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The Z5 Inventory blog is brought to you by the geniuses behind Count, Reallocate, Buy, which saves hospitals money at every step of your inventory's lifecycle.
Find out how to solve healthcare's $5 Billion inventory waste problem today. Then get back to the ridiculous gifs we found this week. 

5 By 5: The High Cost of Provider Size

11/19/2019

This is Part 2 of our series 5 By 5, which examines all the ways that data informs us about healthcare and some of the ways it hinders us. 

In this edition, we're looking at one of the not-so-surprising drivers behind the high cost of healthcare: the size of healthcare providers.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, survey data, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare data, patient data, 5 by 5

Five To Save | One Year After We Warned You ... Did You Listen?

11/12/2019

Last fall we followed up on five topics that constantly come up in healthcare's supply chain. Now we're following up on that follow-up.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, ups, improvements, digital supply management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, shipping

5 By 5: Data On Healthcare's Customers

11/5/2019

This is Part 1 of the series we’re using to wrap up this year. 5 By 5 examines all the ways that data informs us about healthcare and some of the ways it hinders us. 

To start off, we thought we’d go to a group that the healthcare industry often has trouble consulting when it’s making decisions: its patients.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, survey data, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare data, patient data, 5 by 5

Five To Save | Why Does Everyone Want To Clean Up Healthcare?

10/29/2019

It seems like everyone has a miracle fix for US hospitals. Can hospitals not help themselves? 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, amazon, medical supply, ups, improvements, digital supply management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, shipping

Counting Down - Top 5 Concerns of Healthcare Executives

10/21/2019

We conclude our short series on the Top 10 issues facing healthcare, as determined by its leaders.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare legislation, healthcare data, value based care

Counting Down - 5 Concerns of Healthcare Executives

9/23/2019

Our short series on the Top 10 issues facing healthcare begins today.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare legislation, government, privacy

Five To Save | So You Made A Mistake

9/16/2019

You had an accident. You made a boo boo. You done goofed. So what're you going to do about it?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, improvements, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, failure

The Best Emergency Response Is Emergency Preparation

9/9/2019

Hurricanes. Fires. Earthquakes. They're attention-grabbing, especially for healthcare providers. But there are less obvious emergencies that deserve your attention.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, natural disasters, preparation, hurricanes, expiration

Five To Save | It's Easier Not To Do The Work

9/3/2019

It can often feel like you're just a small, disconnected part of healthcare overall - that what you do doesn't impact the success or failure of your healthcare organization. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, labor

How Machine Learning Is Already Improving the Supply Chain

8/26/2019

We’ve seen a lot of articles talking about what machine learning can do for healthcare’s supply chain. But we’re more interested in what it’s already doing.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, machine learning