The top news stories in primary care today.
Mississippi is the latest state to partner with Uber Health. The state will pay $1 million a year to provide non-emergency rides to low-income patients. About one in five low-income patients do not attend their appointments because lack of transportation. People without smartphones will be able to access this service since the health department does the ride scheduling.
In response to rising physician harassment, Doximity has developed a free service called DocDefender which scans the internet for personal information and removes it. Eighty-five percent of physicians worry about whether their patients will find them through online information, according to a recent study. Users can monitor the removal process on Doximity’s website.
The global COVID vaccine campaign prevented an estimated 2.4 million excess deaths worldwide, according to new research. It was the largest public health campaign in history with over 2 billion people vaccinated within the first eight months.