In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and individuals are producing more waste than usual, including masks, gloves, gowns, and other protective equipment. It has, in turn, been altering the waste generation dynamics, and therefore necessitating special attention. At a time of tremendous innovation across a variety of industries, the medical waste management sector is also taking huge strides into including modern technologies to boost its operational capabilities. The recent developments in automation, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and the internet of things (IoT) have brought several innovations to the fore in medical waste management.
The challenges of developing design and production methods for light, durable and user-friendly materials will continue, and material competition appears to be rising. Medical waste management has changed beyond recognition since the first simple incineration, low heat treatment processes, steam treatment, autoclave were discovered empirically years ago. In spite of the existing medical waste management processes, there is a possibility to increase processing efficiency and improve product quality by the development of advanced processing methods. In addition, the changing use of materials and advances in manufacturing techniques, have opened up new medical waste management techniques including automated steamed sterilization, rotoclave, microwaves, plasma gasification, encapsulation, tissue digestors, irradiative processes, and needle cutters and burners. These changes are driving a better understanding of the underlying science, increasing demand for quality requirements, and even awareness toward health considerations.
Moreover, large healthcare networks, medical facilities, and medical waste management service providers are all looking to achieve more efficient and robust waste management through automation technologies. To assist healthcare organizations in the task of finding accomplished medical waste management service companies, we have complied this issue of Healthcare Business Review. It is elaborately crafted to assist you in fostering productive partnerships and improving performance. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 medical waste management service companies to highlight those making significant contributions in the sector. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Healthcare Business Review’s “Top 10 Medical Waste Management Service Companies – 2021.”