FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (5/24/2017)
MedXM Partners with Lyft
MedXM Improves Success in Prevention Initiatives with Ride Sharing Partnership
Santa Ana, CA, — May 24, 2017 — Mobile Medical Examination Inc. “MedXM,” a national leader in the design and implementation of preventive care technology and in-home health risk assessments, announced today their partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. This partnership will remove transportation as an obstacle to receiving appropriate and timely preventive care.
By embracing high-tech innovations to predict and prevent, MedXM’s visits are designed to empower patients to address their healthcare needs, improve health care literacy and proactively engage them in their own care.
This partnership will help strengthen MedXM’s mission to provide exceptional member service and quality health visits across the nation for the purpose of care management, education, prevention, and early detection.
The new MedXM/Lyft partnership will allow members the ability to access healthcare transportation needs via an app, online, or toll free service for the following requirements:
● Transport health plan members to and from health assessment appointments
● Offer non-emergency transportation to urgent care or primary care physician offices
● Contribute to further follow up doctor visits by facilitating rides to and from appointments
Access to transportation, for the purpose of healthcare, plays a critical role in the lives of the patients MedXM encounters every day. Of seniors (65+) who no longer drive, the risk of poor health outcomes is significant. In fact, data shows of those 65+ who do not have access to transportation, 15% take fewer trips to the doctor. Providing health plan members a safe transportation alternative will help improve success in MedXM’s prevention initiatives including health risk assessments, follow-up appointments to said health assessments, and various health screenings.
“MedXM understands the future of healthcare is reliant on building a culture of collaboration across markets outside of healthcare. Our partnership with Lyft is another step in that direction. Together we share the common goal of making health care more convenient and accessible by removing obstacles like transportation. Healthcare is largely a patient services business. By embracing technology innovations that improve consumer access, we will see results in better population health management.” – MedXM CEO, Sy Zahedi
“We’re thrilled to bring reliable on-demand transportation to MedXM health plan members,” said Lyft’s head of healthcare partnerships Gyre Renwick. “We hope to help reduce isolation and empower people with a more safe, reliable and affordable mobility option.”
About MedXM: Since 1990, MedXM has been a national leader in the design and implementation of preventative care technology and in-home health risk assessments for the purpose of care management. MedXM offers a complete network of connections between members, their health plan, and providers. MedXM is focused on delivering Risk Adjustment and Quality Solutions by providing clients with fully customizable options to fulfill specific needs.
About Lyft: Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in over 300 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.