Uber released its S-1 form April 11 in preparation to go public.
The ride-share company plans to sell $10 billion in stock. Sources told Reuters the sale could value Uber at up to $100 billion, lower than the $120 billion initially expected by investment bankers due to the poor performance of Lyft’s IPO. Uber lost $1.8 billion in 2018, excluding some transactions, The New York Times reports.
Five notes on Uber’s role in healthcare:
- Uber began its healthcare journey in March 2018 with the launch of Uber Health, which allows healthcare providers to arrange scheduled and on-demand rides for patients with and without smartphones.
- Uber Health’s application programming interface can be integrated into existing healthcare software or used on any internet-enabled device.
- The service is HIPAA-compliant. Here’s how HIPAA applies.
- The company sees healthcare laws and regulations as a potential area of risk as it continues to expand its nonemergency medical transportation offerings.
- The company faces a greater uphill battle on brand perception than its competitor, Lyft, which it references in the IPO. It currently faces a number of investigations and other inquiries, including one alleged case of inappropriately accessing a rape victim’s medical records.
Date: April 15, 2019