InterSystems Launches Next Generation of HealthShare
Strategic Informatics Platform Enables Breakthrough Solutions For Connected Care and Active Analytics
SYDNEY, Aust. -- May 15, 2012 -- InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today launched the next generation of its InterSystems HealthShare™ strategic informatics platform for interoperability and active analytics. Designed originally for public health information exchanges (HIE) at regional, state and national levels, HealthShare has been extended and rearchitected to also deliver the advanced technologies needed to realise increased value from shared electronic health records.
Adding Value to Connected Care
“HealthShare is a strategic, unified platform that enables organisations to not only capture and share patient data, but also to analyse, understand, and act on the data to deliver a new dimension of value,” said Steve Garrington, Group Commercial Director at InterSystems. “While the previous generation of integration software focused on connecting systems at a transactional level, healthcare today requires new technologies that can intelligently aggregate and unlock patient data across systems to enable new connected care solutions. With the new capabilities offered by HealthShare, it is now possible to drive informed actions that improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency.”
Transforming the Care Delivery Model
There is growing recognition around the world that current care delivery models are in need of major transformation and that truly innovative information technologies are vital to achieving that objective. Healthcare organisations are seeing the rise of care and payment models that require sharing comprehensive patient data among care teams, provider organisations, health insurers and government entities. Responsibility for clinical decision-making is shared among multiple providers and caregivers who use different electronic health record (EHR) systems, private and public HIE networks, and departmental applications. Adding another layer of complexity and challenge, the majority of clinical information is typically in the form of unstructured data -- such as dictated notes, images and free text -- and inaccessible.
“In recent years, healthcare providers at all levels -- from the largest hospitals to the smallest doctors offices -- have focused on implementing clinically-focused EHR systems at the point of care,” said Garrington. “Now, those organisations are recognising that deployment of even the most sophisticated EHR application is only the first step…that we are now entering the post-EHR reality.” HealthShare now provides technologies essential to moving far beyond simply capturing and sharing healthcare information. It is a strategic informatics platform that enables understanding, analysing and acting on 100 percent of each patient’s data, so that clinicians will no longer be forced to make treatment decisions with anything less than the entirety of a patient’s record.
New in Next-Generation HealthShare
To add value to connected care and enable the transformation to a data-based, patient-centric care delivery model, the new version of HealthShare provides:
Knowledge Delivery -- HealthShare now includes patented InterSystems iKnow technology that makes it possible to retrieve and utilise unstructured healthcare data. iKnow technology can automatically discover the concepts within text, without the need for a pre-defined dictionary or other burdensome or costly set-up. HealthShare automatically analyses documents and text, finds and unlocks the relevant relationships, and allows the user to quickly navigate to desired content. As a result, clinicians can much more efficiently identify vital information in a world where HIE networks proliferate and the data within them grows.
Active Analytics -- HealthShare Active Analytics technology provides access to up-to-the-minute patient data to drive informed decisions that can improve outcomes. Using its built-in patient-centric data model, this HealthShare component continuously collects, aggregates, normalises, and presents data from organisations throughout the care community. Active Analytics can deliver notifications to caregivers or launch clinical or operational processes based on rules invoked from a previous analysis. Featuring powerful data modeling, intuitive tools for designing pivot tables, graphs and charts, and sophisticated workbench design capabilities, HealthShare’s Active Analytics uncovers the missed opportunities associated with purely retrospective analysis, without the high cost of creating and maintaining a data warehouse.
As a comprehensive platform, HealthShare enables rapid development of sophisticated new solutions and eliminates the costs and complexities that are inevitable with “bolt-on” technology stack solutions. Visit www.intersystems.com/HS2012 for a close look at HealthShare’s core capabilities.
Industry Leaders, Early Users Speak Out
Healthcare technology leaders recognised the announcement of next-generation HealthShare from multiple perspectives. “After connecting 20 clinical and patient administration systems to the Mater Clinical Data Repository with InterSystems technology, we used HealthShare to accelerate our Mater Shared Electronic Health Record project to deliver an electronic obstetric record for new mothers,” said Mal Thatcher, Chief Information Officer, Mater Health Services. “With iKnow technology, HealthShare now also opens up the possibility for us to gain insight into annotations associated with health records such as discharge summaries. We are also interested in how Active Analytics can explore the wealth of data stored inside the MCDR and potentially make some of it available for patient care or research. We very much hope that R&D exercises we intend to undertake in the coming months will lead to further breakthrough applications.”
Go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL25CE9F7A88B77417&feature=plcp to hear what other HealthShare users have to say.
Proven Track Record Worldwide
InterSystems is recognised globally as a provider of successfully-deployed technology solutions for even the most challenging connected care scenarios. In Sweden and Denmark, for example, HealthShare is being used to share healthcare information countrywide. HealthShare is currently providing information exchange for multiple regional and statewide health information networks in the United States. And, integrated delivery networks are currently deploying HealthShare for private information exchange and advanced connected care applications.
The new version of HealthShare is available now through InterSystems offices worldwide.
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in 23 countries. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, and the creation of Electronic Health Record on a local, regional or national scale. 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 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 17 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.
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