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Ensemble Universal Integration Platform Will Support Countrywide Integration Initiative for Fast, Reliable Information Exchange

Cambridge, Mass. – December 6, 2005 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that CSC Computer Sciences BV has selected the Ensemble universal integration platform for a major healthcare integration project in The Netherlands. The new initiative, called the National Switching Point, will be the foundation for countrywide rollout of an electronic patient record (EHR) that is being developed under the direction of the National ICT Institute for Healthcare (NICTIZ).

The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform.

The goal of the Ensemble-based National Switching Point project is to enable healthcare organizations throughout The Netherlands to rapidly exchange patient information while ensuring confidentiality. The National Switching Point project is the foundation of the country’s National Information Infrastructure, which has been dubbed Aorta. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in early 2006, when the integration infrastructure will be delivered to enable pilot testing by representatives of multiple healthcare segments.

CSC selected Ensemble for the national initiative based on its ability to enable rapid integration combined with the advanced, innovative functionality needed to integrate a wide variety of heterogeneous applications, systems and repositories. “We chose Ensemble because it’s the best fit for the demanding requirements of the National Switching Point project,” said Darryl Berend, Director of Healthcare NL of CSC.

Development and management of the Ensemble-based system will be led by CSC under the supervision of NICTIZ. “Our experience with similar government projects in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Denmark ensures we have the expertise needed to rapidly build the foundation of a reliable and cost-effective countrywide healthcare information network,” Berend noted.

“We are very pleased to see that Ensemble is being chosen as the integration platform for EHR projects in countries around the world,” said Trevor Matz, InterSystems Managing Director, Ensemble. “We appreciate the opportunity to support this innovative countrywide initiative and look forward to a long and successful partnership with CSC.”

About InterSystems

For over 25 years, InterSystems Corporation has been a technology innovation leader in database and integration software. The CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform enable software developers in every industry sector to rapidly create, deploy and integrate high-performance applications. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and twenty-five regional offices, InterSystems serves more than four million users around the world. For more information, visit

InterSystems is the world’s leading 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.

About CSC

Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.5 billion for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2005. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

Trademark Notes:  Caché is a trademark of InterSystems Corporation.  Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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