Leading Multinational Healthcare Content Publisher To Support InterSystems’ High Performance CACHÉ Post-Relational Database
San Diego, Calif.—February 13, 2006—InterSystems Corporation and Wolters Kluwer Health (WKHealth) today announced they are joining forces to deliver healthcare content on InterSystem’s high performance CACHÉ database platform. The formation of the technology partnership was announced at HIMSS 2006 in San Diego, Calif.
The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform. Wolters Kluwer Health is a global leader in information services for health and medical professionals.
Speeding Up Healthcare Information Delivery
“The increasing focus on disciplines such as physician order entry and evidence-based medicine is driving demand from healthcare professionals for faster data access,” said Alan Hess, Vice President and General Manager of the WKHealth Clinical Tools business unit. “We are excited about our partnership with InterSystems. They are a dynamic force in the healthcare industry and together we can offer compelling workflow-integrated solutions.”
“CACHÉ has a proven track record of providing the rapid response needed in this healthcare environment,” said Tom Godden, Vice President of Technology with WKHealth. “It’s an optimal database platform for delivering the massive volumes of clinical, pharmaceutical, best practices and other healthcare information offered by Wolters Kluwer Health.”
“InterSystems appreciates the opportunity to team with the leading healthcare content provider in delivering information products on the CACHÉ database,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “Today’s providers are focused on applying the best information possible at the point of patient care. The key is to deliver the right information without slowing down the delivery of care, and instantaneous database performance, even for complex clinical queries, is an essential element of delivering on that promise. The ability to provide WKHealth’s top-tier healthcare content on the high performance CACHÉ database makes it possible to address the growing need for more healthcare information faster than ever before.”
Reston, Va.-based QuadraMed Corporation is the first healthcare software firm that will benefit from the partnership between InterSystems and WKHealth. QuadraMed offers integrated access, revenue cycle, care management and health information management solutions for hospitals nationwide. “QuadraMed incorporates Wolters Kluwer Health’s Medi-Span clinical decision support and pharmaceutical content into our products. Its expert content enhances the ability of our customer base of healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality healthcare,” observed QuadraMed’s CTO Jim Klein. “And, CACHÉ is recognized for the ability to enable the immediate response our customers are looking for. We’re extremely pleased about this partnership. It’s a win for both companies as well as for their customers,” he said.
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, InterSystems has offices in 20 countries serving more than four million users around the world. For more information, visit www.InterSystems.com
A free, fully functional, no-time-limit copy of CACHÉ can be downloaded or requested on CD from the InterSystems Web site.
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 Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; electronic information providers, such as Ovid Technologies and Medi-Span; and pharmaceutical information provider Adis International. For more information, visit www.wkhealth.com.
Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. The company’s core markets are spread across the health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law, regulatory and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
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