ridesharing

By Laura Lovett 11:32 am August 1, 2019
Uber Health is diving into remote care this week after it inked a deal with medical supply company Henry Schein Medical and Medpod, maker of the medical microcart MobileDoc 2, on Monday. The former agreed to integrate into Medpod's platform, allowing doctors to conduct remote telediagnostic exams.  As part of the deal doctor’s using Medpod’s telediagnostic platform will be able to tap into Uber...
By Laura Lovett 01:16 pm June 26, 2019
Lyft is moving into the Medicaid space following an announcement this morning that the rideshare company has landed approval as a Medicaid provider in Arizona, specifically as a non-emergency medical transportation service. This new approval means that Arizona Medicaid patients will have the option to use Lyft to get to and from medical appointments.  The company claims that this makes it the...
By Laura Lovett 03:48 pm January 2, 2019
Infant mortality rates have remained high in the U.S., outpacing other affluent countries including Canada, Germany and Japan. This is particularly true in Franklin County, Ohio, home to state capital Columbus, where the infant mortality rate has reached 8.2 per 1,000 live births, according to a report by Smart Columbus. But city officials are turning to on-demand rides for prenatal women as a...
By Jonah Comstock 08:01 am May 23, 2018
Buoy Health, an online platform that uses an AI chatbot as a gateway into healthcare treatment, has teamed up with Circulation, a technology startup that helps connect patients in need of medical transport with rides from Lyft, Uber, and other specialized options like wheelchair vans and non-emergency ambulances. The two Boston-based companies will integrate their platforms with the goal of...
By Heather Mack 06:44 pm May 10, 2017
From cost and coverage to time and convenience, there are many factors that can hinder healthcare access. And for an estimated 3.6 million Americans, the main obstacle in getting to their medical appointments involves an engine and a set of wheels. In effort to reduce the number of missed or delayed doctor’s appointments that are attributed to a lack of dependable transportation options, Blue...
01:15 pm February 10, 2017
Lyft and LogistiCare, a non-emergency medical transportation manager, announced a three-year partnership to help private, government-assisted and elderly riders make it to their healthcare appointments and programs, especially those who need short-notice trips. The companies will collaborate in 31 of LogistiCare's states and 276 cities, according to officials. LogistiCare manages more than 69...
By Brian Dolan 03:58 pm April 20, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland-based Everseat, which offers an app and website that helps patients schedule doctor's appointments, inked a deal with rideshare company Lyft to help people get to their doctor's appointments. After booking an appointment through the Everseat app, users will now be able to add a ride using Lyft or Lyft Plus, which offers larger vehicles, right from the Everseat app. Within the...