One technology that is fast-becoming a favorite for many seniors is the ride-sharing option- be it Uber or Lyft. For those of you with smartphones, hailing a car to take you to an appointment or restaurant is as easy as clicking a few buttons. And now Uber has announced a step-up in its drive (pun intended!) to become essential to your everyday life. This past week saw the arrival of Uber Health, a new service for hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers who will be able to contact Uber to order and schedule transport for patients to and from health care appointments. It’s been estimated that over 3.5 million doctor appointments are missed each year due to transportation problems, and Uber aims to tackle that problem, for the benefit of patients and the bottom line of providers. Partnerships with Uber are just getting underway, and clearly, this system won’t work for those with significant disabilities or those in need of emergency care, but it should go a long way toward addressing the dilemma of how to get vulnerable patients to their healthcare providers. Read more about this new Uber program Here and see what Lyft is also doing to ease the way for transport to the doctor Here. Finally, you may not yet see it in your area, but down the road, you will eventually see the arrival of driverless cars to shepherd you back and forth. For a sense of what it feels like to ride in a driverless vehicle, Watch Here.