Increased Developer Productivity Drives 40 Percent Growth over Last Two Years
Cambridge, Mass.—August 3, 2010— Highlighting the payback that comes from advanced software technology investment, InterSystems Corporation, the global leader in software for connected healthcare, today announced that LifePoint Informatics has moved its flagship LifePoint InfoHub to the InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration and development platform. The migration has enabled LifePoint to grow its business an estimated 40 percent since 2008, according to Preston Law, LifePoint CTO.
InterSystems’ application partner LifePoint, based in Glen Rock, N.J., provides outreach business applications and electronic medical record and health information exchange integration. “With Ensemble, we were able to add robust message searching capabilities that weren’t available with our legacy platform while also significantly decreasing the time required to develop application interfaces,” Law said. “As a result, our developers can complete some tasks in seconds that used to require hours. In addition, Ensemble makes it possible to turn around complex interface projects in a short time while eliminating a lot of the overhead tied to those projects. So, we’ve increased our project throughput with less staff, which translates to measurable, ongoing business growth.”
Performance, Reliability Drive Platform Migration
“We’ve grown to the point where we’re working with hundreds of labs, hospitals and integrated delivery networks,” Law said. “We need the level of performance and reliability delivered by Ensemble.” Law also pointed to InterSystems’ Enterprise Cache Technology (ECP) as a vital capability for LifePoint and its clients. ECP is an extremely high-performance and scalable technology that enables computers within a distributed system to access the other databases in that system. The use of ECP requires no application changes—applications treat the database as if it was local. “ECP made it possible to easily and seamlessly integrate the key components of our legacy applications into Ensemble,” Law noted.
The core of LifePoint’s software family, LifePoint InfoHub handles the logic and information storage behind all of the company’s applications. With LifePoint InfoHub migration now complete, all of the firm’s clients are set up on the Ensemble platform. The next step will involve assessing Ensemble’s business activity monitoring capabilities, which enable detecting events within enterprise systems, filtering them for items of interest, and presenting that information to an executive in the form of a visual dashboard. “We’re planning to do more with dashboards and will examine how we can leverage Ensemble in that area to provide real-time summary reports to clients on ad hoc basis,” Law said.
Complementing its implementation of Ensemble, LifePoint is a long-term user of the InterSystems CACHÉ high-performance object database. “We’ve partnered with InterSystems for more than 10 years and their stance has always been ‘we’re here to help with your business.’ It’s a relationship that has contributed to our growth and we value it very highly,” Law said.
“InterSystems is focused on providing advanced technologies that our application partners and end-user customers can use to build breakthrough applications,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “Our business model depends on close strategic partnerships for the long term and commitment to enabling the success of our customers is a fundamental part of our corporate culture.”
InterSystems is the worldwide leader in software for connected healthcare. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 25 countries, InterSystems provides advanced software technologies for breakthrough applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is a high performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable. InterSystems Ensemble® is a seamless platform for integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a platform that enables the fastest creation of an Electronic Health Record for regional or national health information exchange. InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time business intelligence capabilities in transactional applications.
InterSystems is the world’s #1 vendor of database and integration technologies for healthcare applications. InterSystems products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs, including all 21 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
About LifePoint Informatics
LifePoint Informatics provides Web-based, Windows-based, SaaS, and lab-hosted physician connectivity systems exclusively to the healthcare industry across the US and Canada. LifePoint helps hospital-based and commercial labs enhance their brands and reputation while reducing bad debt, delivery costs, medical errors and compliance risks associated with traditional paper based systems. The company’s solutions, which may be private-labeled, help labs win and retain clients, reduce medical errors and improve client service. For more details on LifePoint Informatics healthcare connectivity and integration solutions, visit www.lifepoint.com.
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