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11/21/2022

Just Published, "One Small Regulatory Update Can Lay Out a Path Toward Decarbonization" (November 21st)

This past Friday, the American Hospital Association's American Society for Healthcare Engineering published my brief essay that I titled, "One Small Regulatory Update Can Put the Healthcare Industry on the Path Towards Decarbonization."  The article is at: https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/4609-one-small-regulatory-update-can-put-the-health-care-sector-on-the-path-towards-decarbonization. 

The article opens with, "Within health care circles Hurricane Fiona’s damage to Puerto Rico’s power grid once again begged the question how best to distribute diesel fuel among health care providers for emergency power.  What has been left undiscussed is a far more significant question.  Why does the health care sector still use diesel fuel?" 

I'll just add two points: first, this writing was rejected by at least ten journals and media outlets including Health Affairs, JAMA, Modern Healthcare, NEJM and STAT; and second, the title was revised and the opening paragraph uses the word "sector" because the American Hospital Association does not allow the largest "sector" in the largest economy in the world to be termed an "industry."   

 

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