Source: Adam Rubenfire, Modern Healthcare

Practice Greenhealth has made yet another move into supply chain with the expected launch of a tool that helps hospitals forecast the total cost of using and maintaining a product, beyond just the purchase price.

The Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator will let hospitals compare the often-hidden costs that come with purchasing equipment, such as maintenance, energy, water use and disposal. The Reston, Virginia-based not-for-profit, which helps its hospital members implement sustainable best practices, hopes the tool will help hospitals see the benefit of “green products” in reducing long-term costs…

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