously ill, when they present severe mobility issues, do not have a support system of family caregivers that they can count on nor the means to pay for car rides or a professional caregiver. While it is the humanitarian value that has motivated us to work as volunteers for over two years, we also understand that we can be a unique productivity tool for hospitals helping health institutions reduce theirs costs with no-shows.
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Haikaa Yamamoto
Admin
Haikaa Yamamoto co-founder Multicultural Artist and NPO founder