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October 2022

Hummy Song, PhD │ HP X CHIBE Hybrid Research Seminar

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1104 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA United States

Leapfrogging for Last-mile Delivery in Health Care with Hummy Song, PhD | Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School HYBRID SEMINAR In Person: 1104 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive | Virtual: Attendees may attend via Zoom (https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407) Radical technological innovations may allow leapfrogging over traditional solutions to improve access to quality medical care, especially in hard-to-reach areas. Using data from Rwandan public hospitals, we examine the impact of using drones for the delivery of blood products on inventory management and health outcomes. We find that adopting drone delivery leads to a 62% reduction in on-hand inventory of…

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