Last night, author Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) tweeted about Uber’s new partnership with healthcare groups and hospitals, by commenting that Uber invented an ambulance. It is easy to understand why Uber deserves the snark. They have not painted themselves in glory and behavior that was worthy of applause. They have become a symbol of corporate dastardliness.
But even from that context, Anand’s tweet (since deleted) made no sense. Nowhere did Uber claim that it was inventing an ambulance. Instead, all the press release said that Uber was working with healthcare groups and hospitals to make it easy to get Uber in advance for patients who need to travel for medical visits. Continue reading “Uber & HealthCare”