Uber also announced a partnership with Ride Health, which offers a transportation coordination platform but teaches its drivers on Tuesday. Uber drivers will be accessible on Ride Health`s platform to ride`s healthcare system customers, including Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine and North Carolina`s Mission Health, as well as paying customers in 10 states. «The collaboration with Cerner marks a new chapter for Uber Health and our mission to provide patients and nurses with accessible and efficient transportation,» said Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health. «Reliable transportation to and from appointments can help reduce operating costs and patient no-show rates and improve patient outcomes. Our goal is to simplify how healthcare providers can access transport options – and that`s exactly what our cooperation is going to do. Today, we`re showing Uber Health as a way to work with healthcare organizations to enable patients to get reliable and comfortable transportation. The dashboard allows healthcare professionals to order trips for patients who are coming and going for the care they need. We are also bringing an Uber health API to market to facilitate integration into existing health products. Among the new features developed in healthcare, Uber says there are about 1,000 partnerships across the healthcare landscape, including hospitals such as BayCare Health System, Boston Medical Center, MedStar Health and Cleveland Clinic (as well as thousands of additional systems used by Cerners EHR by integrating with the IT platform in October). Still, there are many other things to do. We present a new service focused on a crucial theme for all of us: health. Every year, 3.6 million Americans miss medical appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation.* No-show rates are up to 30% across the country.** And while transportation barriers are common in the population, barriers are highest for vulnerable populations, including patients most at risk for chronic diseases. Social determinants of health, such as food instability or lack of transportation, have a direct impact on health outcomes. According to a study in the Journal of Community Health, barriers to transportation are often cited as barriers to accessing health care, resulting in delayed or missed delays, delayed care, and missed or delayed medication use.
Many of Alignment`s 2020 Medicare Advantage planning options include social services such as transportation, to help seniors who may face these daily social challenges. In May 2018, Uber reached the five billion trips per day mark.