Paris—21 May, 2012— InterSystems announces the signing of its first framework agreement for TrakCare in France, which will be deployed within the Hospital Group of the Catholic Institute of Lille (GHICL).
Last September, InterSystems Corporation announced the acquisition of Siemens Health Services (SHS), an event that marked the entrance of InterSystems selling directly into the French healthcare market. InterSystems TrakCare™ is an Internet-based, unified healthcare information system that provides a full range of clinical, administrative, laboratory and community care capabilities. It is a multi-language system that comes pre-configured for local market requirements, so customers can be up and running quickly with a system that supports the way they work. In November of 2011, InterSystems began a collaborative process with GHICL and five other leading hospital customers to define these requirements and construct a French Edition of TrakCare. This software, which is now ready for installation at GHICL and other customer sites, includes predefined workflows, screen layouts, reports, integrations, and other components that are tailored to the practices of French hospitals.
TrakCare complements and extends the capabilities of the widely implemented Clinicom hospital administration and billing system. A key objective of the French Edition is to seamlessly link the two products so that the combination of TrakCare and Clinicom forms a complete clinical and administrative capability optimized to the policies and practices of health care in France.
Supported by the Catholic Institute of Lille, GHICL is a private, nonprofit university hospital group that manages 686 beds across two facilities, with comprehensive care services that include emergency, surgery, pharmacy, adult psychiatry, obstetrics, pediatric, rehabilitation, and advanced technical units such as laboratories and specialist surgeries. GHICL works in partnership with the Free Faculty of Medicine and its paramedical schools to provide education services for health professionals, providing university hospital-level quality of care at no extra cost. They also visit patients in their homes and use the latest technologies for innovative and efficient solutions.
For nearly 10 years, GHICL has managed its administration using InterSystems software technologies through third-party applications for accounting, human resources, payroll, and more recently, patient administration and billing. It also relied on clinical modules for medication management, pharmacy stock control, and emergencies as well as using connections to third-party modules for care planning, workflow management, chemotherapy, and the optimization of the Medicalization Program Information Systems for Government remuneration. InterSystems technologies were used to run or connect all parts of this comprehensive set of care systems.
“Convinced by the potential of InterSystems’ solution, by its business approach, and the breadth of its experience, we decided to move to the French Edition of TrakCare in order to benefit from InterSystems expertise and experience in offering a reliable solution that has already been proven in other countries. The project management methodology was also a deciding factor. We intend to prove that a tight deployment time is an important factor of success and value creation for a complex project.” confirms Philippe Wlodyka, CIO of GHICL.
“InterSystems is delighted and grateful for GHICL’s decision to implement TrakCare, and we hope that many more of our customers and prospects will soon reach the same conclusion that by adding InterSystems TrakCare to Clinicom, hospitals will improve the quality of patient outcomes and deliver rapid and measurable operational cost efficiencies,” stated Eddie Anoufa, Country Manager, InterSystems France.
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 23 countries InterSystems CACHÉ® is the most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, and the creation of an Electronic Health Record on a regional or national scale. InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time analytics capabilities in transactional applications.
InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs worldwide, including all 17 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.
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