A non-profit healthcare system with some three million members maintains a careful balance of caring for its members’ health while adhering to the highest standards of economic and environmental stewardship.

Ninety percent of every premium dollar it receives goes directly to patient care. To maintain that high standard, the organization must maximize the value it extracts from every IT dollar it spends.

At the same time, this organization maintains a significant footprint in the communities it serves. So, it counts environmental stewardship as one of its core values. Interestingly, they have found myriad ways to make environmental and economic objectives work hand in hand. To maintain a high level of efficiency and customer service, they must turn over IT assets as new technologies emerge. Very often, those assets can have value.

Maximizing Residual Value

That is where Revert comes in. The customer posed the question: “How can we process these assets properly – eliminating the Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) they contain, while maximizing their residual value?”

Revert proposed, and has implemented, a solution in which desktops, laptops, servers and LCD monitors are carefully packed, removed, evaluated and re-marketed. In the case, of information bearing devices such as disk drives and solid-state media, Revert deploys state-of-the-art data eradication processes to eliminate all data prior to asset removal. Eradication assures compliance while maximizing asset value.

In the year 2019 alone Revert processed nearly 3,000 potentially reusable devices and 24.5 tons (22,200 kg) in all, returning tens of thousands of dollars in value compared with scrapping the assets entirely. That not only kept many of these items out of landfills, but returned dollars to the customer to help them maintain their own high bar of directing ninety percent of premium dollars directly to patient care.