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The Z5 Inventory blog is brought to you by the geniuses behind Count, Reallocate, Buy, which saves hospitals money at every step of your inventory's lifecycle.
Find out how to solve healthcare's $5 Billion inventory waste problem today. Then get back to the ridiculous gifs we found this week. 

Cases Are Up. Staffing Is Down. Are We Due For More Healthcare Delivery Interruptions? | Five To Save

7/20/2021

Public health issues are always tricky to tackle, because the people who are supposed to be tackling them are just as likely to be affected as they people they're trying to keep healthy.

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Topics: five to save, hiring, healthcare inventory, shipping, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, perpetual, jobs, healthcare workers

Protecting Vulnerable Populations: Isn't That What Healthcare Is All About?

6/1/2021

In a crisis, it's healthcare providers' responsibility to take the best care of those who are in the most danger.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, womens health, hiring, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, webinar, diversity, training, inclusion

Masks, Vaccines, and Remote Work: Who Needs Them? | Five To Save

5/25/2021

Vaccination rates are going down. Testing rates are going down. Are the pandemic case numbers doing the same?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, cdc

Healthcare Industry Waste Estimates Are Off By Billions

5/18/2021

Industry estimates put the amount of perfectly good medical product wasted every year around $15 Million. We think they're wrong by about $4.85 Billion.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, inventory management software, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, waste reduction, hospital supply chain, donations, case study, management of hospital inventory

2 Million Pounds: The Annual Weight of Unused Hospital Supplies | Five To Save

4/27/2021

Vaccines are available. Hope is on the horizon. But what does that mean for "getting back to normal?" And is "normal" a good thing to get back to?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, case study, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

The Secret Ingredient For Efficient Supply Chain Is Efficient Clinicians

4/20/2021

If you look at healthcare's supply chain as a business, who are the customers?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, survey data, healthcare inventory, syft, buying medical supplies, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, nursing, results, inventory optimization, supply levels

Hospitals Stocked Up. Now Billions Will Be Thrown Away.

4/6/2021

Currently the health care industry isn’t headed for a cliff. It’s hanging over the edge by a single finger.

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Topics: reallocation, healthcare inventory, beckers, steward health care, expiration, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, rock climbing

How We Can Reduce Infection Risk to Hospital Workers | Five To Save

3/2/2021

Not to go full Buzzfeed on you, but there are a few simple ways we can make our hospitals and communities safer from COVID-19. (Number 4 will not surprise you.)

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Topics: reallocation, healthcare inventory, beckers, free advice, steward health care, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, webinar, inventory management

Webinar Reminder: How Steward Saved $16 Million

2/16/2021

Wednesday, Feb. 17 we'll be live with Steward Health Care and Becker's Hospital Review for a webinar that's not boring. We promise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, steward health care, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory

You're Muted: How To Improve Communication Within Hospitals

2/9/2021

At the best of times, it can seem like hospital departments hardly talk to each other. And different provider facilities within the same network? Forget about it.

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Topics: inventory management software, healthcare inventory, beckers, steward health care, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, inventory management