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There are 5,534 registered domestic hospitals, according to the American Hospital Association. Each one of those facilities is estimated to generate up to 25 pounds of waste per day per patient. The math seems to indicate that health care centers produce an endless stream of garbage at an unsustainable rate. Furthermore, it’s only one industry and one waste source in an ever-growing country, struggling to find solutions to landfill overload. As regulations tighten to relieve the burden trash puts on our ecosystem, planners and buyers are searching for eco-friendly solutions to medical facility equipment and materials.
As summer winds down, back-to-school preparations are well underway for parents and children. To prepare children for a successful school year, parents should be encouraged to make their children's eye health a priority through vision screening tests. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, vision assessment should begin as young as 12 months. Good vision dramatically improves a child’s ability to learn and their overall well-being. However, children are often unaware of vision issues, especially if they are unable to communicate.
Value-Based Healthcare is a healthcare delivery model in which providers are paid based on patient outcomes. Its purpose is to improve quality while lowering healthcare costs. This has been around since 2010 and has been steadily gaining momentum. Healthcare systems that have embraced this concept have been focusing on 3 things; improving outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and lowering costs.
Electronic waste or ‘e-waste” has become a growing problem for landfills and recycling centers. As electronics age, fail or become obsolete they need disposal. If not adequately handled, e-waste has the potential to leak toxic metal alloys and other components into groundwater sources. While this sounds entirely avoidable, more than 20 million tons of e-waste are produced annually. This includes waste from such sources as hospitals, medical practices, and nursing homes. How can you minimize the potential pitfalls in disposing of outdated and broken electronics? Follow recycling mandates and guidelines while outfitting your facility with compliant and greener solutions to electronic necessities.
According to the American Hospital Association’s guide, Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals, healthcare facilities generate up to 25 pounds of waste per day per patient. What if we made a goal to lessen waste by thinking green from the very beginning, during the planning and purchasing stage?
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In a professional setting, 97 percent of employees found that the quality of collaboration impacted the outcome of a task or project for better or for worse, according to a Salesforce Work.com study. Effective collaboration between stakeholders lays the foundation for successful projects, especially in the healthcare industry where challenges are constantly evolving, and meaningful partnerships are critical to overcoming issues.
It’s a simple concept, warming IV fluids to help prevent hypothermia and provide therapeutic comforts. The upfront costs and questionable sustainability are often viewed as a barrier to implementing and maintaining traditional in-line fluid warmers. Common systems introduce a steady stream of captive disposables into waste streams and cost thousands of dollars annually in medical supplies. Enthermics Medical Systems has found the solution with their newest version of ivNow.
WARWICK, R.I. (May 15, 2017) – Together, CME Corp (CME) and Alliant Purchasing (Alliant) are excited to announce an agreement that will provide expedited service and coveted biomedical expertise to Alliant’s network of over 10,000 members.