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In the Press

November 2022

FDA Needs To Undo Incentives For Single-Use Products, Device Reprocessing Expert Says

November 16th, 2022|

Medtech Insight sat down with Dan Vukelich, president and CEO of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors, to discuss the need for sustainable alternatives to limit [...]

October 2022

Medical Device Reprocessing Industry’s Green Servitization Model Provides Better Value for Hospitals, Lowers Carbon Footprint and Costs, Among Findings in Recently Published Study

October 31st, 2022|

[October 31, 2022 // Washington, DC and Berlin] A new study, published in the Journal Sustainability, provides the first detailed analysis of the trend toward [...]

MedCity News: Reprocessing beyond cost savings: Growing supply chain resilience

October 24th, 2022|

Supply chain resilience has become a key concept in healthcare today. This is because the pandemic (and the post-pandemic) realities of securing necessary supplies have [...]

Healthcare Purchasing News: Global commitment to climate resiliency of healthcare facilities

October 17th, 2022|

The World Health Organization (WHO) and over 20 leaders from governments and international organizations agreed and called for action to increase climate resilience of health-care [...]

International Finance Corporation: Circular Economy: A Greener Medical Device Industry & Better

October 4th, 2022|

In the first webisode, Daniel J. Vukelich, President of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessing, will outline the need for hospitals to extend the life [...]

September 2022

HHS Report to Hospitals: Over Reliance on “Single-Use” Medical Devices Leads to Supply Chain Disruptions/Greater Emissions; Reprocessing among Solutions Noted to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Health Sector

September 27th, 2022|

[Washington, D.C. -- 27 September, 2022] A new report from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued by the Agency for Healthcare [...]

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment: Environmental Footprint of Regular and Intensive Inpatient Care in a Large US Hospital

September 27th, 2022|

Abstract Purpose Environmental sustainability is a growing concern to healthcare providers, given the health impacts of climate change and air pollution, and the sizable footprint [...]

Healthcare Purchasing News: AHRQ releases primer targeting healthcare’s carbon footprint

September 24th, 2022|

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), today released a primer to help healthcare [...]

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Reducing Healthcare Carbon Emissions: A Primer on Measures and Actions for Healthcare Organizations to Mitigate Climate Change

September 23rd, 2022|

The climate crisis is the single greatest public health challenge of the 21st century. As a significant contributor to climate change, the healthcare sector faces [...]

Ways & Means Committee: Following Request for Information, New Ways and Means Report Examines the U.S. Health System’s Role in the Climate Crisis

September 18th, 2022|

WASHINGTON, DC—The Ways and Means Committee releaseda new report detailing the role the U.S. health system plays in the climate crisis. After issuing a request for information back [...]

Yale Center on Climate Change and Health: Dr. Jodi Sherman to participate in Congressional hearing on America’s health care infrastructure

September 15th, 2022|

Dr. Jodi Sherman, Director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, is among the invited experts asked to participate in the House Committee on [...]

AAMI ARRAY: ST98: New Standard in Medical Device Cleaning Spotlights ‘Clean’ for Manufacturers

September 8th, 2022|

When it comes to processing multi-use medical devices, sterilization often gets the splashy headlines, but cleaning is just as—if not more—important, and with ANSI/AAMI ST98:2022, [...]

Oxford Academic: Sustainability Prize 3 Surgeons’ Awareness and Opinions on Sustainability in Surgery: The ECOS-Surgery Global Survey

September 1st, 2022|

Abstract Aims Healthcare is one of the largest waste-generating activities contributing to climate change, with surgery the most energy-intense sector. This international survey aimed to [...]

August 2022

Pub Med: Current Practices and Expectations to Reduce Environmental Impact of Electrophysiology Catheters: Results From an EHRA/LIRYC European Physician Survey

August 31st, 2022|

The healthcare sector accounts for nearly 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and is a significant contributor to complex waste. Reducing the environmental impact [...]

AAMI: ST98: New Standard in Medical Device Cleaning Spotlights ‘Clean’ for Manufacturers

August 25th, 2022|

When it comes to processing multi-use medical devices, sterilization often gets the splashy headlines, but cleaning is just as—if not more—important, and with ANSI/AAMI ST98:2022, [...]

Health Care Without Harm: Designing a Net Zero Roadmap for Healthcare: Technical Methodology and Guidance

August 22nd, 2022|

Since the industrial revolution, anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have risen dramatically. As the most significant contributory factor to our changing climate, these gases have [...]