A new Practice Greenhealth tool identifies the costs of medical devices from an environmental perspective


Source: Jeff Ferenc, H&HN Magazine

Leading health care sustainability steward Practice Greenhealth, Reston Va., rolled out a new tool to help hospitals simplify purchasing of green products and evaluate their life-time costs compared with other market choices.

The Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator allows hospitals and health systems to analyze costs of products, equipment and devices beyond the purchase price.

The calculator also can analyze, if applicable, the cost of maintenance, water usage, energy and disposal. The free tool, which is available to all hospitals and health care systems, was unveiled at an online demonstration and trade press briefing Wednesday.

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