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  • CM14C1-Toward a Greener Operating Room: The Cleveland Clinic Experience

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/04/2014

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - A multidisciplinary panel, including representatives from administration, supply chain, facilities as well as a general surgery resident from a leading health system will present action oriented strategies and organizational approaches toward Greening the OR.

    Session Description

    A multidisciplinary panel, including representatives from administration, supply chain, facilities as well as a general surgery resident from a leading health system will present action oriented strategies and organizational approaches toward Greening the OR.

    Presenters

    Christopher Parkinson, Administrator, Surgical Operations | Stepfanie Baddour, Analyst, Supply Chain Management, Cleveland Clinic | Paul Slebodnik, Director, Facilities Management, Cleveland Clinic | Sofya Asfaw, MD, General Surgery Resident, Cleveland Clinic

    Pricing

    Member:$ 0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14C2-Health Care Resilience in a Changing Climate

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - This session will discuss the impacts of climate change on healthcare organizations; explore ways to reduce the contributory impact of the health care sector to these phenomena; and propose long term strategies and short term implementation plans to make the delivery of health care services more resilient in the face of these challenges.

    Session Description

    This session will discuss the impacts of climate change on healthcare organizations; explore ways to reduce the contributory impact of the health care sector to these phenomena; and propose long term strategies and short term implementation plans to make the delivery of health care services more resilient in the face of these challenges. This session will provide a summary of the presentations and discussion in the pre-conference workshop of the same name, and, although recommended, it is NOT necessary for participants to have attended the pre-conference workshop.

    Presenters

    John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, HHS/NIH | Sarah Slaughter, PhD, President and Executive Director, Built Environment Coalition | Robin Guenther, Principal and Sustainable Healthcare Design Leader, Perkins+Will | Hubert Murray, FAIA, RIBA, Manager of Sustainable Initiatives, Partners HealthCare

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14C3-Inhaled Anesthetics: Big Problem and Big Solutions

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - The health care industry accounts for 8 percent of United States greenhouse gas (GHG) production. This estimate does not, however, account for inhaled anesthetics which are potent greenhouse gases. New Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) research shows that inhaled anesthetics are responsible for the single most significant environmental footprint within the operating room, and may account for as much as a staggering 1 percent of the health care industry's total GHG production.

    Session Description 

    The health care industry accounts for 8 percent of United States greenhouse gas (GHG) production. This estimate does not, however, account for inhaled anesthetics which are potent greenhouse gases. New Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) research shows that inhaled anesthetics are responsible for the single most significant environmental footprint within the operating room, and may account for as much as a staggering 1 percent of the health care industry's total GHG production. Left unmitigated, the costs of a "business as usual" attitude will contribute to the worsening of public health and increase the demand for health services. While environmental public health benefits are not tangibly felt, opportunities exist to reduce the environmental impacts of anesthesia practice and maintain high standards of care. In addition to the latest research explaining the overall contribution of inhaled anesthetics to U.S. greenhouse gas production, mitigation strategies will be reviewed including different Waste Anesthetic Gas (WAG) capturing systems, as well as strategies for alterations in clinical practices.

    Presenters

    Jodi Sherman, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale University, School of Medicine | James Berry, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical School

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14C4-Building Community Partnerships to Advance Sustainability and Promote Healthier Communities

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - Partnerships with community organizations can help advance sustainability efforts within a hospital and build healthier communities.

    Session Description

    Partnerships with community organizations can help advance sustainability efforts within a hospital and build healthier communities. In this session, a physician, a dietitian, and a human resources professional will share their strategies and experience building community partnerships with examples of how such partnerships have advanced sustainability within their organizations, engaged employees and promoted healthier patients, staff and communities.

    Presenters

    Amy Collins, MD, MetroWest Medical Center | Stacia Clinton, RD. LDN, Regional Director, Healthy Food in Health Care Program, Health Care Without Harm | Debbi Perkul, Senior Workforce Development Professional, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14C5-Healthy Interiors: Advancing Transparency and Safer Chemicals in Hospital Furnishings

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - Healthy interiors can contribute to healthier workplaces and to reduced patient exposures. Reducing harmful chemicals in furnishings is an important part of a move to healthy interiors. Health care leaders are increasingly seeking products with a safer environmental profile to meet environmental and safety goals.

    Session Description

    Healthy interiors can contribute to healthier workplaces and to reduced patient exposures. Reducing harmful chemicals in furnishings is an important part of a move to healthy interiors. Health care leaders are increasingly seeking products with a safer environmental profile to meet environmental and safety goals. And progressive business leaders are recognizing the broader benefits to their companies of reducing hazards through the life cycle of a product. To achieve these goals, health care organizations are increasing disclosure requirements for the chemical and material ingredients in the products they purchase and are favoring products that avoid chemicals of concern where available. Purchasers have relied upon a number of tools and materials standards to help guide their decisions, including the Health Product Declaration, LEED credits, the ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Sustainability Standard, and, more recently, the Healthy Hospitals Initiative Safer Chemicals Healthy Interiors Challenge – Healthy Interiors focus area. Transparency and disclosure requests have driven supplier education, a more informed marketplace, and safer materials and products. In this session, leading furniture manufacturers will discuss their experience with various tools and standards, and discuss the role of transparency and reformulation requirements and standards in driving changes in their supply chain.

    Presenters

    Tammy Ayers, CPT, Manager, Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice | Mike Werner, PhD, Senior Sustainability Engineer, Haworth Inc.

  • CM14C7-Reporting as a Management Tool: GRI & SASB TM

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - Ever wondered why sustainability leaders report? Because it's a valuable management tool! In this ninety-minute session, we will discuss the benefits of leveraging reporting frameworks such as SASB and GRI and how they help leaders in health care focus on what matters and organize for success.

    Session Description 

    Ever wondered why sustainability leaders report? Because it's a valuable management tool! In this ninety-minute session, we will discuss the benefits of leveraging reporting frameworks such as SASB and GRI and how they help leaders in health care focus on what matters and organize for success. The panel will feature valued perspectives from across the health care supply chain. In a workshop format, together we will learn how to leverage the GRI and SASB framework as management tools; employ the GRI's Process for Defining Report Content and utilize the SASB standards to identify and prioritize impacts for reporting; recognize opportunities related to material topics; and connect sustainability goals to a broader business model. This session will be delivered through a combination of slide presentation and interactive panel discussions. Come learn how you can take your sustainability management to new heights!

    Presenters

    Mike Wallace, Director, Global Reporting Initiative | Barb Brown, Principal, BrownFlynn | Terri Scannell, Director of Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, VHA | Douglas Park, Director of Education, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14D1-A Patient's Journey Through a Green Organization

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/04/2014

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - Environmental sustainability will be an essential component of successful health care organizations in the future. Sustainable decision-making has both a direct and indirect impact on patients' experience.

    Session Description 

    Environmental sustainability will be an essential component of successful health care organizations in the future. Sustainable decision-making has both a direct and indirect impact on patients' experience. Observing a patient's journey through our greenfocused health care organization from hospital or clinic arrival to the operating room and hospital wards illustrates the impact of these decisions on their experience. Through the eyes of a patient, some results of sustainable decision-making are obvious such as solar panels and the absence of Styrofoam, yet many others take place behind the scenes such as a recycle program for surgical equipment, geothermal heat production, and locally raised food which may be the most impactful. This presentation will highlight the ways in which health care organizations sustainability-minded decisions can reduce the cost of care, fossil fuel consumption, and landfill burden. These decisions have led to our institution's early progress toward true sustainability, and can be implemented while maintaining uncompromising, high-quality surgical care.

    Presenter

    Stephen Shapiro, MD, Physician, Gundersen Health System

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14D2-Nursing and Climate Change

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded 06/04/2014 - This will be a panel discussion amongst four to six nurse leaders focused on climate change and health. The speakers are involved in regional, national, and global efforts to increase climate awareness and mitigate climate change via innovative projects and advocacy efforts.

    Session Description

    This will be a panel discussion amongst four to six nurse leaders focused on climate change and health. The speakers are involved in regional, national, and global efforts to increase climate awareness and mitigate climate change via innovative projects and advocacy efforts. Speakers (and more specific content) will be determined following the completion of the Health Care Without Harm Nurses and Climate Change contest.

    Presenters

    Phoebe Breed, RN, Surgical and Digestive Care Unit, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center | Angela Wan, BSN, RN, MHSA/MS, University of Michigan School of Public Health/School of Natural Resources and Environment | Karen Mckenny, BSN, RN, Nurse Educator Invasive-Non Invasive Cardiology, Fletcher Allen Health Care | Adrian Juarez, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo

    Pricing

    Member:L $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14D3-The Power of Employee Engagement: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - At the North Shore-LIJ Health System, getting the message about sustainability out to 45,000+ employees can be a challenge. Learn how, with consistent messaging, use of social media, partnering with community based organizations, and innovative programming, they were able to start the conversation about sustainability and create green champions across the system.

    Session Description

    At the North Shore-LIJ Health System, getting the message about sustainability out to 45,000+ employees can be a challenge. Learn how, with consistent messaging, use of social media, partnering with community based organizations, and innovative programming, they were able to start the conversation about sustainability and create green champions across the system. Employees can be your biggest asset; or your biggest obstacle. Using case studies, this session will give you the tools you need to effectively engage your employees and harness their enthusiasm and energy to get your sustainability initiatives off the ground. Hear from a leading health system about how they implemented creative programs including the Carbon Footprint Challenge and the Green Workspace Certification program, to spread the message about sustainability to front line workers; what worked, what didn't and what you can do.

    Presenters

    Lisa Burch, MPH, Director, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, North Shore-LIJ Health System | Seema Wadhwa, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, Inova Health System

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14D4-Evaluating the Total Cost of Health Care

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 06/04/2014 - In response to tremendous cost pressures, health care providers have pursued significant savings initiatives including operational efficiencies, staffing reductions, and supply chain efficiency, including rationalization and reduction in price points.

    Session Description

    In response to tremendous cost pressures, health care providers have pursued significant savings initiatives including operational efficiencies, staffing reductions, and supply chain efficiencies, including rationalization and reduction in price points. For many medical products, there are submerged costs that are not always reflected in the price and may not currently be considered during procurement decisions. Providing a framework that brings these submerged costs to the surface during the procurement process could have a significant impact on reducing the total cost of delivering quality health care. To address this gap, a collaborative effort between Practice Greenhealth, GPOs, hospitals, and suppliers is developing a standardized framework to identify submerged costs during acquisition, use, maintenance, and end of life of medical products. We will jointly present the collaborative approach, discuss findings and recommendations, and discuss potential barriers to adoption of this framework.

    Presenters

    Erol Odabasi, Director of Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson's Medical Device & Diagnostics sector | Steven Bergstrom, Director of Sustainability, Intermountain Health Care | Libby Bernick, PE , LEED AP, BD +C, Senior Vice President, North America, Trucost | Beth Eckl, Director, Environmental Purchasing Program, Practice Greenhealth

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29