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The Commonwealth Fund Medical Professional Societies Are Well Positioned to Work Toward Climate Change Reform in Practice and Policy

Clémence Marty-Chastan, Jodi Sherman February 7, 2024
Cardinal Health Fiscal 2023 Environmental, social and governance report (reprocessing news on p. 51) February 2024
Portuguese Council for Health and Environment CPSA publishes Manifesto – 25 proposals for the Legislative Elections January 31, 2024
French Society of Cardiology Position paper on sustainability in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology from the Working Group of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology of the French Society of Cardiology Frédéric Sacher, et al.  January 15, 2024
 Healthcare Business Today Medical Device Reprocessing: Encouraging Competition While Maintaining Quality Lars Thording  January 26, 2024
Heliyon A long road ahead. A German national survey study on awareness and willingness of surgeons towards the carbon footprint of modern surgical procedures Sven Jacob, Sophie Anne Schust, Martin Angele, Jens Werner, Markus Guba, Nikolaus Börner  January 24, 2024
The Commonwealth Fund U.S. Health Care Workers Want Their Employers to Address Climate Change January 24, 2024
Practice Greenhealth 2023 Sustainability Benchmark Report Finds Reprocessing Reduces Costs, Waste January 18, 2024
Medtech Insight FDA’s LDT Proposal, AI Oversight, Cybersecurity Top US Regulatory Interests In 2024 Feat. Daniel Vukelich January 12, 2024
MedCity News New Healthcare Climate Initiatives Lack Teeth, But They’re Paving the Way Lars Thording December 26, 2023
Australian Manufacturing NZ’s medical device remanufacturer Medsalv comes to Victoria December 13, 2023
Kanakkupillai Implementing Circular Economy Principles in India’s Medical Device Sector Diksha Khiatani December 8, 2023
LinkedIn In France, Prohibition of Remanufacturing Single-Use Medical Devices Betrays Country’s Climate Agenda. Now, a New Policy Offers Hope. Daniel Vukelich December 1, 2023
American Medical Association Promoting the Use of Multi-Use Devices and Sustainable Practices in the Operating Room December 2023
Energy World Healthcare Decarbonisation poised for increased adoption in the next decade Karan Thakur November 29, 2023
The Good Men Project As Hospital Systems Begin to Grapple With Medical Waste, Environmentalists Call for Tighter Regulations Will Atwater November 26, 2023
Upstream Championing Reuse in Healthcare November 2, 2023
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
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National Academy of Medicine Sustainability Journey Map November 2023
The Joint Commission Sustainable Healthcare Certification November 2023
Healthcare Purchasing News If green is the new black, why are some seeing red? Rick Dana Barlow October 27, 2023
AMDR Comments to SAHPRA Regarding Proposed Medical Device Regulations and Reprocessing Association of Medical Device Reprocessors October 27, 2023
The White House Readout of the White House Convening on Right to Repair October 25, 2023
Hogan Lovells’ Engage The emergence of environmental criteria in the pricing of medical devices Charlotte Damiano, Saliha Rhaimoura October 19, 2023
Sounding the alarm about disposable plastic in the health care industry Jim Shelton October 10, 2023
Medical Device Network Innovative Health and NotiSphere partner reducing the impact of medical device recalls Kiays Khalil October 6, 2023
Anbud365 Two collisions – on our way to the climate goals Anbud365 Editors October 6, 2023
BMJ How to make “single use” surgical items more sustainable Jennifer Taylor October 2, 2023
Med City News Medtech Manufacturers Thrive While Hospitals Shutter—and Patients Suffer. Here’s What Needs to Be Done Lars Thording September 29, 2023
Anbud365 Allowing the reuse of disposable equipment in hospitals can provide a 30% climate benefit Bente Hayes September 25, 2023
MedTech Dive EU antitrust officials make surprise inspections at cardiovascular device company Susan Kelly September 20, 2023
The Sustainable Healthcare Podcast The Future of Reprocessing Healthcare with Lars Thording @Innovtive Health Lars Thording and Frederik van Deurs September 18, 2023
Forbes The Joint Commission Launches Certification In Sustainability For U.S. Hospitals Bruce Japsen September 18, 2023
Sleep Review Sleep Medicine’s Path to Environmental Sustainability Sree Roy September 13, 2023
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry A Look at Updated Standards for Reusable Medical Devices Bob Kronemyer September 11, 2023
MedTech Dive US signs consent decree requiring EPA to finalize ethylene oxide rule by March Nick Paul Taylor August 28, 2023
Medica Sustainable endoscopy: Würzburg University Hospital reduces CO2 footprint August 22, 2023
Risk Management and Healthcare Policy Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Single-Use and Multi-Use Surgical Staplers with Staple Line Buttressing in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Meissner M, Hafermann J, Silas U, Saunders R August 4, 2023
Health Care Business News Healthcare climate accountability starts with suppliers Lars Thording July 28, 2023
CBC A reusable stitch in time saves nine? U.K. hospital sterilizing suture kits to reduce waste Prapti Bamaniya July 23, 2023
Remanufacturing Industries Council Webinar – Remanufacturing Sectors: Medical Devices July 20, 2023
Fierce Healthcare ‘Podnosis’: How reprocessing can reduce waste, and choice architecture and incentive design Teresa Carey July 19, 2023
Medical Design & Outsourcing Medical device reprocessing design tips from Cardinal Health’s Sustainable Technologies Jim Hammerand July 18, 2023
Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network Trending NOW: Lars Thording, VP of Marketing and Public Affairs at Innovative Health July 16, 2023
Orillia Matters Ontario Medical Association calls for action on climate change Ken Gillis July, 14, 2023
Politico Accelerating Action to Decarbonize Healthcare in the U.S. Kate Silver July 12, 2023
European Commission Add 1 – MDCG Position Paper on the application of Art.97 MDR to legacy devices for which the MDD or AIMDD certificate expires before the issuance of a MDR certificate Medical Device Coordination Group June 30, 2023
LinkedIn Drive to Use More Reprocessed “Single-Use” Medical Devices Takes Center Stage at CleanMed23 Daniel J. Vukelich June 29, 2023
MedTech Dive EU MDR costs could cause device shortages for children, medical groups warn Elise Reuter June 29, 2023
MedTech Dive Proposed EtO limits garner criticism from device industry, praise from occupational health groups Elise Reuter June 27, 2023
Healthcare Purchasing News Shifting strategies and sites for reprocessing success Kara Nadeau June 23, 2023
Medical Insight  To Reuse, Or Not To Reuse: The Pros And Cons Of Reprocessed Endoscopic Devices Brian Bossetta June 22, 2023
National Academy of Medicine Carbon Accounting 101
Modern Healthcare July 20, 2023 Webinar: The ‘E’ of ESG: Addressing healthcare’s impact on the climate crisis
MedTech Dive EPA’s proposed ethylene oxide regulations may cost sterilizers more than estimated: Moody’s Elise Reuter June 9, 2023
FDA.gov Non-sterile, Single-use Pneumatic Tourniquet Cuffs Conservation Strategies – Letter to Health Care Providers U.S. Food and Drug Administration June 5, 2023
Creating a safe circular economy for small medical devices Loughborough University June 1, 2023
Wellness Warrior What Is Reprocessing And Why Is It Important In A Medical Process? Jane Summerfield June 2023
Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment Reducing Single-Use Materials in Medicine and Healthcare June 2023
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry The Effect of Climate Change on Medical Device Manufacturing Katie Hobbins May 31, 2023
Health Care Without Harm Catalyzing Collective Action to Decarbonize Healthcare May 25, 2023
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry NAM Recommends Reprocessing as Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Katie Hobbins May 24, 2023
MedTech Intelligence Developing Sustainable Medical Devices May 24, 2023
Fierce Healthcare A ‘reckoning’ in healthcare: The climate crisis and what the industry can do about it Anastassia Gliadkovskaya May 13, 2023
Medical Device Network Understanding updates on medical device labelling Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe May 11, 2023
Med Device Online Sustainable Technologies: Reprocessing Medical Devices To Reduce Healthcare’s Carbon Footprint And Drive Cost Savings May 10, 2023
Infection Control Today AAMI ST108: Updating Water Quality for Reprocessing Medical Devices Tori Whitacre Martonicz May 8, 2023
Fierce Healthcare ‘Podnosis’: Healthcare’s Relationship to Climate Change Teresa Carey May 3, 2023
Healthcare Business News Mixed Verdict in Philips Trade Secret Lawsuit Puts ‘Right to Repair’ in Spotlight Gus Iversen May 3, 2023
MedTech Dive Great Britain Proposes Allowing CE Marks Until 2030 to Minimize Brexit Disruption Nick Paul Taylor
Kaiser Permanente Catalyzing Collective Action to Decarbonize Healthcare May 2023
Fierce Healthcare Facing Industry Pushback, Joint Commission Plans to Introduce Proposed Sustainability Measures as Optional Anastassia Gliadkovskaya April 27, 2023
Healthcare Business News Medsource Joins Encore Medical Device Repair April 27, 2023
MD Publishing, Inc. Right to Repair: What You Need to Know and How to Contribute April 25,2023
Inergency The Extent to Which Circular Economy Principles Have Been Applied in the Design of Medical Devices for Low-Resource Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Systematic Review April 24, 2023
Technology Today STEMart Announces Medical Device Reprocessing Validation Services Stacy Horme April 21, 2023
Eurofins Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices: Case Studies Overview to Meet Regulatory Challenges April 19, 2023
OR Manager Single-use items contribute two-thirds of carbon footprint in the OR Judy Mathias April 18, 2023
Medical Design & Outsourcing How MedTech Giant Cardinal Health is Prioritizing Sustainability Jim Hammerand April 18, 2023
PR Newswire Upstream Announces Finalists for The Reusies® 2023 Awards April 18, 2023
Repertoire Henry Schein Champions Sustainable Business Practices with the Launch of Practice Green in North America April 17, 2023
Independent Two-Thirds of NHS Operations’ Carbon Footprint from Single-Use Items – Study Danny Halpin April 14, 2023
National Academies National Academies Launch New Climate Crossroads Initiative Hannah Fuller April 12, 2023
BioWorld EPA Preparing to Crack Down on Emissions of Ethylene Oxide Mark McCarty April 12, 2023
MedTech Dive FDA Starts Device Sterilization Pilot Program to Help Industry Adapt to EtO Emission Clampdown Nick Paul Taylor April 12, 2023
MedTech Dive Medical Device Groups Say ‘The Stakes Are High’ with New EtO Regulations Elise Reuter April 11, 2023
Canadian Medical Association Journal Improper Disposal of Medical Waste Costs Health Systems and the Environment Diana Duong April 11, 2023
Baker & McKenzie Spain: New Royal Decree on Medical Devices March 27, 2023
Medical Product Outsourcing Growing the Circular Economy in Device Design and Manufacturing Requires Policy, Thinking Shifts Daniel J. Vukelich March 10, 2023
Healthcare Digital Magazine Daniel J. Vukelich on the Reprocessing of Medical Devices Helen Sydney Adams March 9, 2023
Clinical Pharmacy and Medical Devices Reprocessing of single-use medical devices March 7, 2023
Médecine, Chirurgie et Obstétrique 1, 2, 3 Questions – Dan Vukelich Daniel J. Vukelich February 27, 2023
Businesswire New Website Offers Hospital Purchasing Decision Makers, Health and Environmental Policy Leaders, Resources to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lower Costs through Increased Use of Reprocessed “Single-Use” Medical Devices AMDR February 27, 2023
Healthcare Purchasing News Innovative Health Recognizes Hospitals Dedicated to Reprocessing Innovative Health February 24, 2023
Orthopedic Design & Technology How Orthopedics Could Lead the Way Toward Healthcare Joining the Circular Economy Akshat Jain February 17, 2023
The Journal Eye Single-Use Versus Reuse of Instruments in Ophthalmic Surgery Rajiv Raman, Chetan Rao, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Suber Huang, Tarun Sharma February 8, 2023
GlobeNewswire Northeast Scientific Inc. Awarded 510(k) Clearance to Reprocess the Eagle Eye Platinum RX Digital IVUS Catheter Northeast Scientific February 6, 2023
UK.gov Policy Paper: Medical Technology Strategy UK Department of Health & Social Care February 3, 2023
TechNation Biomed 101: Hospitals Urgently Need Circular Economy Solutions, Right to Repair Medical Devices Daniel J. Vukelich February 1, 2023
Healthcare Purchasing News Mission Improcessable Scott Tomko January 24, 2023
PR Newswire Tri-City Medical Center names Medline as a prime vendor Medline January 17, 2023
General Surgery News How Attention to Water Quality and Reprocessing Can Reduce Patient Harm, Long-Term Costs David Taylor January 6, 2023
Annual Review of Public Health Sustainable and Resilient Health Care in the Face of a Changing Climate Jodi Sherman, Andrea MacNeill, Paul D. Biddinger, Ozlem Ergun, Renee N. Salas, Matthew Eckelman January 2023