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Closing the health care gap with technology


When we think about healthcare, it’s easy to envision doctor visits, pharmacy lines, and follow-up appointments. But the layperson doesn’t often think about how patients will get to and from those care touchpoints– or the barriers to care that still stand in many patients’ ways when it comes to accessing care. Unfortunately, transportation still acts as a major barrier to medical care in the United States and beyond. In fact, every year 3.6 million people in the United States alone do not obtain medical care due to transportation issues. Contributing to these challenges are obstacles within the healthcare system itself. From complicated benefit design programs to difficulty accessing healthy foods. These play major roles in patient care outcomes – especially for already vulnerable populations – putting extra strain on providers, health plans, and patients themselves.

Uber Health’s Head of International, Brendan Krause, will explore how implementing technology to connect often disparate care systems is crucial to improving the health of our communities alongside executives from a leading health charity and Trust/Integrated Care board. This session will highlight how technology can help improve access to care while showing how the transportation industry is increasingly turning its attention to developing new partners and innovative solutions within the healthcare sector to address health access around the world and improve long-term health outcomes.










CCL, Hall 4



  • Hendrik Wolff, Professor of Environmental Economics, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics
  • Shona Blackhall, Director of Product Management, RLDatix
  • Dr Benyamin Deldar MBBS MRes, Co-founder Co-CEO, Deep Medical  


  • Brendan Krause, Head of International for Health, Uber Health 

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