Sustainability

Mar 18, 2020
Value Analysis programs are charged with evaluating products and services while balancing cost, quality, and outcomes in the decision. The quality of the products and the outcomes from using the products cannot be compromised, but today’s environment within health care dictates that cost is a…
Mar 3, 2020
Their goals and objectives are tied directly to the organization’s overall goals Within successful supply chains there is no question as to how their goals and objectives support the organization’s overall goals. Each one can be tied directly to an organizational goal and they look beyond the…
Feb 18, 2020
Sustainability is now on the list of factors that many health care supply chain professionals consider when making purchasing decisions. This has led to a shift towards environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP). Supply chain can show great leadership by directing efforts to promote and achieve…
Dec 30, 2019
In light of the closure of some facilities that use gas ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices prior to their distribution and use, the FDA is looking at the future availability of medical devices and the possibility of medical device shortages. This webinar highlights potential…
Dec 16, 2019
Collaborating with clinicians in the adoption of best practice of anesthesia gas administration during surgery requires consideration of multiple factors, including clinical efficacy, environmental impact, and cost of care. Significant practice variations among clinicians exist without strong,…
Dec 2, 2019
In light of closures and potential closures of certain facilities that use gas ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices prior to their distribution and use, the FDA is concerned about the future availability of medical devices and possible medical device shortages. 
Oct 27, 2019
Embark on a learning and educational effort to understand the challenges and opportunities to purchase “more sustainable” electronics. EPEAT is the eco-label managed by the Green Electronics Council. Understanding EPEAT criteria is a good way to get an overview on the many complex and important…
Oct 27, 2019
Learn about the challenges and benefits of purchasing flame-retardant-free (FR-free) furniture and fabrics in the health care supply chain. The health effects of flame retardant chemicals include carcinogenicity, endocrine and reproductive effects, and neurological and developmental disorders.…
Oct 27, 2019
Understand the issues that frame the imperative to engage in the process of purchasing sustainable products and services in the health care supply chain. Whether your organizational culture dictates that you’ll have more success if you start from the bottom-up, or top-down, you must have at least a…
Oct 27, 2019
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are an increasing concern to health care professionals. Your health care institution can contribute to the solution of reducing antibiotic overuse by buying meat raised without the routine use of non-therapeutic antibiotics. Download Quick Guide