Today on TownHall Jake Lancaster, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care talks with Dr. Chethan Sarabu, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. How does climate change impact the health of people and communities, and why is it important to focus on the health impacts of climate change? How does the healthcare system contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and what are some unique aspects of emissions within healthcare systems? What role can informatics professionals play in addressing climate change and reducing the healthcare system's impact? How can informaticians help in standardizing data collection and quantification of greenhouse gas emissions in healthcare systems? How can informatics contribute to both the mitigation and adaptation aspects of climate change in healthcare, such as making decisions during disasters and leveraging predictive analytics for environmental data?
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