23 Aug '11, 6pm

Green Hospital Supply Chains Get New Focus from Industry Group

Green Hospital Supply Chains Get New Focus from Industry Group

Taking a cue from Kaiser's efforts to green its supply chain, advocacy group Practice Greenhealth began a broad effort today to help the healthcare industry build environmental values into the way medical supplies are purchased. Practice Greenhealth launched the Greening the Supply Chain Initiative , which aims to create a vibrant marketplace for "environmentally preferable" products in the healthcare industry. The organization says it will "provide a common set of tools for purchasers, suppliers and manufacturers" to incorporate an environmental perspective when evaluating products of all types used in the sector. Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit with more than 1,100 members representing 20 percent of the U.S. healthcare market. The group's Greening the Supply Chain Initiative intends to bring together manufacturer, supplier and buyer representatives to develop a set o...

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