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July 14, 2008


Industry Leading Technology and Unrivaled Product Value Highlights Toshiba Win

TUSTIN, California — July 14, 2008 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. was awarded a computed tomography (CT) contract by Broadlane’s clients. Toshiba, an industry leader in CT technology, has won this contract two years in a row for the same modality from Broadlane, a leading supply chain services company serving healthcare providers throughout the United States.

“Technology is the first and most heavily weighted criteria in Broadlane’s decision-making process, and these commitments are a strong indication of our position as a technology leader and our high customer satisfaction ratings,” stated Doug Larm, vice president, Enterprise Business Group, Toshiba. “The selection of Toshiba’s CT system for Broadlane’s recent CT contract is a testament to our commitment to image quality, low radiation dose and flexibility in meeting all our customer’s needs.”

Broadlane invites medical imaging vendors to present their technology and service highlights for capital equipment to Broadlane clients and participate in live negotiations over a three-day period. This process, called a “Live Group Buy,” allows clients to determine and weigh the criteria and select the best medical equipment at the best price from several competing vendors.

Toshiba’s image quality, low radiation dose, commitment to education and easy upgrade path were major selling points for Broadlane and helped secure the win. Toshiba took a comprehensive approach to presenting including a webcast and site visits for decision makers.

About Broadlane
Broadlane is a leading technology-oriented healthcare services company that reduces cost and creates 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

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $67 billion. For more information, visit