Wellspan Is Rolling Out Pennsylvania’s First Med Delivery by Drone

WellSpan Health is partnering with Zipline, the world’s largest autonomous delivery service, to use Zipline’s electric, autonomous drones to transport prescriptions directly to patients’ homes and move lab samples and medical products between its facilities. WellSpan is the first health system to introduce this type of technology and delivery system at scale in Pennsylvania. Read more.

The post Wellspan Is Rolling Out Pennsylvania’s First Med Delivery by Drone appeared first on Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

Related Articles

Regulating Autonomous Vehicles Must Address Safety for Everyone, Total Emissions

Pedestrian fatalities have increased 50% since 2009. Autonomous vehicles—those driven by automated driving systems rather than a human—are often suggested as a solution by politicians, planners, even some safety advocates. But with our nation’s struggle to regulate the automobile industry and failure to protect people walking, many worry about the decades-long shift to autonomous vehicles …
The post Regulating Autonomous Vehicles Must Address Safety for Everyone, Total Emissions appeared first on Salud America.

5 Essential Frameworks for Preventing Violent Child Death

The U.S. has a violent child death problem. Developing strategies to prevent violent child deaths death from firearms and traffic crashes is a demanding task that requires consideration of numerous upstream, interrelated, and tangential issues. To help safety advocates develop strategies to prevent violent child death, we compiled five frameworks to help: Understand and explain …
The post 5 Essential Frameworks for Preventing Violent Child Death appeared first on Salud America.

Electric Cars: A Vehicle for Environmental Justice

The climate crisis is especially impacting Latinos and other people of color. Despite being low contributors to the rate of emissions—toxins that are one of the main issues spurring global warming—they are experiencing worse health outcomes, due to rising temperatures and extreme weather events. This is why advocates have been calling for environmental justice, a …
The post Electric Cars: A Vehicle for Environmental Justice appeared first on Salud America.

Pennsylvania’s WellSpan Health and Evangelical Community Hospital Announce Definitive Agreement to Combine Health Systems

WellSpan Health and Evangelical Community Hospital have entered into a definitive agreement to enhance community-based health care across the region. Pending regulatory approval, Evangelical Community Hospital will become WellSpan Evangelical […]
The post Pennsylvania’s WellSpan Health and Evangelical Community Hospital Announce Definitive Agreement to Combine Health Systems appeared first on Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

As Social Need Screening Advances, Transportation Remains an Afterthought

Some big changes in 2022 and 2023 have set up the healthcare sector to advance screening for non-medical social needs in 2024 and beyond. This is great news as we work to address social determinants of health (SDoH), improve health outcomes, and reduce health disparities. But one key social need – transportation – isn’t getting …
The post As Social Need Screening Advances, Transportation Remains an Afterthought appeared first on Salud America.