Provider of healthcare communication technology Voalte is teaming-up with Uber and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) to create a new Voalte app that could make scheduling transportation easier for people who need a ride to their doctors’ or medical appointments.
Relying on Voalte Platform, the application will integrate with Uber’s internet-enabled platform to give a pilot group of Sarasota Memorial patients discharged from the hospital a convenient option to pre-arrange rides through Uber for physician visits, lab work, rehabilitation or other post-hospital care that has been recommended.
Voalte’s app will integrate with Uber’s platform to give a pilot group of Sarasota Memorial patients discharged from the hospital a convenient option to pre-arrange rides.During the next year, the three parties will be refining and testing the app with a target group of Sarasota Memorial patients interested in the Uber option.
“Uber is a lot more than a transportation app. It is a platform that is meant to be utilized to help address local industry and community challenges,” said Matthew Gore, General Manager, Uber Florida. “This innovative initiative with Voalte and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a great example of how communities can leverage Uber’s local infrastructure and logistics to help improve the lives of those in need.”
Voalte’s founder and CEO Trey Lauderdale is also pleased with the deal, adding that the new app is meant long-term to serve as a model for other areas of the country facing their own healthcare transportation issues.