Cerner partners with Uber Health: 5 things to know

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Cerner will integrate Uber Health's non-emergency transportation services with its EHR platforms to help reduce barriers to patient care, according to the companies' Oct. 28 announcement.

Five things to know:

1. Under the partnership, providers will be able to schedule Uber transportation for patients directly from the Cerner EHR to help patients get to their appointments. 

2. The patient's information, including name, phone number and pick-up address, will automatically transfer into the Uber ride request directly from Cerner's platform.

3. With the collaboration, Cerner and Uber Health aim to reduce transportation barriers than can cause delayed care, poor management of chronic conditions and declining health outcomes for patients.

"Our work with Uber Health will give health systems more resources to address some of their patient's challenges in accessing the healthcare they need," said John Gresham, senior vice president of health networks at Cerner, according to a news release emailed to Becker's Hospital Review.

4. Uber launched Uber Health in 2018 and features a HIPAA-compliant platform that allows healthcare providers, payers and others to schedule, manage and pay for rides for patients, according to the release.

5. Uber and Cerner's integration will soon be offered to U.S. providers where Uber services are available.

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