Doctors Can Now Book Rides on Lyft for Their Patients

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Doctors Can Now Book Rides on Lyft for Their Patients

Doctors Can Now Book Rides on Lyft for Their Patients

Ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new integration with electronic health records (EHR) company Allscripts Monday, allowing doctors to book rides for patients through Lyft’s service.

The step comes just a few days after competitor Uber announced a new healthcare initiative, although both companies have been working on healthcare integrations for some time. 

Transportation issues prevent 3.6 million Americans from getting to or from a doctors appointment today, a number that Lyft said it is aiming to cut in half by 2020.  

Lyft’s Allscripts integration will let some 180,000 physicians who use Allscripts request Lyft rides for patients who have difficulty getting to and from appointments, a widespread problem that primarily affects vulnerable populations like elderly and low-income Americans.

Your Next Step

If you have transportation challenges, call your doctor’s office and ask if they are part of this program.

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Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, senior executive coach, startup company advisor, and passionate cancer advocate. He is a 15+ year prostate cancer survivor dedicated to ending prostate cancer and helping cancer survivors have the possible possible quality of life. You can find him autocrossing or tracking his Mazda Miata, covered in cancer awareness messages; racing his Serenity in the velodrome; or walking and hiking with his wife. Earlier in life he had the honor of leading soldiers in the US Army – they even let him fly helicopters for a few years. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.
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By | 2018-03-05T11:15:54+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Cancer Survivorship|0 Comments

About the Author:

Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, senior executive coach, startup company advisor, and passionate cancer advocate. He is a 15+ year prostate cancer survivor dedicated to ending prostate cancer and helping cancer survivors have the possible possible quality of life. You can find him autocrossing or tracking his Mazda Miata, covered in cancer awareness messages; racing his Serenity in the velodrome; or walking and hiking with his wife. Earlier in life he had the honor of leading soldiers in the US Army - they even let him fly helicopters for a few years. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.

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