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'Bad News Makes You Less Productive' And Other Bad News | Five To Save

6/21/2022

We promise it's not all bad news, though!

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Topics: five to save, disruption, hiring, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, shortages, transparency, burnout, emergency preparedness, mental health, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, good news, supply chain resiliency, inventory efficiency

How To Incentivize Improvement in Provider, Patient Behavior | Five To Save

12/14/2021

It seems pretty clear the carrot works better than the stick. But does the size of the carrot matter?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, inventory management software, five to save, disruption, predictions, data breaches, buying medical supplies, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, risk assessment, predictive analytics, psychology

Hospital Security Has Worsened During Coronavirus Crisis | Five To Save

10/13/2020

As if you needed another thing to worry about...

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, excess inventory, cybersecurity, data breaches, healthcare data, emergency preparedness, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

Are You The Whistleblower Your Organization Needs?

10/6/2020

Hospitals should be sharing more information than ever right now. Should they also be sharing more information than they are?

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Topics: communication, coverup, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, whistleblowing

Survey and Study Results on the Coronavirus Crisis Response | Five To Save

9/29/2020

COVID-19 - and the response to it - can seem like a domino effect of unprecedented disasters. How do the facts back up - or refute - that sentiment?

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

5 Supply Chain Lessons Learned In The Coronavirus Crisis

9/22/2020

The often-revisited metaphor of the "one weak link" causing the entire supply chain to fail was in some ways proved correct this year.

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Topics: reallocation, emergency preparedness, ppe, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

Hope For A Vaccine, But Innovate Like There Isn't One | Five To Save

9/15/2020

At the risk of sounding like we're wearing a puffy shirt, we've got to ask: "What's the deal with that coronavirus vaccine?"

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, healthcare inventory, voting, medical logistics, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, pandemic, vaccines, uncertainty

Your Emergency Supplies Might Not Be As Helpful As You Think | Five To Save

8/18/2020

Tired of talking about supplies? Tough.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, hoarding

Improvement Is Impossible Without Admitting Your Mistakes

6/2/2020

Pretending that things can go back to the way they were - or that nothing has changed - won't help.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, Z5 Reallocate, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, transparency, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mistakes

Five To Save | Most Hospitals Won't Close. Is That Good Enough?

5/26/2020

We're pretty impressed with news organizations who have simultaneously overstated and underestimated the financial impact of COVID-19 on healthcare providers.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, mergers, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5

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