The Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals is a new web-based resource center designed to assist organizations to become “green” facilities, according to the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management. The website, produced by AHRMM, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, and the Association for the Healthcare Environment includes background, sample action plans, target-setting and tracking tools, plus steps organizations can take to improve their sustainability efforts and reduce their environmental impact.

Medical device reprocessing is highlighted as a performance improvement measure that hospital purchasing and environmental services departments can employ to reduce regulated medical waste and optimize operations in an FDA-regulated manner.