CVS Health is joining forces with UPS to test several different applications for drone delivery, including sending certain products directly to patients. UPS' Flight Forward program earned the first certification by the U.S. government to operate a drone airline earlier this month, and since then it's built out its infrastructure and capabilities.
More than 15 million U.S. adults require some degree of personal care, whether it’s from a friend, family member or paid caregiver. But factors such as the worsening caregiver shortage and the fragmentation of services are making formalized care harder to receive.
The collaboration is funded through a three-year, $1.1 million grant and will support scientific research examining how to make digital health technology more accessible and useful for residents of urban and rural underserved communities across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee.