UHN, like most hospitals, is a busy place. Add to that the vastness of UHN (after 10+ years here, I still get lost) and it’s easy to see how a sheet of paper can fall through the cracks. Fortunately, in my 10+ years here, and in between bouts of getting lost, we’ve developed a sort of recipe for filling in those cracks with fresh baked sustainability goodness.
- one lab summary report that prints on too many pieces of paper
- one concerned UHN staff member
- one Manager of Energy & Environment who many not necessarily know what a lab summary report is, but knows about unnecessary paper use
- one crack team from the Laboratory Medicine Program who know what a lab summary report is
- another crack team from the Patient Care Management Systems group who also know what a lab summary report is
- Concerned employee notices that lab summary report prints with too many pieces of paper.
- Concerned employee contacts Manager of Energy & Environment who many not necessarily know what a lab summary report is, but knows about unnecessary paper use.
- Manager of Energy & Environment learns a little about what a lab summary report is and then contacts crack teams from Laboratory Medicine Program and Patient Care Management Systems.
- Crack teams get cracking, work their magic and make changes to lab summary reports.
- Let bake for a short time while changes work their way through the system.
- Remove changes from system, save 438,000 sheets of paper per year.
- Close loop with concerned UHN staff member.
- Let sit to cool. Repeat.