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Z5 Inventory is on a mission to help healthcare providers avoid unnecessary expense due to product expiration.  The company offers a range of software and services powered by the Z5 Inventory Platform to conduct medical supply inventories and identify slow and excess product to reallocate it before it expires.

Z5 Inventory Unveils Online Medical Supplies Store

2/12/2019

From its inception in 2014, Z5 Inventory has made its mission saving money for healthcare providers by optimizing their supply chain and eliminating product expiration. The latest effort in living up to that promise is the debut of Buy.Z5Inventory.com--the online store component of the Z5 Buy solution.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, Z5 Buy

Crime In Healthcare - Hackers Want You To Stay Ignorant

2/11/2019

Cybersecurity, hacking, breaches – whatever you want to call it, we’ve talked about it before. We’ll talk about it again. Why? Because it keeps being a problem.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, cybersecurity, buying medical inventory, transparency, crime, crime in healthcare, data breaches, healthcare data

Crime In Healthcare - The Bad Apples

1/28/2019

Despite the trust that the patient puts in their healthcare providers – that clinicians and other employees will only ever act with their best interests at heart – healthcare is just like any industry. Crime is perpetrated every day.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, crime, fraud, crime in healthcare

Five To Save | Your Hospital Is Your Business. Act Like It | Jan. 21, 2019

1/21/2019

Here's a crazy idea: running a hospital like a business.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, amazon, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, donating medical supplies, out of stock, supplier relationships

Five To Save | New Year, New Strategies To Keep Your Job | Jan. 7, 2019

1/7/2019

The entire healthcare landscape will change in 2019. Or at least that's what everybody keeps telling us. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, new year, 2019, patient centered supply chain

Five To Save | What's The Deal With Mergers? | Dec. 10, 2018

12/10/2018

We're asking the hard questions at Z5 this week. Questions no one dares ask. Questions such as: "Are mergers, like, good, or...?"

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, mergers, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, healthcare legislation

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Inventory Count Fails

12/3/2018



Z5ers of every level – from co-founders to new hires – have been on the road this week helping hospitals all over the country conduct their physical inventory counts. We’ve seen our fair share of what, exactly, makes a good inventory, y’know, good.

But maybe that’s not what you want. Maybe you want an inventory that’s slow and painful for everybody.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, count sheets, bad advice

Five To Save | It's Cyber Monday. Is Your Tech Up To Speed? | Nov. 26, 2018

11/26/2018

Sorry we don't have any TVs on sale for $5. But we do have some words of wisdom for free.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, cyber monday, google, free advice

How Will Healthcare Survive 2019? By Improving 5 Things.

11/20/2018

Earlier this year a team of industry experts declared, by way of the Harvard Business Review, the Death of the Supply Chain. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it gets the prevailing sentiment across: evolve or die.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, equality, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, transparency, new year, waste reduction, slavery

Five To Save | America Voted For Healthcare. What Will It Get? | Nov. 12, 2018

11/12/2018

It happened. America voted. So... now what?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, buying medical inventory, healthcare legislation, politics, voting, elections