How Lyft’s Growing Medical Business is Trying To Close Gaps in Health Care Access

When Megan Callahan was weighing whether to join Lyft’s burgeoning health care business two years ago, she was attracted by the idea of being able to work more closely with patients — and make the process of getting care easier for them.

Just a few years earlier, Callahan, now the vice president of health care at Lyft, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand how much of a barrier transportation could pose to care.

“That was a moment where I thought, [this] is a problem I can get after, because I can understand what those patients are trying to deal with,” Callahan told STAT’s Erin Brodwin on Thursday at the STAT Health Tech Summit.

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