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Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Uses InterSystems Ensemble Integration Platform to Improve Workflow and Information Sharing

ETON, UK - 17 December 2012 - InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced that the Children's University Hospital, Dublin has implemented the InterSystems Ensemble® rapid integration platform. The Children's University Hospital, Temple St., was founded in 1872 and is one of Ireland's leading centres of excellence for paediatric care.

The Children's University Hospital, Temple St., chose Ensemble as a platform for the rapid integration and development of connectable applications to improve the sharing of information and workflow among departments. The hospital replaced its legacy integration engine with a robust integration architecture that is fully compliant with the Health-Level-7 industry standard.

Using Ensemble has transformed the hospital's ability to integrate systems and improved the hospital's information and communication technology (ICT) governance and support for patient care. For example, the new integration capability facilitates the hospital's compliance with enhanced Health Service Executive reporting requirements, and patients are less likely to need to supply the same information to each department. This means staff spend less time re-entering the same data, which reduces data entry errors, and staff can spend more time caring for patients.

The integration services were provided by InterSystems application partner BlueNote Limited, a Dublin-based Ensemble specialist in systems integration, data management, and project management. The Children's University Hospital's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team can now "plug and play" interfaces using a standard process, which reduces the time and cost of bringing interfaces online. This helps future-proof operational systems by making it easier for the hospital to create new ICT services to meet changing requirements.

The initial phase of the programme addressed linking the Patient Administration System (PAS) with a data repository as a management information system, which uses the InterSystems Caché® high-performance object database. That phase enabled data to flow from the PAS to several departmental systems including the picture archiving system, radiology system, emergency department system, and therapy management systems. The current phase focuses on using integration to share the laboratory system data repository with other departments.

David Wall, the ICT Manager at the Children's University Hospital, said, "Ensemble provides the hospital with a sophisticated and robust platform for interface integration, and has given us more flexibility and functionality than we had previously. We are very pleased that this enables us to modernise our ICT systems in an exceptionally cost-effective way, now and in the future."

Jonathan Selby, UK & Ireland Country Manager at InterSystems, said, "We are delighted we were able to help the Children's University Hospital with this important capability for information sharing. It can significantly improve working methods and reduce duplication of form-filling as patient information can now be easily accessed and shared among departments."

The Children's University Hospital is also replacing its PAS and Theatre Management systems, and is using Ensemble to speed the transition by migrating its data and processes to the new national system. In addition, by the end of 2012 the hospital plans to have implemented and integrated its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) clinical information system with the rest of its systems — all enabled and supported by Ensemble.

About InterSystems
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world's most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic healthcare informatics platform for information exchange and analytics within a hospital network, and across a community, region or nation. InterSystems TrakCare™ is an Internet-based unified healthcare information system that rapidly delivers the benefits of an Electronic Patient Record (TrakCare is not available in the United States).

InterSystems' products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top ten hospitals on the Honour Roll of America's Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.co.uk, www.youtube.com/InterSystemsCorp, www.facebook.com/InterSystems, or @InterSystems on Twitter. A free, fully functional, non-expiring evaluation copy of CACHÉ can be downloaded or requested on DVD from the InterSystems Web site.

About BlueNote Limited
BlueNote Limited is a Dublin based IT Company set up to provide Interfacing & Consultancy Services principally to the Healthcare Sector, offering more than 30 years' experience in implementing Hospital Information Systems.

An InterSystems Application Partner BlueNote Limited is focused on providing Integration Facilities & Services using the Ensemble Integration Platform. With a vast experience of Interfacing, Business Management and Implementation Services for multi-national Healthcare Information Systems & Services Providers, BlueNote Limited has a unique understanding of all aspects of System Integration, Data Management and Project Management requirements.

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