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Lauren Steingold is the Head of Strategy for Uber Health at Uber – driving the company’s global efforts in the health space. She spearheaded the launch of Uber Health, Uber’s HIPAA compliant product that enables healthcare organizations to request or schedule rides of behalf of patients. For her work on this launch, Lauren was named on the San Francisco Business Times’ list of the Most Influential Women in Business in 2018. Prior to her role at Uber’s San Francisco Headquarters, Lauren helped launch Uber in Miami, Boston, and Rhode Island. Lauren led Uber’s on demand flu prevention campaign, where riders were able to receive a flu shot from a nurse in 2014, 2015, and 2016 nationwide. The initiative won an Immunization Excellence Award for Innovation at the National Influenza Immunization Summit in 2015. Before joining Uber in 2013, Lauren held roles at Allen & Gerritsen, an advertising agency in Boston, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge.

Show Notes:

  • As a social determinant of health, access to reliable transportation is pervasive through the ecosystem and requires cross-system collaboration.
  • 3.6M Americans miss their doctor appointments every year due to lack of transportation to their appointments, resulting in a cost to the health ecosystem of approximately $150B a year.
  • Uber Health sought to align with diverse stakeholders from multiple industries, specifically those who shared their passion for solving patient access and willing to learn and manage challenges together.
  • Committed to continued learning and open to innovative thinking, Lauren Steingold at Uber Health demonstrates ecosystem focused leadership by utilizing technology and talent in collaborative partnerships in their work towards removing transportation as a barrier for care.

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