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The companies claim the partnership will limit the number of missed medical appointments.
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Uber Health and Carisk Partners are teaming up to offer rides to injured workers, in a push for timely care and minimized travel complications, according to today’s announcement. The hope is that patients will not miss or be late to medical appointments if they have cost-effective, reliable transportation.
The companies said the partnership represents a meaningful solution for the 2.8 million injured workers nationwide who miss their appointments due to unreliable and expensive transportation.
Alana Letourneau, M.D., MBA, senior vice president of clinical strategy at Carisk, said that getting to appointments can be stressful and expensive. Transportation delays pose as a barrier to getting care, she said.
“This relationship helps to resolve these issues by offering a level of convenience, comfort and reduced stress for not only the injured worker, but also claims staff who are tasked to reschedule missed appointments or make alternate transportation arrangements,” she said.
Uber Health transportation offers coordination of services, and patients can schedule through a web-based dashboard. Through a text message alert, users can view booking confirmation, driver information, location, time of arrival and a link to a live web-based map for real-time visibility.
“We share Carisk’s patient-centered mission to enhance the entire experience by offering an easy, on-demand way for patients to get the care they need whenever they need it most,” said Dan Trigub, head of Uber Health.
The partnership highlights Uber Health’s commitment to offering more accessible care to patients, according to the company.
Last week, Uber Health announced that it is integrating with ClinOne to help transport clinical trial patients. The partnership aims to help trial participants get to their trials in a timely, cost-effective manner.
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