Uber Health Partners With Blockchain Startup to Transport Patients
Blockchain healthcare startup Solve.Care has partnered with Uber Health to transport patients.
Per the release, Uber Health’s transportation services will be integrated into Solve.Care’s personal healthcare coordination and administration app Care.Wallet. Within the app, patients will reportedly be able to schedule an Uber Health ride, which claims to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Furthermore, patients will also be able to pay for the service with their Care.Wallet and share the costs with family members, employers, insurers, or other relevant people. Uber Health head Dan Trigub is quoted in the press release commenting on the development:
“Every year, an estimated 3.6 million Americans miss their medical appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation, with the cost of missed primary care appointments estimated at US$150 billion annually. At Uber Health, we are always looking for ways to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to care.”
At the end of June, Cointelegraph released an in-depth piece on blockchain’s potential impact on healthcare.
Also in June, market research firm International Data Corporation released a survey revealing that only a limited number of healthcare firms in Europe are aware of the benefits of blockchain applications.