CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—November 11, 2008— InterSystems Corporation today announced that Ochsner Health System has selected the Progeny Anatomic Pathology (AP) information system from PathView Systems, Ltd., an InterSystems application partner. Progeny is built on the InterSystems CACHÉ® high-performance object database. Based in New Orleans, Ochsner provides services in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and has over 8,000 employees. Internationally recognized as a leader in cardiac care, Ochsner is the only Gulf South, Medicare-approved transplant center for heart, liver, kidney and pancreas.
InterSystems is a leading provider of innovative database and integration software. Its product line includes the InterSystems CACHÉ high-performance object database, InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration and development platform, InterSystems HealthShare™ platform for regional and national electronic health records and InterSystems DeepSee™ embedded real-time business intelligence software. Anna, Texas-based PathView develops and markets information systems solutions and services, specializing in anatomic and clinical pathology healthcare applications.
Advanced Features, Reliability, Scalability Drive Product Selection
The importance of top-tier reliability and system recovery capabilities was driven home to Ochsner executives during Hurricane Katrina. Although the hospital system served patients throughout that crisis, it was clear that advanced recovery and system rollback facilities are critical for applications running in the Ochsner environment. “As a result, Ochsner was looking for an AP system that provides a complete workflow solution as well as a high degree of reliability and enterprise-wide scalability so they can deliver results 24×7,” said Michael Mihalik, Pathview Vice President of Sales.
“Progeny takes advantage of leading-edge technologies to deliver a rich set of advanced features such as integrated two-dimensional barcoding and flexible, graphical interfaces,” Mihalik said. “And, the InterSystems CACHÉ database that is Progeny’s foundation provides capabilities like clustering and database shadowing that ensure application resiliency as well as scalability across the entire organization. As a result, it’s clear that CACHÉ-based Progeny is the optimal choice for Ochsner.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to leverage CACHÉ, the leading database in healthcare applications, in order to provide Ochsner with an application that is the right match for their AP system requirements,” Mihalik continued. “Pathview customers such as the GroupHealth healthcare system have already found that CACHÉ-based Progeny offers enterprise-scale performance and scalability combined with top-tier AP features. We know that Ochsner will be very pleased with its new AP application.”
“Pathview offers an AP application that is recognized by healthcare providers for its innovative and easily accessible capabilities,” said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. “They illustrate the commitment of our application partners to delivering the best possible applications on the InterSystems CACHÉ database platform.”
InterSystems Corporation is a global software technology leader with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 23 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 and development platform that enriches applications with new functionality, and makes them connectable. 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 add embedded real-time business intelligence in transactional systems, enabling better operational decisions.
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 InterSystems.com.
PathView Systems, Ltd. provides superior information systems solutions and services in anatomic and clinical pathology healthcare applications. With decades of experience in healthcare information systems analysis, design, development, management and support, PathView offers the experience and expertise needed in today’s demanding and changing environments. The PathView mission is clear—provide solutions to the challenge of transforming healthcare data into effective, timely and readily accessible data through innovative application of technology and services. Additional information is available at www.PathView.com.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes seven hospitals and 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner was ranked one of the “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years. Ochsner was ranked as “Best” Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007. Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.
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