MedHaul offers a cloud-based solution that makes it easy to find and book transportation for any patient with any need. Connecting health care providers to specialty transport systems, they are reaching disenfranchised communities and bridging the health care disparity gap.
Inspiration for this innovative company came from personal experience. Erica Plybeah, founder and CEO of MedHaul, knows first-hand how difficult getting a loved one to an appointment or treatment can be. Her grandmother, a diabetic with double amputations, had an extremely hard time getting safe and reliable transportation. In her work with a local children’s hospital, she stated that over 90,000 rides per year were needed without a reliable system in place. MedHaul works exclusively with specialty transport systems who are trained and have the capabilities to handle chronically ill patients, such as a chemotherapy patient who is weak and needs assistance with a wheelchair.
MedHaul understands the complexity and challenges that face disadvantaged communities. They also understand that internet access may not be accessible in these areas, which is why they partner directly with health care providers and emergency services for those individuals who may call 911, but don’t need an ambulance. These communities (low income, chronically ill, elderly) are overlooked and yet have a high impact on health care.
Hospitals, patients, and medical transportation providers now have the convenience to book medical transportation to or from various locations, while streamlining the management of day-to-day transportation operations. MedHaul is helping to create a community of service and trust in medicine.
MedHaul would like to see a policy change that transportation needs for the chronically ill would be a covered benefit. For the future, they hope to see about one-third of health care providers nationwide regularly using the platform, while continuing to help the most vulnerable communities get reliable, efficient and safe transportation to fulfil their health care needs.
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