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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. 

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

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

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

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

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

Healthcare's Supply Chain Is On Thin Financial Ice | Five To Save

3/30/2021

Yes, we still do Five To Saves around here.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory

Z5 Inventory Honored As 'Most Promising Healthcare Solution Provider'

3/23/2021

In their annual review of tech improving the healthcare industry, online journal CIOReview put Z5 Inventory at the front of the class of 2021.

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Topics: technology, reallocation, awards, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, 2021, cioreview, free trial, new platform, design, cycle count