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Health clinics take environmental steps forward
Maintaining a healthy workplace is the mission of our five onsite Health Services centers and licensed caregivers. In a typical year, almost 10,000 employees and their family members rely on these centers for everything from routine checkups to ongoing treatment of illnesses. At these centers, we strive to provide high-quality healthcare while minimizing our impact on the environment. One of our biggest environmental opportunities is paper use.
In 2010 we started a multi-year effort to reduce our use of paper by introducing electronic medical records at our Colorado Springs, Colo. Health Services location. In 2011, we did the same in Austin, Texas and Tampa, Fla. centers. In 2012, we’ll convert our centers in Cleveland. Because this is where about half of our employees work, we expect to see our biggest impact here.
Eliminating paper forms and records has a clear environmental benefit. But there are other benefits, too. Caregivers have instant access to medical records and pharmacies receive real-time transmission of prescriptions, both resulting in more efficient patient service and care.
It’s a giant step forward for our clinics and the employees who rely on them.
With electronic medical record keeping in our Health Services offices, new patient records and visits for existing patients are stored online.