December 12, 2018
Ride share company Lyft has brought on Megan Callahan as its first VP of healthcare to advance its business as a non-emergency medical transportation supplier for hospitals. Callahan’s resume includes a chief strategy officer position at Change Healthcare and an SVP of corporate strategy and business development role at McKesson.
“During this time of incredible growth, we have a unique...
May 29, 2018
Telemedicine company SnapMD will provide its Virtual Care Management platform to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Member Advantage Program, according to SnapMD. With this, the organization’s 66,000 US pediatricians, surgeons, and specialists will be able to conduct virtual visits as a complement to normal in-person care.
"This new Member Advantage Program directly addresses concerns cited by...
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...
October 2, 2017
Altibbi has raised $6.5 million to support its digital health platform for the Arab world. Middle East Venture Partners and Dash Ventures led the round, with additional participation from TAMM, RIMCO Investments, Endeavor’s Catalyst Fund, and other undisclosed investors.
“We are fortunate to work with some of the reputable and supportive venture capital firms and strategic corporate VCs in the...
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...
March 7, 2017
Uber has made digital health news several times for partnering with healthcare organizations to provide transportation for patients. In fact, they announced a partnership with an NHS trust along those lines just yesterday. But in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt, the company has a different kind of digital health partnership. The company has partnered with mobile medical app AlTibbi to make...
March 6, 2017
By way of a contract with UK-based healthcare startup Cera, Uber will help facilitate faster patient care to those in England's National Health Service system by providing on-demand transportation for caregivers and patients between hospitals and homes. Cera originally launched the caregiver-patient matching service in November with a few smaller clinical organizations, and Uber acts as the...
December 12, 2016
Uber continues to see healthcare as a major area for growth, according to Lindsay Elin, head of Federal and Community Affairs at Uber. At a panel at the Connected Health Conference in Washington, DC today, Elin spoke about a partnership with health system MedStar (whose director of consumer health initiatives, Pete Celano, also attended), a new team of employees dedicated to health, and the...
October 13, 2016
Circulation, a startup using Uber's technology to facilitate non-emergency medical transportation, has secured an undisclosed seed investment from Flare Capital. Last month the startup, whose founding team includes Boston Children's Hospital CIO John Brownstein, announced its partnership with Uber as the ridesharing company's "preferred healthcare partner."
In addition to Brownstein, the company'...
September 20, 2016
If you were to make a list of companies you'd expect to see at a clinical trial-focused health technology conference like DPharm Disruptive Innovation US, you probably wouldn't include ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft. But they were both in attendance in Boston today, presenting remarkably similar visions for using their software platforms to solve transportation problems in healthcare.