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Broadlane Receives Environmental Award for Excellence
Date:5/19/2009

ts. Environmental priorities and activities vary among clients and include objectives to raise awareness of environmentally preferable purchasing, environmental sustainability and patient safety.

In October 2007, Broadlane adopted a significant innovative green alternative: computer virtualization. Virtualization software allows the Broadlane technology department to run several servers on a single piece of physical hardware. Broadlane converted the majority of its production and supporting test environments to a virtual platform. The transition to virtual computing reduced its data center environmental footprint by 90 percent. The virtual servers use less space, heat, power, air-conditioning and lower hardware maintenance costs. Broadlane recycled the old servers to reduce landfill waste.

"Healthcare facilities and healthcare partners are accepting the challenge and demonstrating increasing willingness to take a strong stand on issues affecting the health of patients, healthcare workers and the environment," said David Ricker, president and chief executive officer, Broadlane. "Our clients are asking increasingly for eco-friendly, non-toxic products. We are living the environmental motto of 'reduce, reuse and recycle,' reducing our impact on the environment and assisting clients in reducing their impact on the environment."

About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth presented Environmental Excellence awards in seven categories for their work and commitment to healthcare and the environment today. The organization will sponsor the planting of 100 trees in Haiti for each award presented.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthc
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