Life in the Broadlane

New tools available for healthcare industry

San Francisco  September 10, 2001  Broadlane Inc., which delivers supply chain services to the healthcare industry, recently announced the internal release of the company's new contract management system, CMS 2001. The system is an enterprise-wide JAVA-based suite of applications designed to support Broadlane's base of contract management services.

CMS 2001 builds on Broadlane's existing contract management system by Web-enabling and expanding the contract, membership, catalog and reporting functions of the system. It also delivers an audit application that enables Broadlane's healthcare partners to identify contract-related cost savings opportunities.

"The new system will leverage Broadlane's extensive contract management expertise and the Internet to improve the performance of the contracting life-cycle for our healthcare business partners," said Lee Marston, head of Broadlane's technology department.

CMS 2001 manages more than 600 contracts with 350 suppliers covering more than 800,000 products for Broadlane's customer base of 572 hospitals and 2,175 sub-acute care facilities.

CMS 2001 adds to the list of technology-related services offered by Broadlane and is integrated into Broadlane's procurement and e-commerce applications. CMS 2001 was designed and developed with assistance from Lante Corp., an information technology consulting company focused on helping corporations connect and collaborate electronically.