04 May '11, 7pm

Electronic Health Records Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 1.7 Million Tons

The health care industry is responsible for up to eight percent of our country's annual CO2 emissions, but a full transition from paper to electronic medical records could take the industry from major emitter to minor emitter. A new study by Kaiser Permanente found that if electronic health records were implemented across the entire U.S. population, it would reduce CO2 emissions by 1.7 million tons.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/efficiency/3495-electronic-health-...

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