Uber has changed the way people live their lives in ways that were never expected. From being the solution to drunk driving to virtually replacing taxi cabs, and now providing services to the healthcare industry.
Today, Uber has revealed their new service, “Uber Health,” that can help seniors get to their doctor appointments on time. It has now partnered with healthcare organizations to provide reliable, comfortable transportation for patients.
The new Uber service allows the healthcare professional’s office to order rides for their patients. Also, the new Uber health API will be launching to make it easier to deliver healthcare products to the patients.
New features include:
- Schedule and manage rides for on-time transportation
Uber’s answer: One of the most important factors that have been affecting the healthcare industry for quite some time is patient timeliness. In the past, medical transportation was known to drop patients off later than they were supposed to. Now, coordinators can schedule a pickup time on behalf of the patient within a few hours, or up to 30 days in advance. Multiple rides can even be scheduled and managed at the same time.
- Patients don’t own smartphone? No problem.
Unlike the standard Uber service, patients don’t have to have a smartphone to use Uber Health. They will only get text messages in regards to their scheduled rides. They will soon be able to call the riders with trip details to their mobile phone or landline. Many will be experiencing Uber for the very first time through this service. With that being said, Uber is there to provide the best and most comfortable ride during their journey.
- Simple billing and management
Healthcare providers and organizations now can keep track and view their bills monthly on a statement with the appointments and scheduling reports.
- HIPAA Compliance
As mentioned on their website’s article, “Over 100 healthcare organizations in the U.S, including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, senior care facilities, home care centers, and physical therapy centers are already using Uber Health as a part of the beta program, including Adams Clinical, Blood Centers of the Pacific, Georgetown Home Care, LifeBridge Health, MedStar Health, Manhattan Women’s Health, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, Pro Staff Physical Therapy, ProActive Work Health Services, Project Open Hand, Renown Health, Thundermist Health Center and Yale New Haven Health. Healthcare technology companies like Bracket Global andCollective Health are also exploring ways that Uber Health can work with their offerings.”
For more information please visit their website https://www.uberhealth.com/