Are HIMSS Stage 7 printing environments ‘environmentally friendly’?

Business and SustainabilityDo you think that HIMSS Stage 7 “paperless” hospitals sound environmentally friendly? Well, think again.

While only 161 U.S. Hospitals have reached Stage 7 to date, four of those Stage 7 hospitals were surveyed to find that 85,791,505 pages were printed annually, an average of 1,381 pages per user.

In one year in those four HIMSS Stage 7 hospitals, printing alone resulted in:

–        10,296 trees being consumed

–        13,966 million BTUs being used – the equivalent used by 153 homes for a full year

–        2,402,929 pounds of CO2 being emitted – the equivalent of about 218 cars per year

Imagine the environmental impact of paper in all U.S. Healthcare providers as they are striving to reach the HIMSS Stage 7 goals.

If you want to be more environmentally friendly, while saving time and money, Lexmark’s Managed Print Services (MPS) can help.

MPS is helping healthcare providers at all levels to reduce their dependency on paper, eliminate unnecessary printing and streamline paper-based processes.

To learn more about how MPS can save you money and help eliminate paper from your business, click here , or stop by HIMSS booth # 4765 to learn more.