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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.
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The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: Improving Outcomes By Operating As Normal

7/27/2021

Let's face it: healthcare creates a lot of waste. Hospitals throw a lot away. And we're not just talking about the excess medical supplies that are thrown away before they're even used (even though that's a huge problem).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, management of hospital inventory, sustainability, pollution

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

Opinion Poll Reveals Public Sentiment on Coronavirus, Normalcy | Five To Save

7/6/2021

America! Has opinions! How will changing opinions about the state of public health affect the people who provide that health?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, survey data, politics, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, polls

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

Reaching A Vaccination And Supply Turning Point | Five To Save

5/11/2021

We could see a massive drop-off in COVID-19 cases by July as long as there isn't a massive drop-off in the pace of vaccinations.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, india, outbreak

'No More Business As Usual' - Z5 in Becker's Hospital Review

1/26/2021

"For a long time in supply chain and in healthcare, there's been a 'business as usual' mentality."

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Topics: healthcare inventory, beckers, interview, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, good news, webinar, magazine

No Need For Cyber Monday Savings When You Save All Year

12/1/2020

We didn't have any Black Friday or Cyber Monday salestravaganzas for you. Because we bring you savings all year 'round.

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Topics: reallocation, holidays, savings, healthcare inventory, 2020, ppe, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, christmas

How Will A New Administration Change How You Administer Healthcare? | Five To Save

11/10/2020

The United States is probably about to get a new President. That will probably impact your day-to-day very little.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory

Are You The Whistleblower Your Organization Needs?

10/6/2020

Hospitals should be sharing more information than ever right now. Should they also be sharing more information than they are?

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Topics: communication, coverup, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, whistleblowing