Drone Technology: The Answer to Care Delivery Challenges

Drone Technology: The Answer to Care Delivery Challenges

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, July 03, 2019


Drones are transforming the healthcare transportation system by eliminating the logistic hurdles faced during care delivery practices.

FREMONT, CA: “Traffic is everywhere” this quote has lately gained enormous popularity in every industrial sector. Be it telecommunication or logistics industry; traffic has raffled the steady flow of supply chain, transportation, and freight movements, causing a disruptive ecosystem. Finding solutions to the ever-growing influx of data, automobiles, and digital devices are becoming crucial for sleek and efficient management.

 Wouldn’t it be great if technology can solve not only the population challenges but also increase the efficiency of workflow processes simultaneously? Clinical research and healthcare logistics could gain tremendous growth from such technology.  Hence, to answer this question, developers have introduced drones technology into the delivery packaging framework.

Drones are presently being utilized internationally by various healthcare companies for delivering blood and critical pharmaceutics for sick patients and hospitals located in weakly-accessible terrains. In addition to providing a bridge which links partly-restricted geographies, drone technology is also eliminating the delay caused in highway traffic. Stacking the emergency inventory without delay, the drones indirectly assist doctors and medical professionals in extending their medical services.

Off-site Delivery

The probability of providing efficient transportation during the time of a natural disaster has compelled governments and healthcare teams to integrate drone technology into hospitals. Hence, designers are planning to adopt drone-powered medical clinics in areas prone to floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Off-site delivery services can help stranded patients and doctors to communicate with outside source efficiently, hence increasing the life expectancy and elevating medical efficiency.    

Eliminates Human-Errors

The ability to drop supplies anywhere with automated drones reduces the human error of traditional medical delivery practices. Replacing the nurse to deliver pharmacy and medication to patients will allow the nurse to focus on vital healthcare steps. Also, by eliminating the middleman, drone technology cancels the odds of a patient receiving defective drugs or wrong medications.  

Transports Lab samples

Another time-saving move by integrating drone technology is transporting lab samples like urine, blood, and other body fluids for diagnostic purposes and clinical trials. On-time delivery by drones can reduce the risk of samples getting contaminated during the travels. Even though drone technology is at its infancy, it has shown unlimited potential to unlock various possibilities. 

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