January 23, 2021

Lyft initiative focuses on safe transportation to health care

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With health care at the forefront of everyone’s mind during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one e-hail company is making it easier for medical staff to provide safe, timely transportation for their patients.

On Thursday, Lyft announced that its popular e-hail platform has been integrated with Epic, a leading electronic health records (EHR) system used by the majority of hospitals and medical schools throughout the country.

The new Lyft for Epic integration will allow health-care workers to provide transportation services and order rides for their patients directly from their health records, without having to switch to an outside Lyft platform.

“Staff can send reliable rides directly from a patient’s profile in the EHR — simplifying their day-to-day tasks, saving time, and allowing them to focus on what matters most: the patients. And patients can easily get to their appointments and back home after the visit without

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Transportation barriers to care may increase likelihood of emergency surgical intervention

CHICAGO: Transportation barriers, such as personal access to a vehicle or public transportation, disproportionally affect minority communities, according to results of a new study presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020.

The study was performed by researchers at the University of Colorado at Aurora who used geographic information systems (GIS) to better understand traffic paths to hospitals offering elective and emergency surgical care throughout Denver. They tracked public transportation routes across census tracts and found areas with higher minority populations have nearly double the travel time burden to health care facilities when using public transportation.

Facilities with acute surgical capacity (emergency department, intensive care unit, and acute care surgery services) were identified within a 20-mile radius of the city center. Travel times were then estimated from the center of each census tract to the nearest facility by the shortest route. Using this method, the researchers

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Car Care Products to Keep Your Car Looking Great

Caring for your car is as crucial to its appearance and longevity as performing regular maintenance. You wouldn’t ignore an errant rattle or a low engine oil level, so you shouldn’t leave your car’s appearance to the whims of birds and the natural elements. That’s why we’ve rounded up a collection of car care products that will keep the car you’ve always wanted, and finally obtained, looking its best.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a truck: You don't have to earn a million bucks to make your car look like it's worth it.

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You don’t have to earn a million bucks to make your car look like it’s worth it.

Try some, or all of the following solutions for keeping your car looking as high-end as it did when it rolled off the line:

The Holistic Solution

There are plenty of ways to learn about proper car care, and too many of them involve first ruining a paint job or body work. Get it right the first time

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