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CACHE Database Powers New Telehealth Add-On To Power2 from Thornberry and FGA Software; Database Performance Speeds Telehealth Connectivity for Power2 Clinical and Financial Information Management Software.

SAN DIEGO -- Highlighting the increasing demand for mobility in homecare, InterSystems today announced that application partners Thornberry Ltd. and FGA Software Solutions are introducing new telehealth capabilities for their Power2 offering. Built on InterSystems' CACHE post-relational database, Power2 is a point-of-care and financial management software product targeting homecare agencies nationwide. Thornberry, which specializes in clinical documentation software and FGA Software, which provides financial management software in the home care sector, partnered and leveraged their technology expertise in these areas to create Power2. The announcement was made at the HIMSS 2006 conference in San Diego, Calif.

The leading database provider in healthcare, InterSystems develops and markets the CACHE post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform.

Enabling Improved Care Delivery

Power2 provides patent-pending technology that enables homecare agencies in today's pay-for-performance environment. The system's ability to automatically create, maintain and update outcome-based problem-specific patient care plans without clinician intervention helps improve clinical outcomes.

The new Power2 telehealth integration option links Power2 with the telehealth offering of Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Honeywell HomMed, LLC. "We share a common customer base with Honeywell HomMed, which is the largest telehealth technology provider in the country," said Thornberry President Tom Peth. "By providing connectivity between Power2 and the Honeywell HomMed database, we are providing homecare agencies with the ability to capture the most up-to-date patient information possible and to view that data within the context of the integrated electronic health record (EHR) that resides within the Power2 system.

"Critical information such as blood pressure, oxygen levels, pulse and temperature which is gathered by a telehealth monitor in the patient's home is automatically transmitted to the Honeywell HomMed data repository," Peth explained. "The information is then imported into Power2 where it can be accessed by the homecare agency's clinician from any location. By integrating clinical data captured by all sources, the telehealth enhancement supports optimum care delivery from the clinician at the patient residence."

The ability of CACHE to deliver rapid performance is absolutely necessary for successful operation of the telehealth option, according to Peth. "CACHE is the database technology foundation of Power2," he said. "It provides the speed and reliability demanded by homecare clinicians who must have easy access to a patient's medical record. This new offering illustrates why InterSystems has a proven track record of success in healthcare."

"Thornberry and FGA Software are recognized as technology leaders in homecare," said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning. "We are pleased to be working with them as they bring the Power2 telehealth option to market."

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the CACHE-based Power2 clinical and financial information system starts at $3,000 per user. The telehealth connectivity module is priced at $4,800.

About InterSystems

For over 25 years, InterSystems Corporation has been a technology innovation leader in database and integration software. The CACHE post-relational database and Ensemble universal integration platform enable software developers in every industry sector to rapidly create, deploy and integrate high-performance applications. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has offices in 20 countries serving more than four million users around the world. For more information, visit www.InterSystems.com.

A free, fully functional, no-time-limit copy of CACHE can be downloaded or requested on CD from the InterSystems Web site.

InterSystems is the world's leading database provider in healthcare, with its products used by most major hospitals and labs, including America's 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

About Thornberry

Thornberry Ltd., based in Lancaster, Penn., provides information systems to the healthcare industry, specializing in clinical documentation systems since 1992 and home health point-of-care since 1996. Thornberry systems, including NDoc and Power2, are designed by healthcare providers as well as information systems professionals. They combine advanced web-based technology and progressive design for truly dependable, truly flexible state-of-the-field performance. Visit www.thornberryltd.com for more information.

About FGA Software

FGA Software Solutions (www.fgainc.com) is a healthcare consulting firm that specializes in financial software products and support services for the homecare industry. Based in Piscataway, N. J. since 1989, FGA Software has worked with clients as a partner to streamline operations for enhanced cash flow and long-term success. With decades of administrative, financial and clinical management skills, the company has helped design products and services, including Prophit and Power2, that are used by many of today's healthcare agencies.
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