West Metropolitan Health Service (SSMOc) to Implement InterSystems Application As Foundation of Initiative to Enable Public Health Reform
SANTIAGO, Chile – July 11, 2008 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that the West Metropolitan Health Service (SSMOc) has selected the innovative InterSystems TrakCare healthcare information system for a major new healthcare initiative. SSMOc is comprised of more than 20 healthcare facilities in the Santiago metropolitan area and it is estimated that this project will result in updating over two million records annually.
The revolutionary initiative is expected to enable major improvements in healthcare delivery for the entire Western region population in Santiago. InterSystems is a global provider of software for connected healthcare with 30 years of experience in delivering innovative technology to the healthcare sector.
The implementation of this healthcare information system, which will collect, process and store clinical and administrative data, is the first step of a comprehensive reform proposal from the Chilean Healthcare Ministry. The proposal’s main objectives are to decrease healthcare costs while improving patient access and overall quality management. The focus is on exceeding the expectations of millions of citizens who are using the public health system by enabling improved service delivery and high quality care for these healthcare consumers.
“With this project, we begin on a path that positions us as leaders in public health clinical and administrative management,” said Director of SSMOc Dr. Enrique Ayarza. “As the health reform initiative is implemented, InterSystems TrakCare will enable us to respond to information requests in the most optimal manner possible.” The focus is on achieving greater efficiency and quality as well as improving management, cost control and the electronic health records that form the basis of government reform, according to Dr. Ayarza.
A Partnership for Success
InterSystems will work with Quintec and STG Chile to implement the InterSystems TrakCare applications. Quintec, a leading provider of data center services, will manage the database that stores the information that will be exchanged among the Santiago health centers. STG Chile will provide the implementation team responsible for bringing up the system in multiple locations in Santiago.
InterSystems TrakCare was selected after extensive, in-depth evaluation of multiple other software products. “We are pleased with this recognition of InterSystems’ ability to address the critical need for connected healthcare in Chile,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “The public health sector has taken a significant step by introducing InterSystems TrakCare” he continued. “We expect to see concrete results in terms of process improvements by the end of this year.”
InterSystems has the technology needed to enable governments and private organizations to implement connected healthcare. In addition to TrakCare, InterSystems provides InterSystems CACHÉ®, a high-performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable; InterSystems Ensemble®, a rapid integration platform that enriches applications with new functionality, and makes them connectable; and InterSystems HealthShare™, a platform that leverages existing healthcare applications to rapidly create regional or national electronic health records.
InterSystems Corporation is a global software product company 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 TrakCare™ is an advanced Web-based healthcare information system that is installed in leading hospitals in 25 countries. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
The West Metropolitan Health Service is part of the National System of Health Services (SNSS) and its main function is to implement actions for the promotion and protection of health service, as well as the recovery and rehabilitation of patients, who live or work in the territory under their medical responsibility. Its land area covers 4.904.6 km2, with 16 neighborhoods in the western part of the metropolitan area and over 20 health centers.
Quintec is a company with regional presence in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, aimed at supporting the growth of its customers with IT infrastructure mission critical solutions, business applications and users services platform for a wide range of productive sectors such as mining, retail, financial, manufacturing, telecommunications and public organizations. For more than 27 years, the company has being Pioneer and lead the industry by developing integrated computing solutions through a dynamic business model and technology.
About STG Chile
STG Chile S.A. is one of the most important companies in Chile in advanced integration Technologies, for its use in the industrial and logistics business such as data capture, wireless networking, RFID, etc., and today focused in the health sector participating in public and private projects with partners such as Motorola, Zebra, InterSystems and Red Prairie. STG is a member of the ACTI AG (association of technology companies) and participates actively in the Health Committee of the entity.
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