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Jordan Health Systems Selects Broadlane to Provide Comprehensive Supply Chain Services
Date:12/10/2008

Broadlane to provide national contracting portfolio, e-commerce exchange and clinical services

Dallas (Vocus) December 10, 2008 -- Broadlane announced today that Jordan Health Systems in Plymouth, Massachusetts has selected Broadlane as the exclusive provider of a broad range of supply chain services to help manage its approximate $35 million in annual spend.

Jordan Health Systems will access Broadlane's unparalleled national GPO portfolio of consumable supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services. Additionally, Jordan Health Systems will utilize OnRamp™ (Broadlane's client portal) and BroadLink® (Broadlane's e-commerce exchange), to streamline purchasing processes.

Through The Preference Group™, Broadlane clinicians will provide an array of consulting services to Jordan Health Systems focused on reducing the cost of specific physician preference items and improving related procurement processes.

"After analyzing internal processes and expenditures, we came to the conclusion that by working with Broadlane, we could reduce spending while improving those processes," said Peter Holden, chief executive officer, Jordan Health Systems. "Demonstrated supply savings, exceptional account management and experienced clinical consultants are just a few of the reasons we chose Broadlane. We look forward to reducing our costs and to improving our processes so we are better able to serve our patients."

"We are pleased to welcome Jordan Health Systems as a Broadlane client," said Julie Plaga, senior vice president, sales, Broadlane. "They conducted ample research to determine the best solution for delivering the supply chain improvements and cost reduction strategies they needed. We're thrilled to be working with them and are confident that the custom solutions we developed will drive the sustainable savings and operational improvements they are seeking."

"Jordan Health Systems is a perfect fit for Broadlane," said David Ricker, president and chief executive officer, Broadlane. "We don't differentiate our contract pricing based on the size of our clients. Jordan Health Systems will receive the same negotiated contract pricing as our larger clients, which include some of the largest systems in the nation."

About Jordan Health Systems

Jordan Health Systems is a not-for-profit corporation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its facilities include Jordan Hospital, Cranberry Hospice, the Jordan Health and Wellness Center and Jordan Physician Associates.

Jordan Hospital is proud to be a not-for-profit hospital, and has been for more than 100 years. We serve a dozen towns in Plymouth and Barnstable counties in Massachusetts. Cranberry Hospice, also not-for-profit, has been dedicated to its patients for a total of more than 25 years.

About Broadlane

Broadlane is the leading technology-oriented healthcare services company, reducing cost and creating operational efficiencies for thousands of acute care hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices and other healthcare providers in the United States. Its core services include supply chain management and clinical workforce management services.

Broadlane's comprehensive supply chain services include:

  • High-powered national and custom contracting for supplies, pharmaceuticals, equipment and purchased services
  • Innovative Procurement Services and purchase transaction management
  • Clinical Services for managing clinical preference items and operating room and cath lab spending
  • Comprehensive Materials Management Services - including outsourcing
  • Informatics - benchmarking, advanced analytics and reporting
  • Supply chain technology and e-commerce

Broadlane Workforce Management™ addresses nurses and allied healthcare practitioners and includes:
  • External shift and agency management services
  • Internal shift management, including electronic shift auctions
  • Regional nurse float pool management and internal agency management
  • E-commerce workforce exchange linking healthcare providers, clinical staff and agencies, enabling efficient shift management and fulfillment and reconciliation

Broadlane's clients include leading providers such as Advocate Health Care, Ascension Health, Beaumont Hospitals, CHRISTUS Health, Continuum Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, MedCath Corporation, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and UMass Memorial Health Care.

The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more information, visit www.broadlane.com.

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