InterSystems and Inspur Enter Agreement to Innovate Healthcare Big Data Platforms in China
BEIJING, China, November 4, 2019 – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced an agreement for strategic cooperation, signed at its recent Global Summit, with leading Chinese cloud computing and big data service provider, Inspur. Inspur will implement its healthcare big data platform using the InterSystems IRIS for Health™ data platform, and the companies will jointly promote the innovation and application of healthcare big data platforms, accelerate the sharing of healthcare big data, and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Inspur is committed to helping governments, individuals, medical institutions, and application developers build data-centric technology platforms and working with partners to create an ecosystem facilitating data socialization – making data and data analytics tools easily accessible. Inspur is one of the few enterprises that construct and operate healthcare big data platforms in China, and has been recognized for its successful outcomes. Its healthcare big data platforms support unified management of health data, as well as data sharing among organizations based on data and safety standards, and quality control, which is critical to unlocking its full value.
“We are excited to enter into an agreement for strategic cooperation with InterSystems,” said Chuangui Gao, Vice President of Inspur Group. “InterSystems’ advanced technologies empower healthcare organizations and regional health management systems worldwide to innovate and transform by enabling fast systems development and deployment, as well as data interoperability.”
Inspur will implement InterSystems IRIS as a high-performance data platform providing data lifecycle management, interoperability, transaction processing, and analytics. It will take advantage of IRIS for Health’s pre-built models for data transformation and native support for FHIR, allowing different health data platforms to rapidly ingest, normalize, and share information for consistent insight into large amounts of health data. “InterSystems IRIS also provides an open environment, supporting a wide range of customer environments and application requirements,” said Chuangui Gao.
In February, InterSystems and Inspur undertook innovative research and pilot projects for big data platform technologies using the InterSystems HealthShare Health Connect integration platform and IRIS for Health. The goal is to utilize world leading technology and experience to further develop these advanced technologies, and to incorporate international medical data standards and innovation in accordance with Chinese security frameworks and safety standards for application solutions. With InterSystems, Inspur aims to empower large medical institutions and regional health information platforms, based on global experience in data management, to accelerate the innovative application of big data interoperability and AI, for example, for disease forecasting and population health. Not only will this benefit patients and care providers, but it will also promote new business models and sources of economic growth.
“We are delighted to work with Inspur to boost Chinese healthcare innovation and development, and the application of healthcare big data platforms,” said Luciano Brustia, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific. “InterSystems values the Chinese market and has partnered with organizations here for more than 20 years. The Chinese economy continues to grow rapidly, the standard of living continues to improve, and the demand for healthcare services continues to increase, leading to unprecedented growth in the healthcare industry.”
“InterSystems is honored to be chosen by Inspur as a partner,” said Paul Grabscheid, Vice President, Strategic Planning for InterSystems. “We are committed to the continued introduction of advanced technologies in China and we will do what we can to support the healthcare industry now and in the future.”
Inspur is China’s leading cloud computing, big data service provider with four listed companies: Inspur Information, Inspur Software, Inspur International and Inspur Huaguang, covering four major industry groups of cloud data center, cloud services & big data, smart city, and smart enterprises. Inspur offers IT products and services that satisfy the needs of governments and enterprises in more than 100 countries and regions. In 2018, Inspur identified a data-first strategy to build a platform-type ecosystem of enterprises based on the world’s leading cloud data center and cloud service platforms. Working hand in hand with partners, Inspur will facilitate socialization of data and accelerate its pace in transforming into a “new operator” of cloud service, big data, and smart city. The goal is to become a new Internet company that integrates “cloud, data and AI”.
InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, business, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.intersystems.com/.