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

  1. Marshall Allen of ProPublica, in conjunction with the Washington Post, explores waste in the hospital system, where it comes from, and how it may be impacting the cost of care.
  2. Robert Handfield's "Supply Chain View from the Field" looks at tracking medical supply utilization to discover products that may have gone missing.
  3. Jonathan Bush reveals his three must-have resolutions for healthcare in 2018.  Find out why he thinks a growth mindset, interoperability, and AI are key in the New Year. 
  4. Some of the largest healthcare systems are beginning to paint the future of hospital care.  The Economist interviews some of the big players for a preview of what's next.
  5. Healthcare is primed for a technology makeover, and Big Tech wants in. Natasha Singer of The New York Times looks at the data-driven technology coming from the likes of Apple, Amazon, and Google.

Also, a new release is on its way! Version 2.6 is scheduled for a February 3rd release, and it will expand our device portfolio. Stay tuned!

That's it for this edition! PLEASE email us. Tell us what you liked. What was helpful. What you’d like to see more of.


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Shane Pratt

Written by 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.