Friday, October 20, 2023
Royal Philips, a prominent global leader in health technology, has officially concluded an extensive environmental sustainability analysis of Tampere Heart Hospital, which is a part of Tampere University Hospital in Finland. This thorough analysis included a deep dive into the hospital's carbon footprint, with a specific focus on its interventional cardiology department. The findings from this comprehensive analysis have now been transformed into a collaborative action plan, designed to expedite Tampere Heart Hospital's endeavors in decarbonizing its operations in accordance with Finland's ambitious commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2035.
This initiative is an integral component of an ongoing 15-year strategic managed services agreement between Tampere Heart Hospital and Philips. The analysis involved a detailed examination of the hospital's medical equipment, supply chain, and clinical operations. It established a foundational understanding of the carbon footprint associated with the interventional cardiology services at Tampere Heart Hospital and identified opportunities for improving patient throughput and equipment utilization, ultimately leading to reduced future emissions.
The analysis also highlighted several key findings, including optimization of patient care pathways to enhance efficiency and resource utilization, along with possibilities for reducing inbound airfreight, waste reduction, and improved waste separation procedures. Furthermore, in addition to evaluating carbon emissions related to medical equipment and the supply chain, Philips' analysis extended to the clinical operations within critical patient care pathways.