The notion of going green is far from revolutionary. Organizations in both the public and private sectors have been making strides toward green office environments for nearly 2 decades. The goal of these organizations to ditch paper in favor of electronic files addresses a variety of concerns: environmental responsibility, storage, reliability, and accessibility, to name just a few. These are all worthy end-goals attractive to organizations across all verticals.

This has become an especially frequent topic of discussion as the healthcare industry migrates to electronic medical records (EMR) at a rapid pace. What is not discussed nearly as often, however, is the decidedly less glamorous infrastructure necessary to support going green, which is particularly challenging within a healthcare facility.