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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

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

Five To Save | How The Supply Chain Is Putting Patients At Risk

8/19/2019

Faster and cheaper stops being better when patient outcomes get worse.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, cybersecurity, it security, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, data breaches, patient data

When You Want To Innovate, Communication Is King

8/12/2019

This was the biggest takeaway from our AHRMM19 presentation on “The Culture of Change.”

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, ahrmm19, change

Five To Save | Let's Talk About Stress

8/6/2019

It's okay to feel overworked. As long as you take care of yourself.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, year of the pig, burnout

Z5 Inventory Hosts Expert Panel At AHRMM19

7/29/2019

On the first day of programming for AHRMM19 - the conference for health care supply chain professionals, held this year in the San Diego Convention Center - Z5 Inventory is hosting the panel discussion “The Culture of Change: Necessary Steps to Implementing the Next Big Thing.” Panelists will provide the requirements for establishing an environment within health care organizations that fosters innovation and speeds adjustment to industry and technological trends.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, innovation, trade shows, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, year of the pig, buying medical supplies, change, panel discussion

Z5 Inventory Facilitates Major U.S. Health System's Donation To At-Risk Communities Across the Globe

7/23/2019

Every year American hospitals throw away an estimated $5 Billion worth of expired, unused, and obsolete inventory.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, donating medical supplies, year of the pig, cherish uganda, steward health care, project cure