Philips forms strategic collaborations with industry leaders to inspire action toward net-zero healthcare

The European Association of Radiology, Harmless Healthcare and other organizations are working with Philips at ECR 2023 and beyond to accelerate research, collaboration and education related to decarbonization in X-rayIf healthcare were a country, it would rank fifth in the world in CO₂ emissions, accounting for more than 4% of the global total. According to the Global Futures of Health 2022 report, just 4% of global health leaders prioritized environmental sustainability by 2021. After just one year, that number has grown to 24%. , which is almost seven times. As an industry, health systems, health technology companies and other stakeholders have a responsibility to act.As key stakeholders around the world begin to recognize and prioritize needs, a deeper and broader understanding of radiology’s impact on the planet is needed to deliver sustainable care. more stable and fair. To this end, Philips has prioritized collaborative efforts with public and private customers, colleagues and industry leaders to help reduce its environmental impact.As part of this new alliance, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) will co-host a sustainability zone within the Philips Blue Level exhibition area at ECR 2023 with the support of Health Care Without Harm, a movement global movement for eco-friendly healthcare. Interactive experiences that promote radiology’s contribution to global CO₂ emissions and inspire action by connecting people, projects, and resources around the world.By asking visitors to take 10 minutes to share and discuss their efforts, challenges, and best practices, the ECR Sustainability Zone will act as a global accelerator for research, cooperation and education related to radiographic decarbonization. Philips will aggregate and share these contributions with all registrants to help further develop ideas within the global radiology community.

“Healthcare depends on a healthy planet. Care providers and care technology companies have a responsibility to act,”

“We have been carbon neutral in operations since 2020 and continue to innovate and develop scalable solutions that enable our customers to reduce emissions and deliver more sustainable healthcare. These efforts go hand in hand with initiatives by industry leaders such as the European Society of Radiology and Healthcare Without Harm Europe. Together, we can help to further encourage sustainable healthcare practices worldwide.”

Robert Metzke, global head of sustainability at Philips.

“The Sustainability Zone fits well with this year’s ECR theme, ‘Cycle of Life’, intended to reflect the centrality of radiology to healthcare throughout life,”

“Health leaders worldwide increasingly acknowledge that doing no harm should also include harm to nature, especially considering long-term population health and climate goals. I hope ECR members spare a moment to visit the zone and engage with peers about sustainable radiology.”

Adrian Brady, ECR2023 Programme President.

As with any complex issue, addressing the harmful effects of health care requires a community approach. Thanks to their broad reach and respected influence in the radiology community, Philips and ESR are well-positioned to connect like-minded radiologists and help drive progress with support. supplemented by many well-known experts from across the medical industry.

“We’re excited to see Philips and ESR teaming up to make sustainable healthcare a priority at the clinical service level, and also very happy to participate in this important initiative,”

“Radiology leaders and subject matter experts have a golden opportunity to come together to find more sustainable solutions within their community, and this initiative at ECR serves as an excellent catalyst for change.”

Will Clark, Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm Europe.

The Sustainability Zone is located on Level 2 of the ECR 2023 Congress floor, at Philips @ The Blue Level. The area is accessible during normal exhibition hours from March 1 to 4. Wednesday, March 1, from 3 p.m.: 00 and 17:00 CET, Philips and partners will host an opening session for ECR members to experience and learn first-hand the advancements and solutions available in radiology dedicated to sustainability, including the Philips Circular Version system. Regular guided tours will be held and an Expert Meeting with sustainability experts will take place at 4:00pm:00 CET.
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