Broadlane recently held its 2008 Live Group Buy for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Broadlane’s clients awarded the High-Field Open MRI contract to Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2008 -– Broadlane recently held its 2008 Live Group Buy for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Broadlane’s clients awarded the High-Field Open MRI contract to Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
A clinical committee of radiology department directors, physicians, administrators and technologists from participating Broadlane client health facilities attended the event. ECRI Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization, served as an unbiased guest expert, offering equipment purchasing clients the inside track on the latest MRI equipment.
The Broadlane Live Group Buy process is unique within the industry. Participants determine and weight the criteria used to evaluate the equipment and suppliers. Participants then rate supplier technology, identify key operational support components, participate in live negotiations and ultimately make a contract award based on the technology, service and total cost of ownership.
Hitachi’s High-field Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. was the winner for the High-Field Open MRI category. Hitachi’s Oasis™ 1.2T High-Field Open MRI was chosen from a group of competitors based on assessment of technology, image quality, customer service, patient comfort and total life cycle cost.
As a result of the Broadlane Live Group Buy process, those clients who pre-committed to purchase a high-field MRI within the next 12 months will realize significant savings on their purchase.
"We are pleased to have been selected by Broadlane and its clients," said Sheldon Schaffer, vice president and general manger of MRI/CT for
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