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Patient ID Capability in InterSystems HealthShare

BALTIMORE—May 22, 2006—InterSystems Corporation and QuadraMed Corporation today announced a technology partnership to link QuadraMed’s enterprise master person index (EMPI) software as a component of its HealthShare health information exchange platform. The announcement came simultaneously with the launch of InterSystems’ HealthShare at the TEPR conference in Baltimore.

The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble rapid integration software. Reston, Va.-based QuadraMed is a leading healthcare information technology provider that delivers a wide range of healthcare application software products used by healthcare providers nationwide.

HealthShare combines top-tier development and integration with standards-based, healthcare-exchange-specific functionality. “Ensuring accurate patient identification has always been a major challenge in clinical data exchange among healthcare organizations and within integrated delivery networks,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “The rapid formation of Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and HIE networks that will eventually include hundreds, or even thousands, of providers and payers makes accurate patient identification more critical and more complex than ever before.

“QuadraMed offers an industry-leading patient matching engine with a proven track record of success. The ability to provide direct access to QuadraMed’s EMPI software within the HealthShare platform provides the accurate patient identification that is critical to patient safety in the healthcare delivery environment,” Grabscheid continued. “We have a history of successful partnership with QuadraMed, which utilizes our CACHÉ database in multiple healthcare application offerings. We are extremely pleased by the opportunity to extend this highly successful relationship to address the challenges of clinical data exchange.”

QuadraMed’s EMPI software is being used by healthcare organizations nationwide and has been rated first in the specialty category of EMPI by KLAS, a widely recognized research firm throughout the healthcare sector.

“The high performance and massive scalability of HealthShare combined with QuadraMed’s patient ID technology have a synergy that is uniquely capable of resolving the complexities of patient identification in large distributed organizations like RHIOs,” said Jim Klein, QuadraMed CTO. “QuadraMed’s EMPI software is optimized to resolve even the most complex ID issues found among loose partners in scenarios where RHIOs are utilizing a federated or hybrid network model. With HealthShare, these advanced patient identification capabilities can scale regionally and, eventually, nationally in a smoothly integrated solution that dramatically cuts the time to build a data exchange network.”

About InterSystems

For over 25 years, InterSystems Corporation has been a technology innovation leader in database and integration software. The CACHÉ post-relational database, Ensemble rapid integration software and HealthShare health information exchange platform enable developers to quickly create, deploy and integrate high-performance systems. With world headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has offices in 20 countries and provides support to customers in 88 countries.

InterSystems is a leader in integration technology and the world’s #1 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. For more information, , visit

About QuadraMed Corporation

QuadraMed Corporation advances the success of healthcare organizations through IT solutions that leverage quality care into positive financial outcomes. As evolving reimbursement scenarios challenge healthcare organizations to leverage quality of care into payment, clients committing to QuadraMed’s care-based solutions can realize market leading financial performance. Using QuadraMed’s end-to-end solutions to optimize the patient experience and leverage quality of care into payment, our clients can receive the proper reimbursement in the shortest time, at the lowest administrative cost. Behind our products and services is a staff of almost 600 professionals whose experience and dedication to service have earned QuadraMed the trust and loyalty of customers at approximately 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. To find out more about QuadraMed, visit

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

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