With 17 percent of the marketplace, health care wields major purchasing power. This buying clout puts hospitals and health systems in an excellent position to demand safer, healthier, more environmentally-friendly products from vendors.
Yet few environmental standards exist for medical products. As a result, health care supply chain professionals must often go it alone.
Why Smarter Purchasing
Hospitals can leverage their collective purchasing power to generate demand for healthier and safer products
- The health care sector represents 17 percent of the U.S. marketplace
- Some products marketed to the industry generate unnecessary waste, contain hazardous materials or use excessive energy
- Adoption by the health care sector will drive growing availability and adoption of smarter products