The goal of these two companies is to reduce the number of people who miss medical appointments because of transportation issues.
'The burden on the platform and the health-care provider to ensure against something going wrong with the patient is a lot higher if the patient is calling the auto themselves, ' Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University, told the Atlantic.
Depending on the patient's needs, an Uber can be called immediately, within a few hours or with 30 days' notice.
Every year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation says Uber.
The new partnership is part of a growing effort from Lyft - and its ride-hailing competitor Uber - to partner with health care organizations to arrange rides for patients who need assistance getting to doctor's appointments.
"Health IT should always put the patient first and this partnership is representative of Allscripts commitment to connecting communities and helping providers deliver services their patients need", he said in a statement.
The ride-hailing firm has been testing Uber Health with a beta group of hospitals and doctors since July, but the service is officially launching starting on Thursday.
Uber has partnered with more than 100 healthcare organizations in the U.S.to launch the service, including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, senior care facilities, home care centers and physical therapy centers.
Another source for information regarding Uber's new health program is the Uber Newsroom Website, which talks about the initiative in better detail.
Both Uber and Lyft have been targeting no-show patients for some time, but a recent JAMA study called into question the efficacy of offering free rides to patients when only about a quarter of patients took advantage of the service.
What we don't know yet, though, is whether or not Uber Health will be able to offer rides to those persons with disabilities - whether something like the Uber XXL now offered for larger groups, or any other specific types of vehicles, will be available to those using a wheelchair, etc.
HIPAA Compliance. To ensure Uber Health meets HIPAA standards, the company has been working hard to develop, implement, and customize numerous safeguards. It's somewhat of literally the last mile, or the last lock of health care, getting the patient involved and making it easier for patients to get to appointments. The platform pushes a text alert to passengers about the scheduled ride, and the business provider typically covers the cost. Reiss said Uber has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
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