InterSystems Corporation(, a global

leader in software for connected care, today announced that ASCEND HiT

has chosen InterSystems

HealthShare( as the

application platform to provide interoperability for its ASCEND

cardiovascular solution suite.

"We are effectively introducing a new technology paradigm that

delivers superior cardiovascular information management capabilities

into the electronic medical environment," said Jeffrey Soble, M.D. and

President of ASCEND HiT. "There is a need for systems that bridge the

gap between the cardiovascular department and the enterprise. The

ASCEND solution was built from the ground up using best-of-breed

cardiovascular IT components, and utilizes InterSystems HealthShare to

leverage the power of existing enterprise HIS/RIS and PACS systems."

Dr. Soble, who heads the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at Rush University

Medical Center in Chicago, added, "Core components of the ASCEND

software suite already have a track record of success with hospitals

nationwide. With the launch of these applications on the advanced

technology of InterSystems HealthShare, ASCEND HiT will be delivering

a breakthrough application on a platform with proven


Extensive Research and Testing Leads to Choice of HealthShare

ASCEND HiT chose HealthShare as its application platform after an

in-depth evaluation that began with a survey of the capabilities of

products offered by nine healthcare technology vendors. Based on that

survey, ASCEND HiT deployed and evaluated three platforms. "After

hands-on experience with each platform and discussions with teams from

each vendor, it was clear that InterSystems HealthShare, which

includes the embedded InterSystems

Ensemble@( integration engine and

InterSystems CACHÉ@(

high-performance database system, provided the best platform for

future development," Soble said. "HealthShare supports all of the

message and data exchange protocols we must support now, as well as

the HL7/IHE document exchange capabilities we will be leveraging in

the near future."

InterSystems' focus on establishing long-term partnerships with

application providers also played an important part in the decision to

deploy on HealthShare, according to Soble. "InterSystems exhibited

strong interest in our goals and invested their time and expertise in

our evaluation effort."

"We are committed to working closely with our application partners to

support their business and technology objectives, and to enable

development of the breakthrough connected care solutions that are so

critical to optimal healthcare delivery," said Paul Grabscheid,

InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning.

About InterSystems InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in

software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge,

Massachusetts and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems

HealthShare?( is a strategic

healthcare informatics platform for information exchange and analytics

within a hospital network, and across a community, region or nation.

HealthShare leverages InterSystems iKnow and DeepSee technologies to

unlock all patient information, including unstructured data, and to

enable real-time analysis. InterSystems

CACHÉ@( is the world's

most widely used database system in clinical applications.

InterSystems Ensemble@( is a

platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable


InterSystems' products are used by thousands of hospitals and

laboratories worldwide, including all 17 hospitals on the Honor Roll

of America's Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

For more information, visit,,,

or @InterSystems on Twitter(


ASCEND HiT produces healthcare information technology focused on

cardiology. ASCEND HiT is a division of Cyberpulse, L.L.C. based in

the Chicago area. ASCEND HiT leverages well over a decade of product

development built on vast experience and clinical "know-how" in

cardiology and IT. Our clinical reporting, device interfaces, and

analytics are currently in daily use in many of the top institutions

and hospital systems in the nation. For additional information, please