HealthLeaders Media October 21, 2019
Mandy Roth

Four healthcare organizations announce agreements with UPS to test unmanned flights to accelerate service and innovation.

Less than three weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration certified a UPS subsidiary to operate a drone airline, it appears that healthcare organizations are lining up like jets on the tarmac, ready to pilot unmanned test flights. Today CVS Health, Kaiser Permanente, University of Utah Health, and wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen announced agreements with UPS Flight Forward, the UPS subsidiary dedicated to drone operations.

UPS also announced formation of a business unit dedicated to healthcare, as well as special technology services to help healthcare customers better track sensitive drone shipments.

The healthcare sector is its primary target as UPS rolls out this novel delivery...