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Ann Arbor, Mich. —August 16, 2004—Health Level Seven, Inc. (HL7) announced that InterSystems Corporation, makers of the CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform, has become one of the organization’s latest HL7 benefactor members. By becoming a benefactor member InterSystems Corporation, along with other HL7 benefactors, helps to provide the support needed for HL7 to continue developing its industry-critical standards and work products.

InterSystems Corporation joins the list of 26 other HL7 benefactor members including: Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., CAP Gemini Ernst & Young U.S. LLC, Documentum, Eclipsys Corporation, Eli Lilly & Company, the Food and Drug Administration, GE Medical Systems, Guidant Corporation, HIMS Solutions, Inc., IBM, IDX Systems Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, McKesson Information Solutions, Microsoft Corporation, Misys Healthcare Systems, NHS National Programme for IT, Oracle Corporation, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Philips Medical Systems, Quest Diagnostics Inc., Science Applications International Corporation, Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services, the U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

“We are delighted to welcome InterSystems Corporation as an HL7 benefactor,” said Mark Shafarman, HL7 chair.”The support of our benefactors is critical in enabling HL7 to continue its work toward interoperability in healthcare’s clinical practice and administrative systems, not only in the US, but worldwide.”

“As the leading provider of database technology in healthcare, InterSystems is committed to HL7 and its interoperability initiatives,” said InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning Paul Grabscheid. “With our new Ensemble universal integration platform, we are seeing a growing trend toward building new composite applications and integrating existing applications with new technologies. Interoperability plays a major role in successful integration projects and we are very pleased to help support the group that is focused on key healthcare industry standards.”

About InterSystems Corporation

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) has served the needs of IT organizations and independent software vendors for more than two decades. InterSystems’ showcase products, the CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble integration platform, enable the rapid creation and fast integration of high-performance applications. Over four million people use mission-critical applications based on InterSystems’ software. Twenty regional offices serve application developers and integrators around the world, and 24 x 7 support is provided for all InterSystems products. InterSystems is the leading database provider 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 HL7

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven, Inc. (http://www.HL7.org/) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s 2,000 members represent over 500 corporate members, including 90 percent of the largest information systems vendors serving healthcare.

International affiliates have also been established in 25 countries throughout the globe including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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

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HL7
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Maureen Flaherty
InterSystems
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