Medecision Further Addresses Barriers to Health Access with Uber Health

  • Date: 04/19/2023

Medecision®, a leading provider of digital care management solutions and services, and Uber Health, Uber's healthcare arm, are collaborating to make it easier for health plans and healthcare providers to break down transportation barriers that prevent many individuals from accessing critical, non-emergent healthcare services. With an estimated 3.6 million Americans missing medical appointments each year due to lack of transportation, the collaboration will help Medecision customers coordinate their transportation more proactively and monitor their utilization more closely to determine if additional outreach is needed.

As a result of the collaboration, Uber Health will be integrated into the Medecision Aerial™ Social Care Coordinator solution, which provides health plans and providers with real-time insight into individuals' social determinants of health (SDOH) barriers. While most health plans and providers rely on 90-day stale data models to identify these SDOH barriers, the Aerial solution identifies them instantly and makes it easy for the care team to connect the at-risk individual with appropriate resources.

One key SDOH barrier flagged by Aerial Social Care Coordinator is transportation. Since Uber Health is seamlessly integrated into Aerial Social Care Coordinator, Medecision customers can immediately arrange for, manage, and pay for a ride with Uber Health for any at-risk individual with an upcoming medical appointment.

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