Thanks to an integration with ScriptDrop, Uber Health users will be able to manage delivery of their prescription from a pharmacy within their service area and track when their prescription will arrive.
Uber Health’s prescription management offering is an add-on to the platform’s existing dashboard, which allows users to schedule non-emergency medical transportation for rides to and from appointments.
“At Uber Health, we are building solutions that address lessons we’ve learned from years at healthcare companies operating in value-based care contracts. Too much time has been spent ensuring patients had a ride to their follow-up appointment, had picked up the right prescriptions or had access to food,” Caitlin Donovan, global head of Uber Health, said in a statement. “That’s why I’m proud to add a scalable prescription delivery solution to our platform that empowers care teams to fully close the loop. From prescription delivery and NEMT [non-emergency medical transportation] today to healthy food and grocery delivery in the coming months, Uber Health remains committed to delivering a more connected care journey through a single, seamless platform.”
THE LARGER TREND
In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Uber Health announced a partnership with on-demand digital prescription platform NimbleRx to include pharmaceutical delivery through its platform in Seattle and Dallas.
Last year, Uber Health partnered with Walgreens and DoorDash to deliver Paxlovid, an oral antiviral therapy for COVID-19, to underserved communities.
Through the partnership, eligible patients living in disadvantaged communities as measured by the CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index could receive free delivery for their Paxlovid prescriptions on Walgreens.com or through the Walgreens app.
Nate Lesser will offer more detail during the HIMS23 session “Code Dark: Finding Force Multipliers in Hospital Cybersecurity.” It’s scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT at the South Building, Level 4, room S406 B.