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Monday, September 17 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
The Need for Nuance: Environmental Key Performance Indicators in the Healthcare Sector

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It is well understood that patient and community health is impacted by the health of the surrounding
environment, including the impacts that our healthcare facilities have on the external environment. Stemming from the presenter’s 2017 doctoral dissertation that developed environmental key performance indicators for the long term care sector, this presentation will look at why indicators developed for hospitals did not work well for long term care facilities.  Individual examples will be presented, as well as a discussion about the dangers of over-generalizing key environmental performance indicators for a sector as large and as broad as healthcare.

In summary, participants will learn that without appropriately developed environmental key performance
indicators, we cannot effectively move the dial on demonstrating measurable, meaningful, and targeted environmental improvements. Overgeneralizations such as “reducing waste” and “reducing energy” will no longer define our work; we must be attentive, nuanced, and rigorous in our methods to find those categories of performance that can be influenced and ultimately improved. 


Crystal Fashant

Metropolitan State University

Monday September 17, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm CDT
Heritage Gallery
  MEASURE, Environment
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

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