For the 3.6 million Americans who do not obtain medical care due to transportation challenges, access to healthcare is not only a financial issue, but also a matter of logistics. 

Grand Rounds is an innovative healthcare technology company that works with enterprise companies seeking to improve health outcomes for their employees. As part of that mission, it is tackling the problem of first- and last-mile transportation to ease barriers to keeping doctors’ appointments. 

The startup announced a partnership with ride-hailing giant Uber this week, in which the companies will integrate the Uber interface directly into the Grand Rounds platform for seamless ride booking.

“At Grand Rounds, we’re relentlessly focused on creating a better healthcare experience that leads to better outcomes. To achieve this, we need to make healthcare more accessible. Our partnership with Uber Health will make it easier for our members to choose high-quality care,” said Nupur Srivastava, vice president of product for Grand Rounds in a statement.

Grand Rounds’ mission is to raise the standard of healthcare for everyone, everywhere and so far, more than 100 of the nation’s largest employers work with Grand Rounds. Through its two product offerings, Grand Rounds Beacon™ and Grand Rounds Summit™, the company works towards improving health outcomes for more than 4.5 million members.

“We know employers and their ecosystem partners play a major role in how individuals access care, whether that comes in the form of employee benefits or time off of work to travel to appointments. By teaming up with Grand Rounds, our shared capabilities can simplify how members receive high-quality care, ensuring that we help remove transportation barriers and get members to the right place, at the right time,” added Dan Trigub, head of Uber Health.

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