Drones Healthcare Carilion Clinic and DroneUp
Carillon Clinic Teams With DroneUp to Advance Healthcare with Drones
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Carilion Clinic has partnered with drone delivery leader DroneUp to explore potential drone applications to improve health care delivery in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The two companies are conducting a three-week proof-of-concept study to test the efficacy of delivering essential medical supplies using drone technology. The study will examine the use of drones in lowering delivery times and expenses while allowing caregivers more time with their patients.
“While we’re starting in Roanoke and are focused on internal deliveries, this study could have broader applications,” said Emergency Medicine VP Paul Davenport. “Curiosity is a core value of Carilion’s, and this discovery period will encourage us to be curious about how drones could deliver goods directly to patients who don’t have transportation or who live in remote locations. We’re asking…