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Award-Winning Electronic Medication Administration Record System Built on CACHÉ Post-Relational Database

Cambridge, Mass. – November 18, 2005 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been named a winner in the annual InfoWorld 100 award competition. BWH was recognized for its electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) system built on InterSystems’ CACHÉ post-relational database.

The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble universal integration platform.

BWH, a world leader in patient care, medical education, and research is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. BWH is a member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated healthcare system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care.

The annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals, according to InfoWorld. Selection criteria require that projects stretch beyond the typical off-the-shelf solution, using multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals.

“IT departments continue to learn hard lessons about business realities and realistic ROI,” said Eric Knorr, Executive Editor at Large. “The InfoWorld 100 provides a forum for IT managers to get the recognition they deserve for smart projects from an audience of their peers.”

Development and rollout of the mobile component of the CACHÉ-based eMAR system was handled in-house by a group that included the IT department, nursing and pharmacy staff, and internal auditors.

“Representatives from multiple areas throughout BWH worked as a team to build a fully closed medical management loop,” said Cindy Spurr, Partners Corporate Director for Clinical Systems Management. “The fully mobile eMAR combines technologies including Bluetooth and barcoding with the original CACHÉ-based application to ensure that the right decision support is applied at the appropriate points in the medication administration workflow to provide optimum care delivery. We are very pleased that our team’s efforts have been recognized by InfoWorld,” she continued.

“BWH and Partners are known nationally for their innovative use of information technology to support ongoing improvements in care delivery,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “We congratulate them on their inclusion in the 2005 InfoWorld 100.”

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

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 InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps senior technologists connect technology and business strategy for maximum impact at their organizations. Through integrated channels including online, events, demand generation and a weekly print magazine, InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior-level information technologists — those who drive their enterprises’ strategies and technology purchases. Powered by a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, 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(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

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