A new publication released by the Champions 12.3 organization entitled “The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Catering” sheds new light on how “foodservice operators serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other facilities” can save in operating costs by investing in curbing food waste, thanks to a comprehensive investigation into the foodservice operations of more than 85 individual sites from around the world. According to the original press release introducing the publication, this “first-of-its kind industry analysis examined financial cost and benefit data for 86 sites across six countries,” and reported that “the sites had reduced food waste by 36 percent on average, and 64 percent had recouped their investment” all within only one year. In short, this news means that hospitals, and other healthcare institutions, could potentially save as much as six dollars in food waste for every dollar invested in preventing it. Of course, the question remains – how does one prevent it?
The experts at Champions 12.3 recommend several great ways a facility can gradually establish a successful reduction program, such as carefully measuring how much food is wasted and where, reusing excess/scrap food, identifying unpopular menu items and offering smaller portions to reduce overproduction, and getting your staff more engaged. However, if you want to start seeing real results faster and helping your patients as soon as possible, you should also invest in our state-of-the-art software applications at Vision Software. Our various software applications are not only effective in significantly curbing food waste in any healthcare facility of any size, saving you money in operating costs, but also in actively protecting your patients from allergic reactions, negative food and drug reactions, and so much more.
Food Nutrition Informatics
Investing in our incredible food nutrition informatics software, and related applications at Vision Software, is the best way to reduce your facility’s food waste, and subsequent costs, because doing so requires little effort on your behalf, making it the perfect way to slowly introduce your staff to your new efforts and guide them in the right direction for a seamless transition. Our software applications, at Vision Software, are HL7 compatible, HIPAA compliant, and specifically designed to enhance the capabilities of your foodservice department, while also ensuing that your patients experience greater freedom, health, and care. To start noticing a dramatic reduction in your facility’s food waste, and start seeing all the other incredible benefits that our software applications have to offer, including boosted HCAHPS scores, enhanced productivity, and happier/healthier patients, upgrade your facility’s dietary/nutrition office with Vision Software’s exclusive software applications.