Blockchain Healthcare Startup Solve.Care Integrates Lyft’s Ridesharing Service

News | March 5, 2019 By:

Blockchain healthcare startup Solve.Care has collaborated with ridesharing app Lyft to give patients and providers more options and control over healthcare related transportation.

Based in Estonia, Solve.Care offers a healthcare administration and care coordination platform that uses blockchain technology as the underlying distributed ledger for coordinating care, benefits and payments between patient, doctor, pharmacy, laboratory, employer, insurer, and all other parties. The firm’s Care.Wallet app is available for download in more than 80 countries on App Store and Google Play.

Launched in June 2012, Lyft is an on-demand transportation company primarily providing ride-hailing services and based in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets, and operates the Lyft car transportation mobile app. As of late 2018, Lyft was the number two ride-hailing company with a 28 percent market share in the US.

The partnership will allow Care.Wallet users to schedule their own Lyft rides to doctors’ offices, hospitals, and pharmacies, with the ability to plug in desired arrival times. It will also enable patients to automatically pay for the ride with their Care.Wallet and share ride costs with their family members, employers, insurers and others.

Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, said that the partnership is part of the company’s ongoing effort to offer better access to medical care.

“By partnering with Lyft, our platform will provide a more efficient and seamless experience for patients and enable payers, employers, and other agencies to improve patient satisfaction through timely access to care, reduced wait times, and simpler cost-sharing and access to transportation subsidies,” Goel said.