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National Competition Winners Named by “Application Development Trends” Magazine

CAMBRIDGE, MA – May 6, 1998 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital has received a 1998 Innovator Award from Application Development Trends magazine. The award was in the Client/Server Development category for a transaction processing (TP) application built on the Caché post-relational DBMS from InterSystems.

The national competition honors IS organizations and developers for using information technology in highly innovative ways. G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital received an award for an application system that tracks every meal served to every patient—approximately 400,000 meals annually. The hospital, based in Arcadia, FL, serves the needs of about 450 patients with profound mental illness.

“These clients require careful monitoring on a 24-hour basis to meet their nutritional needs while also ensuring their safety,” explains Glenn Palmiere, CIO for the hospital. The award-winning application automatically assures that the right meals get to the right patient in the right portions. It protects the health and safety of patients while reducing staff time in serving meals, and enabling staff members to focus on other critical patient care issues. Palmiere led the development team that built and implemented the new system in just eight months. “We combined a variety of technologies such as barcode scanning, GUI application development, image processing, and an extensive client/server network. The database around which all of these components revolve is InterSystems Caché. The Caché post-relational DBMS provided the high performance and rapid application development environment key to the success of this complex TP application,” he says.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, InterSystems Corporation is the leading provider of high performance post-relational database systems optimized for transaction processing applications, with over 1.5 million users worldwide. Caché features advanced object functionality integrated with a transactional multidimensional data model for high performance, scalability, and reliability in Web and other network-centric environments.

Trademark Notes: Caché and TMDM are trademarks of InterSystems Corporation. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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