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Solve.Care Partners Lyft To Use Blockchain For Medical Transportation

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Blockchain healthcare platform Solve.Care is partnering ride-hailing company Lyft to transform medical transportation by improving access to medical care. This is claimed to be the first-of-its-kind blockchain and ride-sharing service integration.

The Blockchain managed healthcare transportation solution will give patients and healthcare providers more options and control over non-emergency medical transportation.

The platform will provide patients timely access to care, reduced wait times, and simpler cost-sharing and access to transportation subsidies.

Solve.Care wallet holders will now get better access and control over healthcare related transportation. The wallet holders will be able schedule their own Lyft rides to doctors' offices, hospitals, and pharmacies, with the option to give desired arrival times.

The patients can also automatically pay for the ride with their Care.Wallet using the native Solve utility token and share ride costs with their family members, employers, insurers and others.

Solve.Care platform uses blockchain technology as the underlying distributed ledger for coordinating care, benefits and payments between patient, doctor, pharmacy, laboratory, employer, insurer, and all other parties.

Employers can use the platform to administer benefits, reduce costs, and reward their employees. Physicians and hospitals can issue prescriptions, manage appointments, and coordinate with a specialist.

Solve.Care platform replaces duplicative systems and automates complex processes to reduce billions of dollars in annual costs. It represents a new approach to fight fraud, waste and abuse and brings transparency and accountability to healthcare administration.

Uber's smaller rival Lyft, which was launched in 2012, has a 39 percent U.S. ride-sharing market share in December 2018, up from 22 percent in December 2016.

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