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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. 

Shane Pratt

Husband, Father, Process Junkie, Software Apologist, and Avid Generalist. Shane has 20 years of experience taking new fangled products to market and re-inventing some real snoozers. He also possesses a large amount of knowledge (with various degrees of usefulness) on health and fitness. You might look at Shane's LinkedIn if you bothered to read this far since he was only allowed four sentences.
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Recent Posts

Five To Save | Mergers, Moves, and ... More Amazon | Mar 7th, 2018

3/7/2018
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Hi All!

Big changes continue take place in the industry at a breakneck pace. Updates are continuing to trickle in from the Amazon announcement as their intentions and potential benefits become more clear. In addition, the announcement continues to have ripple effects in the context of mergers and moves to keep up with. We are tracking it all for you! Here are our "Five To Save" articles:

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Z5 Inventory Version 2.6 - iPhone Support at Last!

2/21/2018
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We have been producing the Z5 Inventory Platform and App exclusively on iPad for several years now. Finally we upped our device game with Version 2.6 to include an iPhone app. You will find all the same features you have come to know and love on the iPad, now all available to anyone with an iPhone.  

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | How Will You Handle The Forces of Disruption? | Feb 13th, 2018

2/13/2018
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Hi All!

The healthcare supply chain is facing an unprecedented amount of disruption due to new players, new technologies, and... hurricanes? We are tracking it all for you! Here are our "Five to Save" articles for the first half of February:

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | Amazon Jumps Into Healthcare | January 31st, 2018

1/31/2018
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It finally happened.  Amazon has made its intentions known by jumping into healthcare with some big-name partners. Read to find out more!

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | Let Us Do The Hard Work For You | January 16th, 2018

1/16/2018
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Hi All!

Welcome to the first edition of the Five To Save healthcare supply chain and finance newsletter. Over here at Z5 we like to keep our eyes on what's happening in the marketplace and make sure you are up-to-date with all of the cool things happening at Z5. To that end, we will be serving up some of the more interesting tidbits that may be able to help you. Below are five articles we are spending some time pondering:

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Version 2.5 - The Fastest, Most Efficient Way to Count and Value Medical Supply - Is Now Available

1/9/2018
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We recently dropped Version 2.5 of the Z5 Inventory Platform and App, eliminating the need for archaic, inaccurate paper counts and enabling the identification of slow and excess inventory for the purpose of expiration avoidance.   

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

New Client Spotlight: Boston Children's Hospital

6/21/2017
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Z5 software and Z5 provided services will be used to complete a physical inventory count at Boston Children’s Hospital, pictured above.

We're proud to announce that Boston Children’s Hospital has selected Z5 Inventory to perform a physical inventory count within designated areas of the hospital. Our team will coordinate and complete the count using Z5 Count, our iPad app, later this June. 

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, inventory audit, healthcare, supply chain, Boston Children's Hospital, new client spotlight, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

5 Myths That Lead to Poor Inventory Management

6/6/2017
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Have you heard of Asclepius?

No, he's not one of the new resident physicians.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

You Can Now Buy & Sell Medical Inventory Directly Through Z5

4/18/2017
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It's April. That means it's time for wildflowers, warmer weather, and - for most - a little spring cleaning.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Z5 Inventory Welcomes Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway as a Customer

3/2/2017
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Z5 Inventory is pleased to welcome Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway to our growing list of thrilled customers.

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Topics: Baylor Scott & White, technology, new client, physical inventory count, growth, Austin, TX, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory