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University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) Selects Broadlane to Provide Comprehensive Supply Chain Services
Date:9/11/2008

Broadlane announced today that University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) in Tucson, Arizona has selected Broadlane to provide an array of supply chain services under an exclusive agreement. Financial terms were not announced.

Dallas (Vocus) September 11, 2008-- http://www.broadlane.com [Broadlane] announced today that University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) in Tucson, Arizona has selected Broadlane to provide an array of http://www.broadlane.com [supply chain] services under an exclusive agreement. Financial terms were not announced.

Broadlane will provide University Physicians Healthcare access to its unparalleled national GPO portfolio for consumable supplies, capital equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services. Additionally, University Physicians Healthcare will utilize Broadlane's OnRamp client portal and BroadLink™ (Broadlane's e-commerce exchange), to streamline purchasing processes and help manage its approximate $20 million in annual supply spend.

"We conducted a thorough analysis before selecting Broadlane," said Larry Aldrich, interim chief executive officer, University Physicians Healthcare. "We are confident that their extensive GPO portfolio and technology will help us generate the maximum savings available. During the selection process, Broadlane not only offered the best supply chain solution for us, they also presented a comprehensive implementation plan. We are confident of Broadlane's attentive client service and ability to deliver results."

"We are pleased to have been selected by University Physicians Healthcare," said Julie Plaga, senior vice president, sales, Broadlane. "They conducted ample research to determine the best solution for delivering the supply chain improvements and savings they needed. We look forward to helping meet their savings goals beginning with our comprehensive implementation plans, followed by our hands-on client service."

About University Physicians Healthcare
University Physicians Healthcare is a nonprofit corporation created in 1985 as the medical practice of the physicians of the UA College of Medicine. Together, University Physicians Healthcare, The University of Arizona, UPH Hospital at Kino Campus and University Medical Center combine to care for patients, educate medical students, train young physicians and conduct clinical research. With over 350 physicians and 1,500 staff, UPH is Arizona's largest physicians group. More information on University Physicians Healthcare can be found at www.uph.org.

About Broadlane
http://www.broadlane.com [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 http://www.broadlane.com [supply chain] services include:

  • Unparalleled 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

The Preference Group™, a division of Broadlane, consults with healthcare facilities to help manage the cost of clinical items and processes. The Preference Group's specialized clinical programs include:
  • Medication Use Management (MUM)
  • Orthopedic Management Program
  • Cardiovascular Management Program
  • And many others

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.

Media Contact: Jim Webb
Broadlane
972.813.7782
jim.webb @ broadlane.com

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