(from Centre for Sustainable Healthcare)
Studying the system is a really important step in any SusQI project. It’s all about identifying the carbon hotspots in your department or service and targeting opportunities to reduce their impact on the triple bottom line.
Process mapping is a really effective way of breaking a complex system down into its constituent steps. This makes it a lot easier to identify carbon hotspots.
The documents below are other fantastic resources that will help you study you system to identify its impact on the triple bottom line.
Time to make a change! Make it simple, achievable and measurable. The CSH principles should underpin your design improvement and it should consider the impact on the triple bottom line.
Measuring the financial, social and environmental impacts of a service or pathway is a key element of any SusQI project. This paper has lots of great advice on how this can be achieved.