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The Need for Standard Healthcare and Hospital Energy Use and Carbon Footprint Metrics and the Triple Challenge

  • Nina S. Godbole
  • John P. Lamb
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Abstract

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) benchmark information has been used for years to compare servers from a power aspect. Here’s the SPEC homepage: http://www.spec.org/. SPEC also has a benchmark to compare the power consumed by a server with its performance – a metric designed to aid users in boosting data-center efficiency. The EPA is pushing for metrics for all aspects of data-center energy use. In this chapter we’ll look at an IT architecture that will help us meet the Triple Challenge for the healthcare industry: sustainability, privacy, and cloud-centric regulatory compliance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina S. Godbole
    • 1
  • John P. Lamb
    • 2
  1. 1.Researcher in Healthcare & Green IT, Certified Green IT Professional, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/IT), IAPP (USA)PuneIndia
  2. 2.Math DepartmentPace UniversityPleasantvilleUSA

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