InterSystems Corporation(http://www.intersystems.com/), a global
leader in software for connected care, today announced that ASCEND HiT
has chosen InterSystems
HealthShare(http://www.intersystems.com/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@(http://www.intersystems.com/ensemble) integration engine and
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?(http://www.intersystems.com/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@(http://www.intersystems.com/cache/index.html) is the world's
most widely used database system in clinical applications.
InterSystems Ensemble@(http://www.intersystems.com/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(http://twitter.com/InterSystems).
About ASCEND HiT
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