Healthcare Purchasing News cites the ‘importance of developing sustainable solutions and implementing effective recycling programs… in helping healthcare facilities reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their sustainability goals’ – in a recent article that provides an overview of the potential challenges and rewards for how today’s healthcare system can “go green”.

The article notes that “several provider and supplier experts report that cost and convenience — perceived and actual — play key roles in shaping sustainable product purchasing patterns”.

Further, healthcare organizations, “may not have a clear and thorough education and understanding about what constitutes and defines environmentally friendly, green, sustainable products and where to get them. “ One solution to this is education, which Reston, VA-based Greenhealth Exchange (GX)a GPO dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable products, is addressing since this since its debut last year. Read More.