Connecting the Dots – Reprise

In May of 2012, 350.org organized “Connect the Dots Day,” which was aimed at bringing awareness to the acceleration and interconnectivity of severe weather events across the globe. I wrote then about the need to connect the dots in many dimensions beyond the weather events themselves if we are to cognize the importance of our…

“They Don’t See the Harm”

CleanMed 2015, Portland, Oregon. Keynote speaker Robin Guenther says that organizations are impeded from doing the right thing more by attitude than lack of funds. “They don’t see the harm” and thus do not see the need to act. When they see, they act, and often find solutions that may ultimately save money. CleanMed is…

The Silo

Organizations of significant size and longevity often complain about silos – departments or functions that operate in isolation from the rest of the organization, making the interchange of information difficult, if not impossible. It’s difficult to get a comprehensive picture without cobbling together into cumbersome kluges systems that are often unique. Frequently these problems are…

See you at CleanMed 2015?

Not all conferences are created equal, and CleanMed is one of my very favorites. Some of the founding members of Practice Greenhealth and Healthcare without Harm, the conference organizers, were early adopters of environmentally responsible IT asset disposition (ITAD). In fact, to a large extent, they inspired it (http://blog.arrowvaluerecovery.com/itad-owes-healthcare/). It shouldn’t come as a shock…