The pilot program launched by Baxter International and Northwestern Medicine in Chicago resulted in the recycling of more than 170,000 IV bags. Baxter is now working to expand the program in the Chicago area to further validate the process and economic viability of the program.
The MedTech industry has grown too comfortable with “essential use” exemptions and is ignoring the growing liability, supply chain and regulatory risk of PFAS use in medical devices and manufacturing facilities.
A recent study from Ethicon and the Cleveland Clinic outlined opportunities and barriers to better sustainability practices in operating rooms. We spoke with Vishnu Kalra, President, U.S. Ethicon, to learn more about the study’s findings, Ethicon’s efforts to develop more sustainable products and practices, and how other companies can get started.
At Device Talks Boston in May, Ronald Kurz, Sr. Director and GM at Canon Virginia, Kathryn Unger, Sr. Mgr. of Global ESG Communications at Boston Scientific, and David Ettl, COO at Gradian Health System, addressed the question, how can we make medical products sustainable?
Only one third of “The State of ESG in Manufacturing” survey respondents have high confidence in the quality and accuracy of their supply chain data. This article summarizes the risks of poor data, the seven elements that contribute to siloed data, and the associated regulatory risks.
New directives and guidance aim to connect patients, physicians and other stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem with a consistently up-to-date information source for product and safety information that isn’t dependent on paper. Schlafender Hase’s Peter Muller explores the promise of e-labeling and practical next steps required to deliver on these directives.
Under the leadership of Jeff Thompson, MD, Gundersen Health System reduced its greenhouse gases by 95% and was nationally recognized for higher quality care and lower costs. Here Dr. Thompson and Urvashi Bhatnagar, DPT, MBA, author of The Sustainability Scorecard: How Firms can Implement and Profit from Unexpected Solutions, share the strategies and organizational mindset needed to advance sustainability in health care.
Reusable medical devices have many notable advantages. However, they’re not appropriate in all cases. This article discusses some factors designers should consider to make their products as profitable and useful as possible.
It is critical for leaders in the medtech space to ensure that nonviable medical devices and equipment are destroyed properly, while focusing on long-term sustainability goals.
When a company does not take action to become more environmentally responsible, it risks losing access to global markets.