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Post-Relational Database Performance Key to Technology Choice

Cambridge, MA-November 18, 2002-InterSystems Corporation today announced that HealthyConnect has chosen CACHÉ as the database software for its browser-based Knowledge Management tools for departmental healthcare organizations.

The leading database in healthcare, the post-relational CACHÉ database is developed and marketed by InterSystems. HealthyConnect, headquartered in Toronto, provides end-to-end solutions to the healthcare industry by delivering Web-based enterprise management tools focused on hospital workflow and information management including document management.

Developed to help hospitals reduce the cost and improve accessibility to information, the HealthyConnect product family includes:

  • WebBuild – Content Management for both Internet and Intranet systems
  • WebLearn – Learning Management solutions
  • WebClinic – Patient Referral solutions

“We chose CACHÉ because it is optimized to deliver the exceptional performance required in healthcare environments,” states Carl Pahapill, HealthyConnect CEO. “The combination of CACHÉ post-relational database technology with our knowledge management tools enables us to offer clients a tremendous value proposition that includes both cost reduction and revenue enhancements.”

Cutting Costs and Building Revenue

HealthyConnect delivers an efficient model for management of information within a healthcare enterprise. By offering a non-technical solution for delivering and managing data and documents, organizations are able to substantially reduce costs where full-time, part-time and outsourced solutions are concerned. In addition, HealthyConnect offers healthcare providers revenue opportunities through the resale of learning content through public healthcare portals and agreements with distribution partners.

Partnering for Success

HealthyConnect’s market focus for WebBuild, WebLearn and WebClinic fits well with InterSystems’ strategy, according to Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems’ vice president of strategic planning. “Explosive growth in the medical user-base demands high performance and a scalable infrastructure throughout the patient information chain. The ability of HealthyConnect to deliver knowledge management/workflow tools for the growing healthcare market where InterSystems is the dominant database technology makes our partnership a natural fit.”

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., InterSystems Corporation ( is a leading provider of high performance database systems for Web applications, with over four million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, CACHÉ, is a post-relational database that uniquely offers three integrated data access options: a robust object database, high performance SQL and rich multidimensional access. CACHÉ enables rapid Web application development, extraordinary transaction processing speed and real-time queries against transactional data. InterSystems is the leading database in healthcare, with CACHÉ in use at the majority of major hospitals and labs around the world, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

About HealthyConnect

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, HealthyConnect ( has a most successful combination of product and service that enables HealthyConnect to create a Web environment that will reduce operational costs. The value-added planning, implementation and support services ensure smooth information systems integration. In client partnerships, HealthyConnect determines the optimal strategy for the customization and deployment of our products, to provide a complete solution.

HealthyConnect’s tools help decrease the time required for the acquisition and distribution of information, thus liberating resources that can then be used for information processing. The result is more efficient workflow, empowering clients to provide a higher quality of care and service to patients and their families.

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

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