Integration Engine Critical to Expansion Plans
Cambridge, Mass.—October 29 , 2007— InterSystems Corporation today announced that its InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration platform is the technology core of an aggressive expansion plan now being implemented by Inland Imaging, Inc. A medical imaging services leader in the state of Washington, Inland Imaging is focused on entering new markets throughout the Western half of the U.S.
InterSystems is a leading provider of innovative database and integration software. Its product line includes the InterSystems CACHÉ® high-performance object database, InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration platform, and InterSystems HealthShare™ platform for regional and national electronic health records.
Advanced Features, Reliability Support Growth Plans
“Several years ago, we were facing a challenge that’s all too familiar in radiology reporting,” said Brian Napora, Director of IT Development at Inland Imaging. “We were focused on getting our reports to physicians as rapidly as possible, but we faced the need to spend $20,000-$30,000 on interface development every time we brought on a new customer with a system not previously supported in our environment.”
An integration engine that would eliminate such a substantial investment was critical to cost-effective growth. That realization led to an in-depth evaluation of multiple integration software alternatives. “It was clear that a comprehensive integration platform would be pivotal for future growth,” Napora said. “Integration is so critical that it’s essentially the center of our IT enterprise,” he continued. “We required an engine that would handle complex messages, persist messages and enable rapid interface development. Ensemble fulfilled those criteria while delivering the high level of reliability we need to serve our customers 24 by 7.”
Once conversion of more than 50 interfaces to operate in the Ensemble environment was complete, Inland Imaging began adding new customers and interfaces. “At this point, we’re working with close to 100 interfaces and we’re confident that we can support our multi-state expansion,” noted Napora.
Inland Imaging is in the process of going live in Arizona with its first hospital in Phoenix, according to Napora. “From our perspective, the potential for new business is what is most significant about our integration technology choice. We can’t grow our business without the ability to rapidly integrate our IT systems with those of the customer and we see Ensemble as an important part of our growth strategy.”
“InterSystems is committed to delivering the comprehensive technology customers need to enable their specific business objectives,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “We’re very pleased to be working with Inland Imaging and look forward to a long and very successful working partnership.”
InterSystems Corporation is a global software technology leader with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 22 countries. InterSystems provides innovative products that enable fast development, deployment, and integration of enterprise-class applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is a high performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable. InterSystems Ensemble® is a rapid integration platform that enriches applications with new functionality, and makes them connectable. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a platform that leverages existing healthcare applications to rapidly create regional or national electronic health records.
InterSystems is the world’s #1 vendor of database and integration technologies for healthcare applications, with its products used by most major hospitals and labs, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
About Inland Imaging
Headquartered in Spokane, Wash., Inland Imaging was the result of a merger of three imaging center companies and three professional radiology groups in 1998. These six groups have their own distinct histories and together they have formed one of the most successful radiology companies on the West Coast. The company is recognized for offering breakthrough imaging technology and the highest level of service delivery. For additional information, please see www.Inland-Imaging.com.
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