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Z5 Inventory is on a mission to help healthcare providers avoid unnecessary expense due to product expiration.  The company offers a range of software and services powered by the Z5 Inventory Platform to conduct medical supply inventories and identify slow and excess product to reallocate it before it expires.

Crime In Healthcare - Hackers Want You To Stay Ignorant

2/11/2019

Cybersecurity, hacking, breaches – whatever you want to call it, we’ve talked about it before. We’ll talk about it again. Why? Because it keeps being a problem.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, cybersecurity, buying medical inventory, transparency, crime, crime in healthcare, data breaches, healthcare data

Five To Save | Why Wait For A Catastrophe? | Feb. 1, 2019

2/4/2019

Reacting to crises as they come is like being a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. You're constantly panicking, and you don't know how to get free. Lucky we're here to pick you up and carry you out. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, buying medical inventory, crisis prevention, spinning plates, drug shortages, government shutdown, arctic blast

Crime In Healthcare - The Bad Apples

1/28/2019

Despite the trust that the patient puts in their healthcare providers – that clinicians and other employees will only ever act with their best interests at heart – healthcare is just like any industry. Crime is perpetrated every day.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, crime, fraud, crime in healthcare

Five To Save | Your Hospital Is Your Business. Act Like It | Jan. 21, 2019

1/21/2019

Here's a crazy idea: running a hospital like a business.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, amazon, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, donating medical supplies, out of stock, supplier relationships

2018: The Year Of Fear

1/14/2019

If that title sounds negative, that’s because it kind of is. But only kind of.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, buying medical inventory, new year, top 5 list, 2018, 2019, predictions

Five To Save | New Year, New Strategies To Keep Your Job | Jan. 7, 2019

1/7/2019

The entire healthcare landscape will change in 2019. Or at least that's what everybody keeps telling us. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, new year, 2019, patient centered supply chain

The Five Best Healthcare Articles of 2018

12/17/2018

The year isn’t done yet, but as we’ve already explained, we’re over it. More and more of the workday is dominated by discussions of the office party and debates of “how ugly does a sweater have to be to qualify as an ugly sweater?”

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, amazon, whole foods, shark tank, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, the onion, top 5 list, 2018

Five To Save | What's The Deal With Mergers? | Dec. 10, 2018

12/10/2018

We're asking the hard questions at Z5 this week. Questions no one dares ask. Questions such as: "Are mergers, like, good, or...?"

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, mergers, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, healthcare legislation

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Inventory Count Fails

12/3/2018



Z5ers of every level – from co-founders to new hires – have been on the road this week helping hospitals all over the country conduct their physical inventory counts. We’ve seen our fair share of what, exactly, makes a good inventory, y’know, good.

But maybe that’s not what you want. Maybe you want an inventory that’s slow and painful for everybody.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, count sheets, bad advice

Five To Save | It's Cyber Monday. Is Your Tech Up To Speed? | Nov. 26, 2018

11/26/2018

Sorry we don't have any TVs on sale for $5. But we do have some words of wisdom for free.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, cyber monday, google, free advice