September 22, 2023 — Innovative Health, Inc. launched a new educational initiative and free online tool to help hospital leaders better understand, quantify, and improve environmental sustainability within their electrophysiology (EP) labs. Specifically, the initiative includes a new online calculator, available here, that enables hospitals to see how much they could reduce their annual carbon footprint via EP device reprocessing.
“In the electrophysiology lab, complex devices have a substantial carbon footprint,” said Innovative Health CEO Rick Ferreira. “Using reprocessed devices in the EP lab can reduce that carbon footprint by more than 50 percent.
“At Innovative Health, we’re committed to giving hospital leaders the information and tools they need to move their environmental sustainability efforts forward in a substantial and quantifiable way,” Ferreira added. “Even a simple tool, like our emissions reduction calculator, can make a huge difference when it comes to arming clients with the knowledge and data they need to make informed decisions.”
Today, healthcare is responsible for almost 5 percent of all carbon emissions, and more than 80 percent of those emissions come from the supply chain. Each device used in a standard EP lab procedure contributes up to the equivalent of 10 pounds of CO2, and an average of 5.9 devices used in EP procedures can be reprocessed, rather than simply being used and discarded. By implementing a complete reprocessing program, EP labs could effectively cut their per-procedure greenhouse gas contribution in half.
ETo learn more about how EP labs can reduce their carbon footprints with EP reprocessing, check out Innovative Health’s informational video and emissions reduction calculator here.
For more information: https://innovative-health.com/