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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

Opinion Poll Reveals Public Sentiment on Coronavirus, Normalcy | Five To Save

7/6/2021

America! Has opinions! How will changing opinions about the state of public health affect the people who provide that health?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, survey data, politics, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, polls

How Government Investment Is Supporting Healthcare Industry Recovery | Five To Save

6/22/2021

As the pandemic drags on, part of what's helping turn the corner for communities and the healthcare providers who serve them is the additional resources - often including cash - provided by their governments.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, investments, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, manufacturing, canada

Finances, Masks, Vaccines, and Energy: Learning Lessons From Texas Healthcare

6/15/2021

As usual, Texas is a microcosm of what's happening across the United States. Allow the triumphs and mistakes of Texas's healthcare providers to teach you the lessons that our home state learned the hard way.

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How To Make A Healthcare Initiative Successful (Spoiler: It's Collaboration) | Five To Save

6/8/2021

Say you want to train everyone at a hospital on a best practice or keep them informed on what you're doing so that they can help. You probably won't succeed if you keep your ideas to yourself.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, healthcare legislation, donating medical supplies, government, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, collaboration

Protecting Vulnerable Populations: Isn't That What Healthcare Is All About?

6/1/2021

In a crisis, it's healthcare providers' responsibility to take the best care of those who are in the most danger.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, womens health, hiring, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, webinar, diversity, training, inclusion

Masks, Vaccines, and Remote Work: Who Needs Them? | Five To Save

5/25/2021

Vaccination rates are going down. Testing rates are going down. Are the pandemic case numbers doing the same?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, cdc

Healthcare Industry Waste Estimates Are Off By Billions

5/18/2021

Industry estimates put the amount of perfectly good medical product wasted every year around $15 Million. We think they're wrong by about $4.85 Billion.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, inventory management software, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, waste reduction, hospital supply chain, donations, case study, management of hospital inventory

Reaching A Vaccination And Supply Turning Point | Five To Save

5/11/2021

We could see a massive drop-off in COVID-19 cases by July as long as there isn't a massive drop-off in the pace of vaccinations.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, india, outbreak

New Tech Trends Changing The Healthcare Industry During COVID-19

5/4/2021

It’s typical for improvements to the healthcare industry to be filed under “wouldn’t that be nice,” but being on the front line of the coronavirus crisis has bumped up some technological improvements to “how do we get that implemented yesterday.” We’ve once again teamed up with our friends at Career Karma to examine a few tech trends changing the healthcare industry, particularly with regard to COVID-19 response.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, career advice, education, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

2 Million Pounds: The Annual Weight of Unused Hospital Supplies | Five To Save

4/27/2021

Vaccines are available. Hope is on the horizon. But what does that mean for "getting back to normal?" And is "normal" a good thing to get back to?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, case study, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system