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Advanced Technology Enables Clinicians to Focus on Patient Care, Not Time or Cost Spent with Transcribed Notes

Cambridge Mass. —April 29, 2008— InterSystems Corporation today announced that the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has implemented the second-generation DictAide medical transcription platform from AssistMed, Inc. AssistMed’s solution addresses MUSC’s need to reduce costs tied to medical transcription while improving quality and staff productivity. An InterSystems application partner, AssistMed interfaces DictAide with third-party systems using InterSystems Ensemble®, the rapid integration platform named #1 interface engine by KLAS for the past two years.

Ensemble’s strengths combined with DictAide’s rich feature set—which includes advanced speech recognition, predefined templates, and support for dictation via multiple input devices—allows doctors to trust even further in those all-important transcriptions of patient notes while bustling through their day. The MUSC network presently includes 24 medical and surgical clinics with doctors from all locations providing dictated input that is transcribed by AssistMed and loaded into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) via a bi-directional HL7 interface. “With Ensemble’s rapid development and deployment technology, we were able to go live with this interface in just a few weeks after the project started,” Allan Mcleod, AssistMed’s Vice President of Customer Support, said.  As a result, authorized clinicians in any MUSC network location have easy access to doctors’ transcribed notes that now reside in the secure EHR.

The leading database provider in clinical 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 EHRs. AssistMed provides clinical documentation solutions to organizations on an enterprise scale, with innovative online technologies that integrate healthcare information from hospitals, physician offices, patients, and communities.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with AssistMed as they deliver top-tier healthcare applications to providers worldwide,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “We strongly support their vision of a smoothly integrated healthcare application infrastructure, and we are committed to supporting their product direction and strategy for the long term.”

Focus on Ongoing Technology Innovation

InterSystems’ commitment to ongoing research and development and its established track record in the healthcare sector were key drivers behind AssistMed’s selection of Ensemble as the integration platform for DictAide. “InterSystems is an established company with a global view and presence that complement our enterprise strategy,” said Raul Kivatinetz, AssistMed President and COO. “Transaction visibility and auditing capabilities are key among all of our product offerings,” he continued. “Therefore, as we develop and acquire multiple technologies, we are building a uniform infrastructure that provides connectivity to all of our applications. Ensemble provides the ability to rapidly deploy the interfaces needed to enable that level of connectivity. And, it offers the comprehensive interoperability, functionality, reliability, and scalability that we require to execute our business strategy.”

About InterSystems

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 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 18 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit

About AssistMed

Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, AssistMed, Inc. provides information-technology solutions for healthcare organizations. The company’s products and services facilitate physician adoption while improving quality, streamlining workflow, and reducing costs. Solutions include: Electronic Health Record, Personal Health Record and Patient Portal, Practice Management System, e-Prescription, Patient Adherence Management, Dictation, Speech Recognition, Transcription Service, Natural Language Processing, Nurse Performance Management, Medication Reconciliation, and Voice Authentication of Verbal Orders. See for more information.

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