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New Study Suggests Rideshare Services Improve Healthcare Access

Published on Aug 27, 2020 at 7:34 am in Rideshare Services.

According to a recently released Lyft blog, rideshare services are helping improve access to preventative care, reduce the strain on hospital emergency departments, and provide an improved overall healthcare experience for Medicaid beneficiaries.

The analysis looked at three Lyft healthcare partners, including AmeriHealth Caritas DC, Centene, and Amerigroup Tennessee. AmeriHealth Caritas DC is a Medicaid plan serving more than 100,000 residents in the Washington D.C. area and Centene serves underserved populations.

Uber Launches Prescription Service in Seattle

Published on Aug 24, 2020 at 8:07 am in Rideshare Services.

In an effort to continue to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber has launched a prescription service in Seattle. The goal is to meet the needs of those who are unable to leave their homes amid the pandemic.

The service is being launched in collaboration with the prescription delivery startup NimbleRx. NimbleRx, originally based out of California, started being noticed for pairing pharmacies with delivery groups to offer same or next-day delivery. In the near future, the goal is to have an average wait time of 30 minutes or less to receive a prescription.

Uber Launches Grocery Delivery Service

Published on Jul 8, 2020 at 7:32 am in Rideshare Services.

To meet the demand for grocery delivery among the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber has announced it’s adding grocery delivery to its app in several cities across the Americas. To start, the service will be available in a few Latin American and Canadian cities, with plans to launch in Miami and Dallas later this month.

As of July 7, Uber is available in 19 cities in Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Canada. After the launch in the United States, the company has its goal set on making the grocery delivery service available worldwide.

Home Health Care Agencies Weigh Risks Of Using Rideshare Services

Published on Jun 10, 2020 at 7:24 am in Rideshare Services.

With the aging baby boomer population expected to increase the need for home care services by 50% in the next ten years, home health agencies are looking for new ways to serve their clients. Some service providers are considering helping clients manage their transportation needs through rideshare services.

According to HomeCare, there a number of important questions and risks home care agencies need to consider prior to utilizing companies like Lyft and Uber as part of their service delivery. Currently, the top three risks revolve around patient concerns, the potential for driving and information exposure, and insurance coverage.