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Picture of health: transforming healthcare and saving the planet

Picture of health: transforming healthcare and saving the planet

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2010) Picture of health: transforming healthcare and saving the planet. Management Services Journal, 54 (4). pp. 20-26. ISSN 0307-6768

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Abstract

Single issue initiatives and large-scale, multi-year
transformation programmes are a luxury that can no longer be afforded. Mankind faces profound and pressing challenges
such as global warming at a time when large reductions
in public expenditure are required. Innovative approaches are required that can quickly, cost-effectively and
simultaneously deliver multiple benefits.
Management services practitioners have an unprecedented opportunity to make a more strategic contribution. To illustrate how multiple objectives can be achieved together, let us consider the example of sustainability and healthcare. Certain changes, for example to lifestyle and diet, can further the sustainability agenda and also benefit health. This article will outline an approach to
transforming healthcare that could lead to less pressure
upon the environment and improve health outcomes. It is
based upon a paper presented at the 2010 Global Summit on
Sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability, healthcare, health services, health challenges, environment, improved health, lifestyle choices, innovative strategies, environmental implications, healthier living, intelligent home, telecommuting, teleconferencing, stress, security, pollution, support tools
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5415

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