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Find out how to solve healthcare's $5 Billion inventory waste problem today. Then get back to the ridiculous gifs we found this week. 

Five To Save | Let Us Do The Hard Work For You | January 16th, 2018

1/16/2018
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Hi All!

Welcome to the first edition of the Five To Save healthcare supply chain and finance newsletter. Over here at Z5 we like to keep our eyes on what's happening in the marketplace and make sure you are up-to-date with all of the cool things happening at Z5. To that end, we will be serving up some of the more interesting tidbits that may be able to help you. Below are five articles we are spending some time pondering:

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Version 2.5 - The Fastest, Most Efficient Way to Count and Value Medical Supply - Is Now Available

1/9/2018
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We recently dropped Version 2.5 of the Z5 Inventory Platform and App, eliminating the need for archaic, inaccurate paper counts and enabling the identification of slow and excess inventory for the purpose of expiration avoidance.   

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Centura Health Renews with a Long-Term Commitment to Z5 Inventory!

12/13/2017
 
Well it sure is one of the best compliments you can receive  when a customer chooses to renew with your company (as you all may know), but when they ask to extend beyond the originally proposed term for an additional two years, then you know you are doing something right!
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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, growth, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Your Bottom Line Is Going To Thank You.

6/28/2017

Admit it. You made a mistake. We all make mistakes, right?

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, inventory audit, healthcare, supply chain, Boston Children's Hospital, new client spotlight, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

New Client Spotlight: Boston Children's Hospital

6/21/2017
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Z5 software and Z5 provided services will be used to complete a physical inventory count at Boston Children’s Hospital, pictured above.

We're proud to announce that Boston Children’s Hospital has selected Z5 Inventory to perform a physical inventory count within designated areas of the hospital. Our team will coordinate and complete the count using Z5 Count, our iPad app, later this June. 

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, inventory audit, healthcare, supply chain, Boston Children's Hospital, new client spotlight, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

How Are You Going To Meet Your Annual Financial Savings Goal?

6/16/2017

Every year hospitals and hospital staff go through the annual budget process. Departments submit projections for their needs, projects are prioritized and re-prioritized, meetings are held to discuss the merits of each, and at the end of the process, funds get allocated.  

Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy?

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Inventory Counts Are Fun! Don’t You Agree?

6/13/2017

You live in a world filled with boxes, packages, bins, shelves, storage rooms, items out of order, manufacturer name changes, and did I mention the unreadable labels?

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

5 Myths That Lead to Poor Inventory Management

6/6/2017
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Have you heard of Asclepius?

No, he's not one of the new resident physicians.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

You Can Now Buy & Sell Medical Inventory Directly Through Z5

4/18/2017
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It's April. That means it's time for wildflowers, warmer weather, and - for most - a little spring cleaning.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Your Inventory Is Saying A Lot. It's Saying: "I Am Cash!"

3/20/2017

Can inventory counts alleviate the financial challenges listed in the latest ACHE survey?

The Top 3 overall healthcare challenges surveyed across 383 CEOs were as follows (with financial challenges leading the list):

  1. Financial challenges
  2. Government mandates
  3. Patient safety and quality
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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory