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The Redox Podcast: Episode 10 – Using transportation to improve healthcare access and outcomes with Ankit Mathur of Roundtrip

Posted February 26, 2020
By Niko Skievaski

Key Moments

01:55 – How Roundtrip got started
04:41 – Getting a multi-sided network off the ground
09:25 – Roundtrip’s early milestones
19:09 – Attracting providers, patients, and transportation services to participate
27:45 – The importance of value-based care
35:15 – How the network effect propels Roundtrip’s go-to-market strategy
38:27 – What’s ahead for Roundtrip?


“When you start seeing the network effect, you start to realize that putting the patient at the center and this idea of interoperability, you realize that there’s such an opportunity to provide true value for that member of the patient population.” 

Ankit Mathur

Every day, 10,000 patients miss or delay necessary health care due to a lack of proper transportation. The cost to the United States healthcare system last year because of missed medical appointments and unfulfilled prescriptions was a staggering $150 billion.

But this problem goes way beyond dollars and cents. The greater concern is the health of millions of patients who aren’t getting the care and medication they need – simply because they don’t have a ride.

In 2016, Ankit Mathur, Angela Damiano, and Mark Switaj banded together to design a ride ordering solution that improves access to care. The company they founded is Roundtrip. Ankit, Roundtrip’s chief technology officer, recently sat down with me to share their story.

Roundtrip is making a significant difference in the quality of care for patients. MedCity just reported that they’re saving Contra Costa 25% over taxi and bus vouchers, in preliminary results. We look forward to watching the company grow in the years ahead. Our thanks to Ankit Mathur for joining us on The Redox Podcast!