05 March 2018

COLLABORATE - Allscripts and Lyft Enable Medical Transportation

Now Clinicians of every stripe and color can book non-emergency transportation with your appointment 

Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., are joining forces to incorporate non-emergency transportation directly into the physician’s workflow. Leveraging Lyft’s proprietary application programming interface (API) and Allscripts Open platform, the companies plan to integrate this functionality, into Allscripts Sunrise™ electronic health record (EHR), to enable clinicians to order the Lyft service for patients.

The press release this morning suggests 3.6 million Americans have transportation issues that prevent them from getting to or from a doctor’s appointment, and 25 percent of lower-income patients have missed or rescheduled appointments due to lack of transportation. Through this partnership, Allscripts and Lyft can reach millions of Americans, to eliminate these transportation barriers and improve access to healthcare.

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