Axios reports that "the push to make food part of medical care won a prominent endorsement on Tuesday as Uber Health launched of a new grocery delivery service for patients recently discharged from hospitals and other settings … It's the latest expansion of Uber's health care arm and part of part of a broader push by investors and companies that see opportunity partnering with providers to address nutrition and other social determinants of health."
Some context from the story:
"Uber Health already works with value-based health providers, care coordinators and insurance companies to provide patient transportation and prescription drug delivery using a special provider-facing platform.
"The new service will allow a provider to select foods that fit a patient's dietary needs including ready-made meals and groceries and have it shipped to their doorstep … The idea is that insurance companies, or value-based care providers who are incentivized to help keep patients out of the hospital, will pay for the service."
- KC's View:
Love it. Every opportunity to connect health care to nutrition should be embraced, and Uber is smart to do this.