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Resources Taken Away From Healthcare Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

7/5/2022

Supply shortages are frustrating. Budget cutbacks are frustrating. Long hours are frustrating. But all of those things are expected.

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Topics: newsletter, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, mental health, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, gloves, supply chain innovation, never events, public healthcare policy, medical supply transparency, medical supply shortages, hospital regulations

Effective Healthcare Organizations Require Effective Boards | Five To Save

6/7/2022

Everybody reports to somebody. But healthcare providers tend to have a skewed view on how top-down decision-making should be.

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, disruption, hiring, equality, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, medical inventory, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, business advice, benefits, governing boards

Has Anything Crazy Happened In Healthcare's Supply Chain This Week? | Five To Save

4/19/2022

We've spent the last month focusing on the big-picture issues, but the news waits for no man (or cat... or pig). 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, government, buying medical supplies, failure, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, sourcing, medical supply chain tracking software, manufacturing, gloves, warehouse management

Whiplash In Policy And Procurement Wears Healthcare Pros Out | Five To Save

2/22/2022

The news changing constantly isn't anything - if you'll pardon the phrase - new. But that's a big part of what's contributed to healthcare worker burnout in the last couple of years. How do we fight that?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, drug shortages, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, masks, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, pharmacy inventory

Meeting Healthcare Worker Needs for the First Time | Five To Save

1/4/2022

Whether you've been away from the medical supply shelves for a couple of weeks or a couple of hours, you probably haven't been paying close attention to the news. Here's what you missed.

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Topics: supply chain management, disruption, healthcare inventory, new year, government, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, good news

Statistics You Can Use To Stay Positive During a Prolonged Pandemic | Five To Save

8/17/2021

How is it that the phrase "the numbers are in" immediately conjures images of danger and doom? Can't "the numbers ever be good?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, statistics, five to save, disruption, communication, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management, masks, ongoing optimization

How Government Investment Is Supporting Healthcare Industry Recovery | Five To Save

6/22/2021

As the pandemic drags on, part of what's helping turn the corner for communities and the healthcare providers who serve them is the additional resources - often including cash - provided by their governments.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, investments, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, manufacturing, canada

How To Make A Healthcare Initiative Successful (Spoiler: It's Collaboration) | Five To Save

6/8/2021

Say you want to train everyone at a hospital on a best practice or keep them informed on what you're doing so that they can help. You probably won't succeed if you keep your ideas to yourself.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, healthcare legislation, donating medical supplies, government, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, collaboration

How Well Do Your Representatives Represent Healthcare?

11/2/2020

It’s time to vote. Again. Hooray.

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Topics: healthcare inventory, trade war, voting, elections, government, coronavirus, covid-19, podcasts, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

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

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