Lyft, Allscripts partner for healthcare platform

  • Lyft has partnered with healthcare information tech solutions company Allscripts to develop a healthcare platform that will enable doctors and hospitals to offer non-emergency transportation to patients.
  • The platform — to be built using Lyft’s Concierge API and Allscripts’ Sunrise electronic health record (EHR) — will integrate with operations at 2,500 hospitals, 45,000 physician practices and with 180,000 physicians, to reach an estimated 7 million patients, according to USA Today.
  • This announcement from Lyft comes right on the heels of a healthcare platform launch announcement from its main competitor, Uber.

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