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Fast Development, Flexibility Major Drivers Behind Software Selection

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—September 26, 2006—InterSystems Corporation today announced that, based on an extensive evaluation of leading integration products, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has selected Ensemble as its enterprise integration engine. Ensemble will replace SeeBeyond DataGate, the integration technology currently used by Cedars-Sinai, and will be used for all future integration projects, according to Cedars-Sinai CIO Darren Dworkin.

The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database, Ensemble rapid integration software and HealthShare health information exchange platform. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the Western United States. Approximately 1800 physicians in virtually all medical specialties serve Cedars-Sinai’s patient population. Known throughout healthcare as a leader in advanced technology and ranked as a national leader in quality healthcare delivery, six of Cedars-Sinai’s specialities ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News and World Report’s 2006 “America’s Best Hospitals” guide. And, Cedars-Sinai received the “Most Wired Hospital” designation from Hospitals & Networks Magazine in 2006.

“The speed of development made possible by Ensemble combined with the ability to address the entire range of our requirements were critical to our integration software selection,” Dworkin said. “We currently have more than 160 interfaces running on production systems where Ensemble will replace the legacy integration technology. And, Ensemble will be the foundation software used for advanced integration work as we move forward.”

“InterSystems is a proven leader in healthcare and shares our strong commitment to advancing healthcare technology standards,” Dworkin continued. “Our long-term strategy is aimed at building a single system environment for our clinical IT platform. Ensemble provides the extensibility, speed-to-deployment and wide choice of adapters needed to replace the current integration engine and is critical to implementing our organization’s IT strategic vision.”

“InterSystems is very excited about partnering with Cedars-Sinai to fulfill their visionary strategy for enterprise-wide integration,” said Trevor Matz, InterSystems Managing Director, Application Integration. “Cedars-Sinai has a well-deserved reputation for successful healthcare technology innovation. InterSystems is committed to supporting these advanced initiatives for rapidly linking internal and external people, processes and applications while preserving their IT investment.”

About InterSystems

For over 25 years, InterSystems Corporation has been a technology innovation leader in database and integration software. The CACHÉ post-relational database, Ensemble rapid integration software and HealthShare information exchange platform enable developers to quickly create, deploy and integrate high-performance systems. With world headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has offices in 20 countries and provides support to customers in 88 countries.

InterSystems is a leader in integration technology and the world’s #1 database provider in healthcare, with its products used by most major hospitals and labs, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit

About Cedars-Sinai

The first of eight hospitals in California whose nurses have been honored with the prestigious Magnet designation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the Western United States. For 18 consecutive years, it has been named Los Angeles’ most preferred hospital for all health needs in an independent survey of area residents. Cedars-Sinai is internationally renowned for its diagnostic and treatment capabilities and its broad spectrum of programs and services, as well as breakthroughs in biomedical research and superlative medical education. It ranks among the top 10 non-university hospitals in the nation for its research activities and was recently fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Additional information is available at

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