October 28, 2020

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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