Practice Greenhealth and Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC announced the formation of a strategic partnership.

Practice Greenhealth has more than 1,100 hospital members across the United States and Canada, all of whom have made a commitment to promote sustainability and eco-friendly, environmentally responsible practices. Sustainability Dashboard Tools is the creator of a new Web-based system that empowers companies and other organizations to reduce their operating costs by monitoring and managing their use of natural resources and supplies.
The collaboration will produce a new system available to Practice Greenhealth members called the Greenhealth Sustainability Dashboard.
"Using the system, our members and other health care professionals will be able to monitor, track, report, and improve their facilities' efficiencies while reducing their environmental footprint," says Laura Wenger, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth. "And this can be accomplished in one location or multiple locations, allowing our members to compare one facility's performance with another's."
The system also helps members fulfill the goals of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and lower their operating costs, according to Wenger. Because of this, "our members can reinvest that money into the communities they serve, improving their delivery of health services."
According to Stephen Ashkin, CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, the collaboration is an exciting development.
"Because Practice Greenhealth members represent some of the most innovative and environmentally committed organizations in health care, this relationship will help us accelerate the ‘greening' of the entire health care sector," he says. "It will also help demonstrate that we can improve health and protect the environment in a way that is also good for the bottom line."