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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. 

Alex Diamond

Raised in the armpit of East Texas before escaping to the civilization of Austin, Alex is an author and former radio/podcast personality. If you ever run into him, ask him about the day he split his pants in front of the Lone Ranger.
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Recent Posts

Five To Save | What Is The 'We Still Use Windows 7' Of Your Hospital?

1/27/2020

Every hospital - heck, every workplace - has ways they'd like to bring themselves into the year 2020. But they all have excuses for why they haven't, too.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, conferences, trade shows, improvements, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, resolutions, windows

What Z5 Inventory Accomplished In The Year Of The Pig

1/21/2020

If somehow we failed to make you aware, for the past twelve months, you've been living in the Year of the Pig. But that's coming to an end.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain, reallocation, healthcare inventory, donating medical supplies, year of the pig, buying medical supplies, cherish uganda, steward health care, project cure, centura, bon secours mercy

Five To Save | New Year, New Resolutions for Healthcare's Supply Chain

1/14/2020

Don't let anyone else tell you what's coming in 2020. You decide.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, new year, year of the pig, buying medical supplies, resolutions

Are These The Most Expired Medical Supplies In America?

1/7/2020

Welcome to the first-ever Most Expired Awards, where we honor the products that have been sitting on hospital shelves the longest.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, awards, carrying cost, patient safety

Five To Save | What We Expect From 2020 (And What We Want)

12/10/2019

We were surprised by what experts claimed won't change in the new year.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, new year, 2020

5 By 5: Cyber Insurance Saves Millions

12/2/2019

This is Part 3 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 the high cost of healthcare's outdated technology.

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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 | What Would You Do With $12 Million?

11/25/2019

(We'd buy a pig pen made of diamonds. It wouldn't feel good, but it would feel fancy.)

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, google, healthcare data, patient data, ascension, excel

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, five to save, 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