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InterSystems Ranked a Leader in IDC MarketScape on U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions

InterSystems Recognized for Strategic Informatics Platform for Connected Care; Strong Customer Partnerships (July 23, 2012)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/23/12 -- InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced it has been ranked a leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions 2012 Vendor Assessment, Doc # HI235816. IDC Health Insights examined the capabilities and strategies of 16 HIE platform vendors on the basis of estimated market share and potential for growth, and determined that the InterSystems HealthShare™ strategic informatics platform is a leading solution.

The HIE market continues to evolve, with the focus shifting from connecting the ecosystem to qualify for U.S. federal meaningful use incentives, to turning data into "actionable information" that enables emerging accountable care or collaborative care initiatives, according to the IDC MarketScape. "Demonstrating meaningful use and pursuing a collaborative care strategy will require the ability to exchange health information across the enterprise," said Lynne A. Dunbrack, Program Director, Connected Health IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights and author of the report.

"The ability to leverage existing systems and accelerate implementation time frames is the fastest path to meaningful use incentives," she added.

InterSystems HealthShare enables hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and regional and national health information exchanges to meet any connected healthcare need, from clinical document sharing to fully integrated private or public health information exchange. HealthShare enables these organizations to leverage their existing systems, and the vast amounts of untapped patient data contained within them, to drive informed action and improved outcomes.

"We are pleased that IDC Health Insights has recognized not only our strategic commitment to connected healthcare, but also our focus on strong customer partnerships," said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. "Our goal is to enable the development and large-scale deployment of the breakthrough connected care solutions that are so critical to delivering optimal patient care. HealthShare offers a seamlessly integrated, universal view of all patient data, enabling healthcare professionals to access, analyze, and take action at the point of care."

"A key differentiator is that HealthShare is designed from the ground up using InterSystems technology and is ready to use 'out of the box,' with little need for internal integration. HealthShare incorporates InterSystems Ensemble, a market-leading integration platform, as well as Caché, a high-performance database engine. Strong analytics capability is provided through a combination of DeepSee for active analytics and iKnow for searching unstructured data," the IDC MarketScape stated.

"Customers consistently praise InterSystems' experienced development and support staff," the report continued. "HIOs wanting to form strong partnerships with their HIE vendor should consider InterSystems. Strong customer partnerships are important to InterSystems, and customers rate InterSystems highly on its flexibility."

More information is available in the report, "IDC MarketScape: U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions 2012 Vendor Assessment" (Document #HI235816), July 2012 (http://www.idc-hi.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=HI235830), by Lynne A. Dunbrack.

About InterSystems
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic healthcare informatics platform for information exchange and analytics within a hospital network, and across a community, region or nation. HealthShare leverages InterSystems iKnow and DeepSee technologies to unlock all patient information, including unstructured data, and to enable real-time analysis. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world's most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications.

InterSystems' products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top ten 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, www.youtube.com/InterSystemsCorp, www.facebook.com/InterSystems, or @InterSystems on Twitter.

About IDC MarketScape
The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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