Becker's Healthcare August 5, 2022
Giles Bruce and Paige Twenter

It’s time to look up — literally — when it comes to how medical supplies and medications are transported, according to hospital and healthcare leaders using drone delivery.

The medical supply chain has battled numerous disruptions over the last few months, from the IV saline shortage to the scarce supply of a dye used for cancer screenings, while health systems, informed by the experience of COVID-19, look for ways to more quickly get drugs, tests and vaccines to patients.

So several supply chain and IT leaders told Becker’s they’re pursuing drone programs — which are still in their early phases — to expedite and improve patient care.

Early in the pandemic in 2020, Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health became the first...

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