Want to reduce I.T. operating costs? Prasanth Prasanna, M.D., offered RSNA attendees a simple solution: turn off computers and workstations.

In a 10-minute "mini-lecture" at the annual event, Prasanna detailed a program at the VA Hospital in Baltimore that resulted in an annual light bill reduction of $9,225. The program was simple: shut down computer after hours. That resulted in a 76 percent decrease in the utility bill, the radiologist said.

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