ASCEND HiT selects InterSystems HealthShare as platform for breakthrough application

InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced that ASCEND HiT has chosen InterSystems HealthShare™ as the application platform to provide interoperability for its ASCEND cardiovascular solution suite.
"We are effectively introducing a new technology paradigm that delivers superior cardiovascular information management capabilities into the electronic medical environment," said Jeffrey Soble, M.D. and President of ASCEND HiT. "There is a need for systems that bridge the gap between the cardiovascular department and the enterprise. The ASCEND solution was built from the ground up using best-of-breed cardiovascular IT components, and utilizes InterSystems HealthShare to leverage the power of existing enterprise HIS/RIS and PACS systems."
Dr. Soble, who heads the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, added, "Core components of the ASCEND software suite already have a track record of success with hospitals nationwide. With the launch of these applications on the advanced technology of InterSystems HealthShare, ASCEND HiT will be delivering a breakthrough application on a platform with proven interoperability."
Extensive Research and Testing Leads to Choice of HealthShare
ASCEND HiT chose HealthShare as its application platform after an in-depth evaluation that began with a survey of the capabilities of products offered by nine healthcare technology vendors. Based on that survey, ASCEND HiT deployed and evaluated three platforms. "After hands-on experience with each platform and discussions with teams from each vendor, it was clear that InterSystems HealthShare, which includes the embedded InterSystems Ensemble® integration engine and InterSystems CACHÉ® high-performance database system, provided the best platform for future development," Soble said.
"HealthShare supports all of the message and data exchange protocols we must support now, as well as the HL7/IHE document exchange capabilities we will be leveraging in the near future."
InterSystems' focus on establishing long-term partnerships with application providers also played an important part in the decision to deploy on HealthShare, according to Soble. "InterSystems exhibited strong interest in our goals and invested their time and expertise in our evaluation effort."
"We are committed to working closely with our application partners to support their business and technology objectives, and to enable development of the breakthrough connected care solutions that are so critical to optimal healthcare delivery," said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning.
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.
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ASCEND HiT produces healthcare information technology focused on cardiology. ASCEND HiT is a division of Cyberpulse, L.L.C. based in the Chicago area. ASCEND HiT leverages well over a decade of product development built on vast experience and clinical "know-how" in cardiology and IT. Our clinical reporting, device interfaces, and analytics are currently in daily use in many of the top institutions and hospital systems in the nation. For additional information, please visit