Ride share giants Uber and Lyft are rolling out an array of new products and services as medical care providers and health insurers look to improve health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction by addressing social determinants of health. On Thursday, Lyft said it was partnering with the a fast-growing “social care coordination platform” called Unite Us that uses its technology to connect healthcare and providers of social services. Financial terms of the partnership aren’t being disclosed of Lyft’s partnership with Unite Us, which has other high-profile deals including one formed last year with CVS Health and its Aetna health insurance unit. Increasingly, health care providers and insurers are moving beyond simply treating medical care to addressing social determinants like loneliness and isolation, food insecurity and housing. To do this, they need to think outside of the box and improve access to social care services under a value-based approach that delivers care in the right place, at the right time and in the right amount.
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