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Using InterSystems HealthShare Platform, Homecare Homebase Ensures Strategic Interoperability Among Hospitals, Labs, Physicians and Home-Based Care Settings

NEW ORLEANS, HIMSS 2013, March 4, 2013 — InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, announced that Homecare Homebase, an InterSystems application partner and leading healthcare software company serving the fast-growing post-acute-care industry, has been recognized with the InterSystems Award for Breakthrough Applications.  The award recognizes Homecare Homebase for its innovative work developing cloud-based, mobile-enabled solutions for the home care and hospice industry, leveraging the InterSystems HealthShare® informatics platform to ensure strategic interoperability across diverse clinical, operational and financial systems.

Homecare Homebase offers a complete cloud-based software solution that automates business processes across homecare and hospice agencies. It offers real-time, secure data exchange across the office, field staff and physicians, connecting everyone in the patient’s circle of care to improve communication, streamline operations and enable truly coordinated care.

Before using HealthShare, Homecare Homebase’s interface development team was challenged to provide interoperability with each new agency and care network, including providers and health information exchanges. “Every new software environment posed a new set of challenges. It was a laborious and time-consuming process,” recalled Matt Cassaro, Vice President of Technology, Homecare Homebase.

Since many of the company’s end users deploy tablets and other mobile devices in the field, the interoperability challenges are even greater.  “With HealthShare as our strategic interoperability foundation, we now can respond more nimbly to the market and handle the complexities of a diverse and rapidly changing environment. No matter what applications our customers are using, or what devices they operate in the field, we know we have a solid platform that can address all of their requirements. Interoperability is no longer a challenge for us; it’s now become a value differentiator for Homecare Homebase,” Cassaro added.

“It has been a pleasure working with the integration team at Homecare Homebase. They are very responsive to any and all requests, turning things around quickly and providing answers to questions within the same day. In New York State, there are several RHIOs that we plan to integrate with over the next year, and knowing that we have a quality integration platform to rely on gives me confidence we can achieve our goals,” said Andrew Bascom, IT Director at HCR Home Care, a Rochester, NY-based home healthcare agency and Homecare Homebase customer.

“We are proud to be working with Homecare Homebase, a leader in the rapidly growing home care and hospice industry. By relying on InterSystems HealthShare as its strategic interoperability foundation, Homecare Homebase has created a breakthrough application that will be a game-changer for making post-acute care more connected, more affordable and more patient-centric,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning.

Information for Media Attending HIMSS 2013

InterSystems is exhibiting at HIMSS, Booth 2817, from March 3-7, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Visit our InterSystems HIMSS 2013 site to see our full schedule of presentations and learn more about the Key to Breakthroughs in Accountable Care. Media requests for interviews, photos and other information may be addressed to Catherine Marenghi, 781-715-7310 (m), catherine.marenghi@intersystems.com.

About InterSystems HealthShare

InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics. It enables organizations to capture and share all patient data, and provides real-time active analytics that drive informed action across a hospital network, community, region, or nation. HealthShare facilitates strategic interoperability, coordination of care, population health management, and community engagement. HealthShare successfully completed IHE Interoperability testing at the recent 2013 North American IHE Connectathon and will be featured at the HIMSS 2013 Interoperability Showcase, Session IS41.

About InterSystems

InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, enabling information exchange and active analytics across a hospital network, community, region or nation.  InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world’s most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top ten hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.com, www.youtube.com/InterSystemsCorp, www.facebook.com/InterSystems, or @InterSystems on Twitter.

About Homecare Homebase, LLC

Homecare Homebase, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading healthcare software company serving the technology needs of the fast growing post acute care industry including homecare, hospice and private duty. Homecare Homebase has received the prestigious Best In KLAS for Homecare award for three consecutive years in the “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report. Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive integrated web-based software solution to improve the clinical, operational and financial success of homecare and hospice agencies. Homecare Homebase enables real-time, wireless information exchange and communication between office staff, field staff and physicians; automates workflow processes; enables accurate billing through numerous integrated checks and balances; and, provides powerful management reporting via a back-office data analysis tool that ties together all agency operational information. Founded by industry veterans, every aspect of the Homecare Homebase system was developed to be user-friendly, flexible and customizable to specific agency needs. For more information, visit www.hchb.com or contact us toll free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).

Editorial Contacts

Catherine Marenghi
InterSystems
(781) 715-7310
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