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5/13/2019

The Z5 Piggy Bank is sad about its empty wallet.  

Money talks. Money never sleeps. Money can’t buy me love. We’re told a lot about what money can and can’t do. We’re also told... 

There’s no question about it. Hospitals – particularly the supply chain – are under pressure to reduce costs. So it’s no surprise that most of the articles we ran across this week went straight for the wallet.

  1. The stock market reacted wildly to speculation about the future of healthcare. First it seemed like everybody was going to take a hit. And now we’re not so sure.
  2. In inventory management, volatility can be particularly damaging because of the troubled relationship between Finance and Supply Chain.
  3. We can safely place part of the blame and thanks on ongoing mergers and acquisitions activity. (By the way, it seems like some institutions are better prepared for M&A than others.)
  4. The good news? Jobs in healthcare are up. The bad news? Wages are not. (Unless you’re a CEO.)
  5. Consumers want to give healthcare money, as it turns out. They just want it to be easier and more digital. (They also want easy access to pricing online, but that’s a long way off.)

 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, mergers, medical supply, savings, five to save, digital supply management, buying medical inventory, year of the pig

Alex Diamond

Written by 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.