Long have we heard about the “Uberization” of healthcare, so much so that the overused phrase has become stale.
But now, Uber itself has a new offering. The San Francisco company is launching Uber Health, a service that allows healthcare organizations to order rides for patients to get to and from appointments.
Healthcare organizations are billed each month for the cost of patient rides, which are on par with standard Uber rates at the time of the ride booking.
By utilizing Uber Health, care coordinators can set up rides a few hours in advance or up to 30 days in advance. They can also schedule and manage more than one ride at a time using the company’s HIPAA-compliant dashboard.
Patients don’t need the Uber app or a smartphone to utilize the offering. Everything is communicated via text, and Uber will be introducing a way for riders to get informed via cell phone or landline.
Read more: Med City News