The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has tips for how healthcare organizations can cut emissions and achieve net-zero operations by 2050.
The Health and Human Services Department branch recommends healthcare entities—particularly hospitals—establish systems to track and manage greenhouse gas emissions, appoint leaders to oversee progress, set goals and timelines, and invest in technology that measures their environmental impacts.
The AHRQ jointly developed the guidelines, issued Sept. 22 and published in JAMA Nov. 22, with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. A growing number of healthcare institutions are making commitments to significantly decrease their environmental footprints. Here are 5 things hospitals can do to meet those goals, according to the AHRQ. . .
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