BY: Heather Landi
Seven years ago, Imran Cronk was volunteering at a hospital and watched as a recently discharged patient began to walk home.
It was around midnight, Cronk said. The patient, who arrived in an ambulance, said he lived about nine miles away. The North Carolina hospital was located in a rural area and there weren't other transportation options available.
So, Cronk said, he gave the patient a ride home. "It was weird driving a total stranger home in the middle of the night," he said. But it got the entrepreneur thinking about the role of transportation and mobility as a barrier to patients' access to care, he told FierceHealthcare.