Healthcare Technology Report June 11, 2024

Uber has officially launched Uber Health, a platform designed to assist patients in reaching their medical appointments, potentially reducing no-shows and improving on-time attendance. Uber Health has expanded its trial program, which involved about 100 healthcare institutions, including well-known hospitals like MedStar Health. Through an online dashboard, healthcare professionals may now book trips for patients. The initiative is HIPAA-compliant and aims to provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional taxi services, especially for smaller healthcare organizations without dedicated transportation resources. By covering over 250 U.S. cities, Uber’s healthcare-specific platform significantly expands access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT).

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