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Using Technology to Transform Healthcare

By: Aster Angagaw
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This is the fourth in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article: Trends in Healthcare Technology

When a Service Provider is Part of the Team

By: Dan Bueschel
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This is the third in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article: Lowell General Hospital: Partnering for Excellence

HPRC Member Spotlight: Monica Torres, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

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Meet Monica Torres--Corporate Manager, Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability with Baxter Healthcare Corporation. We talk to Monica about her key responsibilities, her major accomplishments in her role, challenges she sees the industry facing, and what she sees as the future of healthcare plastics recycling. Monica also talks about why Baxter is a member of HPRC and gives us a look into what she loves to do when "off-duty."

Read the full profile on the HPRC website.

 

Identifying Approaches to Improve the Patient Experience

By: Jeff Paulson
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This is the second in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article Understanding and Managing Patient Fear in the Hospital Setting.

Sodexo Invites Chef Jack Witherspoon to Inspire Patients

Young chef and cancer survivor shares his story to fight cancer
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — When Anthony Verona, a chef for Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, heard how cooking helped 16-year-old Chef Jack Witherspoon cope with battling leukemia three times, he was inspired to invite him to share his experiences with patients and families at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Exploring the Top Three Barriers to Healthcare Plastics Recycling

HPRC Spring 2016 Meeting
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HPRC recently held our spring 2016 meeting, which was graciously hosted by Johnson & Johnson in New York City. The meeting was a valuable opportunity to focus in on the HPRC mission and our projects in flight, and to redouble our efforts to enact change in the industry.

Three main themes continued to surface throughout the week, which map to three largest barriers to healthcare plastics recycling in the market today.

From Weapon of War to Beacon of Hope

Drones will soon start delivering medical supplies to unreachable areas in Rwanda. It could spark the beginning of a revolution in technology and healthcare.
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Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes 

UPS Creates Global Partnership with Zipline and Gavi to Transform Delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Life-Saving Vaccines with Drones

Rwanda Drone Network is Potential Model for Other Countries
Press Release

May 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS) today announced a partnership with Zipline, a California­-based robotics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to explore using drones to transform the way life-saving medicines like blood and vaccines are delivered across the world.

Major Leagues Continue to Provide Funding to Help Lower Infant Mortality Rates in the Dominican Republic

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The Major League Baseball Players Trust has made it a priority to support programs in the Dominican Republic—a place so many major leaguers call home. Since 2003, the Players Trust has partnered with Medicines for Humanity (MFH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing effective and transformative healthcare to children and pregnant women to prevent and reduce needless child deaths in the DR and around the world.

Beware the Slippery Slope: Slips, Trips, and Falls in Healthcare Facilities

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Hospitals are safe places to work - right? Well, maybe not. 

US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 (the most recent year published) show that total recordable case rate for hospitals (injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers) is 6.2. The hospital injury rate is higher than in mining (3.8), hazardous waste treatment and disposal (4.6), and manufacturing (4.0). Now that should set off an alarm for health and safety professionals.

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