“At Philips, we are committed to driving systemic change towards more sustainable and equitable patient care. Through our healthcare technology and expertise, we can help healthcare providers to support their patients with as little impact on the environment as possible,” said Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability at Philips. “This valuable and informative analysis with Tampere Heart Hospital, a pioneering and leading global cardiac care provider, will help achieve our shared goal of taking care of patients and the planet at the same time.”
In addition to a detailed analysis of carbon emissions associated with the hospital’s medical equipment and supply chain, Philips’ analysis of the hospital’s current emissions also encompasses clinical operations in key patient care pathways.
This sustainability program with Tampere Heart Hospital follows similar analyses conducted by Philips earlier in 2023 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, USA) and the private biomedical research and clinical care provider Champalimaud Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal), aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of their diagnostic imaging.
Globally, healthcare systems have a significant climate footprint and make a major contribution to the climate crisis . Building on decades of experience reducing energy consumption, waste, and materials and substance usage, Philips has operated globally carbon-neutral since 2020, embedding EcoDesign principles and circular business models into its innovation processes and ways of working. The company offers a range of health technologies and innovations that help reduce healthcare providers’ impact on the environment. For example, its Philips Spectral CT 7500 uses 62.5% less energy , and the Philips MR – Ingenia Ambition 1.5T, which uses a breakthrough design where the magnetic components are completely sealed and only need seven liters of helium over its lifetime compared to roughly 1,500 liters with other Philips systems . Additionally, with Philips MR SmartSpeed, the Ingenia Ambition 1.5T uses up to 53% less power per patient scan .
Read more here on how Philips is partnering with hospitals around the world to drive sustainable healthcare.
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