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Study: EHRs Can Help Make a ‘Green’ US Health System

Healthcare IT News, 5/4/2011 OAKLAND, CA – An analysis by Kaiser Permanente shows that use of health information technology can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce other important environmental savings. The study, published in the May issue of Health … Continue reading

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Hospital Environmental Sustainability

The Executive Primer on Hospital Environmental Sustainability is an American Hospital Association (AHA) leadership guide for hospital and health system leaders. The vision of the AHA is a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.  One of the many ways … Continue reading

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How Healthcare Impacts the Environment

Hospitals make significant contributions to their communities by providing a wide variety of services.  They are also major employers, with healthcare comprising approximately 16% of the national and regional economy. Hospitals operate all day everyday, making their environmental footprint large in … Continue reading

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Study: Going ‘Green’ May Cut Hospital Costs

By Robert Preidt Johns Hopkins Medicine news release Implementing practical, environmentally friendly practices in operating rooms and other hospital facilities could reduce health-care costs without compromising patient safety, says a new study. In the United States, health-care facilities are a … Continue reading

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