Do you really need to print that? Why Health Care should take a page from the Travel industry

When it comes to being green, Health Care, and supporting service organizations to the Health Care Industry, need to take a page from the Travel Industry.

Travelling serves as an excellent reminder to be conscious of environmental issues and consumption in general.  The amount of trash generated in one cross-Canada flight alone is disturbing, even though airlines are making concerted and very visible efforts to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Hotels have gotten the message as well, and you can’t get on the elevator without reading the hotel environmental policy and to please reuse your towels and linens.   The cynics amongst us like to think that this is all just “green” marketing.  The optimists say “So what?”  If marketing is what it takes to make us think about this issue, then so be it.

Hospitals, like hotels are actively trying to address this issue and are seeking ways to balance the critical need for cleanliness with the equally critical need to help ensure our planet remains fit for habitation.   But what about us – what can Excelleris do to reduce our environmental impact?
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Available Health Care Information for EMR Vendors and Providers in B.C.

We’ve put together a helpful chart for health care providers and EMR vendors showing all the types of health care information available electronically from labs in B.C. Not only does the chart include health care information available from these content sources now, but also when new information is planned for release.

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