One of the elements of on-demand economic models that is often overlooked is the ability to create substantial savings. Getting patients to doctor appointments reliably can dramatically reduce wasted healthcare spending.
As in many situations where transportation is an issue, on-demand services like Uber have a way of edging in as the obvious solution. Robin Heffernan, a former venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the healthcare space, saw an opportunity to link ride-share services with healthcare providers, and founded Circulation in 2016 as a partnership between Uber and a handful of Boston-based medical practices to provide free rides to non-emergency medical appointments. After a successful pilot launch in Boston late
Source: How Ride-Sharing Can Close One Gap In Our Broken Healthcare System