This is one in a series of articles highlighting the key people leading Big Tech companies’ move into digital health and life sciences. Read earlier stories about Verily, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.
It’s been a big year for ride-sharing: Rival companies Uber and Lyft both went public. Their drivers went on strike, demanding fair wages and better treatment. At the same time, the companies have continued their steady expansion into health care.
Both Uber and Lyft have built out robust teams dedicated to the medical transportation market. They see huge potential in tapping into their driver networks to shuttle patients to and from doctors’ appointments.