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Five To Save | Be Transparent To Be Successful | Oct. 22, 2018


The Piggy Bank Hides Among Surgical Product.

The more your customer can see what you're doing, the more they'll trust you. 

And it couldn't hurt to weed out the things that you're doing that you'd rather they didn't see. Right? 

Another week, another hospital merger.* Another batch of politicians screaming about healthcare. And another Neanderthal receiving healthcare. 

Wait, um. That can't be... Y'know what, let's just get to it.

  1. The future's looking bright for companies partnered with Baylor Scott & White (like us), since BSW and Memorial Hermann Health System decided to merge.*
  2. Surely that new system will benefit from these tips on reducing waste in the supply chain.
  3. Oh, and so should you. Because this survey revealed that hospitals are overpaying for their supply chain to the tune of $25 Billion.
  4.  That's something the consumer just won't stand for. Another thing, according to this (pretty scathing) opinion piece is a lack of transparency
  5. And, just because we thought it was pretty cool, here's more evidence that Neanderthals had pretty sophisticated healthcare. For Neanderthals.


*Interestingly, though, hospital restructurings of this nature are actually down from this time last year.


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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, mergers, five to save, customer relationship, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, lowering healthcare costs, healthcare supplies, transparency

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.