Saving money while creating a healthier office & climate: Florida Medical Association’s Green Doctor Office Program In the last 2-4 weeks I’ve reflected on a consistent theme that I’ve encountered in the area of health care that goes beyond what the industry traditionally sees as its role, and that is the leadership of individual, dedicated … Continue reading The Green Doctor Office Program – MyGreenDoctor.org helps medical practices across the US prevent care before it’s needed
I really enjoyed putting these together because I learned so much in the process. And I thank the American College of Preventive Medicine ( @ACPM_HQ ) for allowing me to practice it for the first time to an understanding audience. Slide share version plus click through version below (I like the slide table view so … Continue reading My slides from presentation : #GreenHC – Healthy Environments, Healthy People
I (and many others in the social media space) don’t really like stock photography. The problem with it is that it isn’t real, so what does it illustrate except that someone somewhere was in a studio pretending to do something. I wrote about this previously: (See: Health care is usually not a stock photo (of … Continue reading Not using stock photography: Better images to talk about green in health care #greenHC
From my LEAN training, I’ve learned to always ask “Why?” and this topic is no different for me. I did not train at a place where sustainability was emphasized, so I asked why it’s emphasized where I work now, Kaiser Permanente. Answer: this is in our DNA, too The first images are from the Sidney … Continue reading #greenHC Part 7 (last one): Why am I interested?
Deliberately avoiding the term “greening” as too much like “tree-hugging,” Dr. (David) Pencheon (head of NHS’s Sustainable Development Unit) argues that whole new models of care are needed, with new financial incentives that reward medical behaviour that benefits both human health and the environment. (Moynihan R. The greening of medicine. BMJ. 2012;344(jan16 1):d8360-d8360.) #greenHC is … Continue reading #greenHC part 5: An ounce of preventing preventive care equals megatons of CO2 saved
Global Climate Change and Health Conference – American College of Preventive Medicine – Agenda for February 22, 2012 Conference
This is part 4 in a series on health care and climate change, or “Prevention is the new health information technology,” based on my learning prior to ACPM2012. You can see all the posts here. A goal of health information technology may be prevention, however, health information technology can support prevention by making health care … Continue reading #greenhealthcare part 4: Health Information Technology helps health care be green