SPLT (splt.io), an enterprise-first carpooling app and service, recently announced they are working with Lyft to provide Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) to underserved markets.
Since moving their business to Detroit a year ago to participate in the #1 startup program in the automotive industry: Techstars Mobility, SPLT has established local traction, partnering with Fortune 500 companies such as DTE Energy, Honda, and Magna to launch its enterprise carpool platform. SPLT received investment from Detroit-based investment firm, Fontinalis as well as Clean Energy Trust.
In the current NEMT system, 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical care every year due to poor access to transportation. Current incumbents in this space require patients to book transportation at least four days prior to their appointment. Following the appointment, patients are stranded several hours before their driver arrives. “The inefficiencies in this industry are enormous and patients have no voice or alternative,” said Anya Babbitt, SPLT’s CEO. “Patient trust is what we plan to bring back to the NEMT experience.” SPLT and Lyft are focused on the reduction of pre-booking times to a matter of hours and patient wait time to minutes.
While busy launching a new partnership with Lyft, Ms. Babbitt also found time to speak at the United Nations Young Leaders Assembly. Watch her speech here – and keep your eyes on this amazing company and young, female CEO!