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Greenbiz.com reports that a new survey published by BridgeHead Software suggests that the healthcare industry is relatively slow in adopting green IT practices. According to the global survey, only about 25% of respondents said that their organizations have targets for reducing their carbon footprint.

It is understandable that the healthcare industry gets less heat for not reducing their carbon footprint than other industries – they are, after all, busy with saving human lives. But, especially now that the recession may finally be cooling off, the healthcare industry should once again look to increase their energy efficiency.

Luckily, the healthcare industry is poised to be one of the biggest growth industries in energy efficiency spending, according to a recent study. IT and sales professionals should take note.