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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Initiate Systems

Winner in: 2002
Winning Product: ALIGNDEX
Winner Category: Chicago Innovation Award
Industry: Business Services

ALIGNDEX® helps companies merge databases with a high level of accuracy in record time without having to make a computer application change. ALIGNDEX represents a breakthrough in software programs that provide data identity management which permits enterprises to accurately identify and link records relating to the same person, business, household, product or any other object. ALIGNDEX’s patented software outperforms its competitors in terms of speed, accuracy and ease of use. In 2010 IBM acquired Initiate Systems for an estimated $400 million, employing more than 350 people in 4 countries, including Canada, Europe, and Australia. It has been used in 2,400 health care sites and 40 health care information exchanges, and the trade press characterized the company as the clear market leader in Master Patient Index technology.

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