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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. 

Healthcare Can Mitigate Disaster If We've Prepared For It | Five To Save

1/25/2022

Whether you're in an area where things are staring to look up or have never looked grimmer, we did actually find some tools to help you deal with the current (and any future) disaster.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare, reallocation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, crime in healthcare, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, loss and expiration avoidance, predictive analytics, medical devices, pharmacy inventory

Without Resources, How Will Hospitals Survive As Businesses? | Five To Save

1/18/2022

Healthcare providers can't continue to provide goods and services in exchange for money if there are no personnel to provide the services and no goods, period.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, shortages, coronavirus, covid-19, sourcing, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, human resources

'Healthcare Heroes' Are Human Beings And Appreciate Being Treated That Way

1/11/2022

Give your healthcare workers and your community support instead of lip-service.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, savings, hiring, burnout, ppe, mental health, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, nursing, human resources, staffing

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

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

Helping Inventory Shelves: Who's Keeping An Eye On Your Product?

12/7/2021

Medical supply shelves need their own elves. But some that are actually there to help out instead of staring at.you all the time like tiny, creepy spies.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, holidays, artificial intelligence, predictions, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, christmas, medical supply procurement, risk analysis, medical inventory, predictive analytics

Everybody's Talking About Supply Chain, Nobody Knows What It Is | Five To Save

11/30/2021

You probably just spent some time hearing your friends and family use the words "supply chain," and they were probably using them incorrectly.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, inventory management system, risk assessment, omicron

Z5 Partner Hospital Successes & Other Things To Be Thankful For

11/23/2021

2021 probably hasn't turned out to be quite the year we all hoped it would, but you're probably thankful for the successes you were able to squeeze out of it - just like we are!

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, holidays, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, ppe, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner, thanksgiving

This Tool Helps Hospitals Stop Rolling The Dice On Expiring Inventory

11/9/2021

Healthcare providers are playing a dangerous game with medical supplies.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, medical and surgical supplies, calculator

Announcement: Join Carl's Talk About Expiration Avoidance at AHRMM Virtual

9/7/2021

Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt is a featured speaker at the AHRMM21+ virtual conference Wednesday, September 15.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, conferences, trade shows, healthcare inventory, supply chain groups, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences