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Software Agreement Provides Surgical Instrument Management System Built on InterSystems CACHÉ Database To Nine VA Healthcare Centers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—January 7, 2008—InterSystems Corporation today announced that Oleen, an InterSystems implementation partner, will provide the InterSystems CACHÉ®-based SurgiDat system to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets 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. Oleen, based in Silver Springs, Md., is an IT consulting firm to the healthcare industry. SurgiDat Corporation, a part of Medical Systems Design (MSD) Pty., Ltd, with offices in Stamford, Conn., is an InterSystems application partner that specializes in software solutions for inventory automation in healthcare.

“We are gratified to have the opportunity to work with Oleen and SurgiDat to provide the top-tier, highly innovative SurgiDat surgical instrument management software to VA hospitals” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “InterSystems has very successful working partnerships with both companies,” he continued, “and it was exciting to participate in uniting domestic and internationally-based partners for this opportunity to enable the VA’s world class healthcare strategy.”

“Oleen is excited about the opportunity to work with SurgiDat and InterSystems to deliver a new generation of process control in surgical instrument management to the VA, said Mark Plitman, Oleen Vice President. “We are very pleased that InterSystems, which provides the CACHÉ database technology platform for SurgiDat, helped to establish a strong business relationship that works positively for everyone involved,” he said.

“The combination of InterSystems’ high-performance object database technology, Oleen’s consulting expertise and SurgiDat’s rich features and capabilities ensures the success of this initiative,” said Todd Kemp, MSD CEO. “We are delighted to partner with these healthcare technology leaders for the long term.”

About InterSystems

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

About Oleen

Oleen is a healthcare consulting firm specializing in information management. Clients include all types of healthcare organizations, from integrated delivery systems to HMO’s, medical practices, and hospitals. Since 1988, Oleen has assisted clients with every aspect of the information management process including project management, analysis, business process reengineering, implementations, conversions, custom programming, training, EDI, and facilities management. Oleen services clients from corporate offices in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. For more information, call 800.248.9534.

About SurgiDat

SurgiDat Corporation, in Stamford, Conn., is an IT software company, with its core business focus on inventory automation in healthcare. As a Web-based application, SurgiDat software interfaces to multiple hospital systems to provide an organization with the comprehensive SurgiDat Inventory Automation solution for surgical inventory management, including point of use allocation and billable item capture. SurgiDat’s laser bonding method for marking surgical instruments with a barcode enables complete stock visibility and increases patient safety with validation of sterile process against use on a patient. For additional information, visit

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