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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. 

How Do You Choose What Healthcare Communication To Trust? | Five To Save

9/14/2021

The common wisdom is not to trust anything you read on the internet. Which doesn't seem all that wise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, webinar, inventory optimization, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

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

Staying Healthy, Stocked, and Secure: Supply Chain Pros Have To Manage It All | Five To Save

8/3/2021

Everybody has been affected by endangered health, supply chain disruptions, and struggling to meet ever-evolving digital standards. But only healthcare supply chain pros have had to find solutions for it all.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, risk management

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

Marking To Market: The PPE Struggle No One Is Talking About

7/13/2021

Hospitals' records of their PPE supplies are only accurate if their pricing is updated.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory valuation, reallocation, buying medical inventory, healthcare supplies, healthcare logistics, price is right, expiration, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, mark to market, accounting

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

New Tech Trends Changing The Healthcare Industry During COVID-19

5/4/2021

It’s typical for improvements to the healthcare industry to be filed under “wouldn’t that be nice,” but being on the front line of the coronavirus crisis has bumped up some technological improvements to “how do we get that implemented yesterday.” We’ve once again teamed up with our friends at Career Karma to examine a few tech trends changing the healthcare industry, particularly with regard to COVID-19 response.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, career advice, education, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

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