Uber for healthcare? Former Uber engineer launches house call app

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A former Uber computer engineer has launched a physician-on-demand app.

Oscar Salazar, who helped develop the ridesharing company Uber's technology platform, is a co-founder at Pager, an app that launched in May in New York City, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Pager's two other co-founders include tech entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy and venture capitalist Philip Eytan, who came up with the idea for Pager and recruited Mr. Salazar to develop the technology, according to the WSJ report.

Pager users select a physician on call, and pay $50 for a phone consultation or $300 for a house call. Physicians who sign on would receive $40 and $250, respectively, with the remaining going to Pager as a fee.

Pager doesn't accept insurance but users can request a form to request reimbursement from their insurer, according to the report.

It appears Pager plans to roll out the app in citites across the country. It launched service in Chicago in August, according to a Chicago Business Journal report.

 

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