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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

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In this edition, we're looking at the high cost of healthcare's outdated technology.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

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, five to save, improvements, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, failure, value based care

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