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Cambridge, Mass. – December 14, 2005 – InterSystems Corporation and Metropolitan Health Corporation (Metro Health) today announced that William Lewkowski, Metro Health CIO, has been recognized by IDG’s Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” as one of the business world’s Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Metro Health is an integrated delivery network that includes Metropolitan Hospital, physician organizations, outpatient centers, managed care services and serves a growing patient base in the Grand Rapids, Mich. area.The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble universal integration platform.

Lewkowski’s selection as a Premier 100 IT Leader was based on his leadership of an enterprise-scale integration project built on InterSystems’ Ensemble universal integration platform. The initiative, which involved completely replacing Metro Health’s previous integration platform, requires integrating a total of 25 systems with about 65 different interfaces. It is the first phase of a visionary business plan that calls for building a new, all-digital hospital that will be the center of a health village of the future by 2007.

The Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards Program honors executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems. Honorees, including Lewkowski, will be recognized at Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference March 5-7, 2006 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif.

Lewkowski was chosen from 500 nominees, who were measured against Computerworld’s IT Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations, and evaluated by the editors and an external panel of outside judges.

“This year’s Premier 100 IT Leaders represent a myriad of organizations from universities to Fortune 100 companies,” said Don Tennant, Editor in Chief, Computerworld. “However, each honoree from this year’s class has demonstrated how technology can be used effectively, and often times creatively, to positively impact the organization for the long term.”

“It’s been a privilege to work with William Lewkowski on the first phase of what is a truly innovative healthcare technology initiative,” said Trevor Matz, InterSystems Managing Director, Ensemble. “We congratulate him on his selection as a Premier 100 IT Leader and look forward to partnering with him on many integration projects for Metro Health’s new all-digital hospital.”

“Bill’s outstanding leadership and IT expertise are critical components of the strategy behind Metro Health’s healthcare village of the future,” said Michael Fass, CEO of Metro Health. “It’s a pleasure to see him receive this well-deserved recognition.”

About InterSystems

For over 25 years, InterSystems Corporation has been a technology innovation leader in database and integration software. The CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform enable software developers in every industry sector to rapidly create, deploy and integrate high-performance applications. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and twenty-five regional offices, InterSystems serves more than four million users around the world. For more information, visit

InterSystems is the world’s leading database provider in healthcare, 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.

About Metro Health

Metropolitan Health Corporation ( in Grand Rapids, Mich., is a delivery network that includes Metropolitan Hospital, a full-service multi-specialty hospital, and ten neighborhood outpatient centers offering primary care physician services alongside the most commonly used outpatient services. The Metro Health network also includes physician organizations, managed care services, clinical joint ventures and more. As a comprehensive and growing network in a growing region, its purpose is to provide patients with a more simplified, seamless and personal health care

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of enterprise IT management. Computerworld’s integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world’s largest (51-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication. Web site focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for “Best News Coverage.” In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,293,000 (Intelliquest CIMS 2005 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

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Editorial Contacts

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