Solve.Care, a global healthcare platform which uses blockchain technology for the administration, coordination, and payments of healthcare benefits, has announced a partnership with Uber Health, allowing healthcare organizations to provide accessible and affordable rides to patients and caregivers.
Integration Details & Benefits
Every day, 10,000 patients miss or delay care due to a transportation barrier. The partnership will result in the integration of Uber Health’s transportation solutions to Solve.Care’s Care.Wallet, personal healthcare coordination and administration application. Through the Care.Wallet, patients will be able to schedule Uber Health’s HIPAA-compliant rideshare product to preapproved and predetermined care appointments, without the need for the Uber app or even a smartphone.
Additionally, patients can pay for the ride from their Care.Wallet and easily share ride costs with their family members, employers, insurers and others. The collaboration also allows for coordination between patient, provider, employer and family members in relation to assistance, arrival, costs and schedule adjustments.
Care.Wallet with support for Uber Health is scheduled to be released within Q2 2019 and is expected to be deployed by a US insurer in Q3 2019.
Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, commented: “Through our partnership with Uber Health, Solve.Care is bringing managed transportation benefits to healthcare programs and allows transportation to be integrated into the specific care needs of a patient. By offering access to this Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) service, we expect to improve the results of clinical delivery, and reduce overall healthcare costs for everyone.”