Lyft, Uber and other rideshare companies say they can save our healthcare system lots of money. But at what cost?
CVS Health is continuing its tread on the path to health equity with a new partnership with Uber Health. The collaboration, part of the pharmacy giant’s Health Zones initiative, will give people in underserved communities free rides to medical care, work or education.
Starting next week, Uber will provide free rides to anyone in the US going to and from Covid-19 vaccination sites. Uber is offering the rides globally, too: The ride-hailing company is providing 20,000 free rides to the elderly in certain cities in Japan. And, in a partnership with UNESCO, Uber will provide 1 million free rides to teachers around the world.
The convenience could greatly reduce the likelihood of missed appointments.
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“Healthcare has to go omnichannel,” Khosrowshahi said. “Essentially our mission is to help people go anywhere and get anything. We can help people and systems essentially architect themselves so patients can go to get help.”
Uber Health has seen some traction for its solution, which allows care coordinators to book rides for patients.
The ride-sharing company is launching a service that allows doctors to hail cars for their patients.
Although the healthcare industry has been notoriously resistant to change, its transformation at the hands of digitization has recently picked up pace. With that shift, nontraditional players are starting to see new openings to establish a presence in the lucrative industry.
Organizations across the healthcare ecosystem rely on Lyft to provide access to reliable rides for their patients.
Transportation shouldn’t be a barrier to vaccination; however 6 million people miss medical appointments because they don’t have a ride. That’s why we’re donating 10 million rides to help those who need it most.