State of Illinois Selects InterSystems HealthShare for Statewide Electronic Health Records

Advanced Technology, Massive Scalability Play Key role in Platform Choice

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced that InterSystems HealthShare™ has been selected as the technology platform for the Illinois Health Information Exchange. Estimated value of the contract is $7.25 million.

Building our electronic health information exchange is a major step in transforming health care and helping patients,” Governor Quinn said. “Statewide access to electronic records means that vital patient information will be instantly available to doctors and hospitals when it is needed most, improving health care delivery and saving lives.”

Development of the Illinois HIE is funded through a federal grant program established to allow states to assist health care providers and hospitals with the exchange of electronic health records (EHRs). Illinois received $18.8 million over four years to develop this capacity, and the first phase of exchange services is expected to be available statewide in April 2012.

Comprehensive, Massively Scalable Solution

The statewide HIE network will provide seamless clinical information flow to more than 50,000 healthcare providers, payers and state agencies. It is expected to serve a patient population of 13 million individuals, according to Laura Zaremba, Director of the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology.

InterSystems HealthShare is a breakthrough software solution that provides the massive scalability needed to support Illinois’ large patient population and a rich feature set that goes beyond basic HIE and interoperability requirements. It provides a unified strategic informatics platform designed to fulfill the requirements of regional health information exchanges and IDNs both now and in the future.

A globally recognized industry leader, InterSystems has a track record of success with highly complex connected health technology initiatives. Sweden, for example, is using HealthShare to create a National Patient Summary record for every Swedish resident. This record is a longitudinal, comprehensive summary of a patient's medical history available to clinicians across Sweden. And, HealthShare is the platform of choice the entire state of Rhode Island and for three regional health information organizations in New York. “We look forward to working with InterSystems to create a connected health care technology infrastructure that will improve patient care in Illinois” Zaremba said.

“InterSystems is committed to working in tandem with the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology to deliver the most efficient, rapid, secure exchange of patient information possible,” said Dominick Bizzarro, InterSystems HealthShare Business Manager.

About InterSystems

InterSystems Corporation is a worldwide leader in breakthrough solutions for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 23 countries. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the most widely-used database in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a seamless platform for integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, and the creation of an Electronic Health Record on a regional or national scale. InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time analytics capabilities in transactional applications.

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InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs worldwide, including all 17 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

About Illinois Office of Health Information Technology

The Illinois Office of Health Information Technology is working with The Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority to promote the development of health information technology, increase the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs, assure the privacy and security of electronic health information, and direct the implementation of the statewide health information exchange. For more information, visit


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