FirstHealth of the Carolinas recently launched a pilot program for drone delivery of lab specimens from FirstHealth Convenient Care – Pinehurst and FirstHealth Internal Medicine to the Moore Regional Hospital laboratory.

It began May 12, 2023, making it the second health care system in the state to use drones for lab delivery. FirstHealth hopes to discover if drone delivery has the potential to improve turnaround time for patients’ test results, save time for hospital staff, and to assess how easily the delivery system can be implemented.

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