InterSystems has been steadily expanding its VAR and developer channels, and HealthShare is its infrastructure software offering for health information networks. HealthShare is built on two major products in the InterSystem portfolio to develop and connect electronic medical records systems: Ensemble, integration software for connecting systems, services and business processes, and Cache, its object database management system. The successful creation of Health Information Exchanges (HIE) means tying together databases, application servers, enterprise master patient indices (EMPI), clinical viewers and other pieces of EMR infrastructure. InterSystems' argument is essentially: why piecemeal those various components together when you can have them fully integrated and also supporting service-oriented architecture (SOA) and consent management, and have either a "virtual" electronic record where clinical data remains under control of source systems, or host that data as a central repository, or some combination of the two?
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