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Five To Save | What Is The 'We Still Use Windows 7' Of Your Hospital?


FTS - Windows 7

Every hospital - heck, every workplace - has ways they'd like to bring themselves into the year 2020. But they all have excuses for why they haven't, too.

The articles we ran across this week had one consistent theme: healthcare isn't where we want it to be. Sometimes that's due to physical constraints, like available space. Sometimes the constraints are regulatory. 

But what's needed to transform healthcare into an industry that can continue beyond this decade - even in the face of constraints - is ingenuity and determination. 

Let's take a look at the articles. 

  1. What's one small problem you're dealing with every day? Do you need to be dealing with it? Read how a hospital leader reexamined a simple practice and improved the patient and clinician experience. 
  2. Plenty of experts took a stab at what the future of healthcare might look like at the recent J.P. Morgan conference. Here's a roundup of the most interesting points
  3. That being said, aren't you tired of every healthcare conference being the same? Do you really need another branded ballpoint pen? What's the trade show of the future look like? 
  4. Here's a major goal we should take on in healthcare's supply chain: getting clinicians to adopt a cost-of-care mentality
  5. And, of course, the most basic thought that inspired this whole discussion: you need to update Windows immediately. Regardless of what version you're using. (Wanting to play The Sims on your work computer is not a good reason to keep it on Windows Me.) 


We can't do much to help you with your digital storage space. But we can offer a 21st Century method to free up some physical storage space on your inventory shelves. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, conferences, trade shows, improvements, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, resolutions, windows

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.