ANDOVER, Massachusetts and BANBURY, England, March 10 /PRNewswire/ --
IBA Health Group company iSOFT has today signed an agreement with US-based Sentillion to become its first healthcare channel partner in Europe for its single sign-on (SSO), context management, and user provisioning solutions.
The move coincides with the launch of Sentillion's UK Channel Partner Program and enables iSOFT to become the first partner to offer its customers the market-leading Vergence(R) SSO/context management suite and Sentillion's next-generation SSO solution, expreSSO(TM), which are all developed exclusively for healthcare.
With Sentillion's SSO/context management solutions, users can quickly authenticate and switch between iSOFT and other clinical applications while retaining patient context. The software also provides fast access and added security and is scalable so it can be installed on a departmental or enterprise-wide basis.
Sentillion's applications are already proven in the UK at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and City Hospital Sunderland, and proven worldwide at another 560 hospitals.
The affordable, 'plug-and-go' expreSSO supports NHS Smartcards to swiftly authenticate to local and national applications. It also speeds the implementation of a trust-wide single sign-on solution. With expreSSO, Sentillion has streamlined the once complex process of introducing single sign-on solutions through innovative technology reducing implementation times to days.
Paul Richards, managing director of iSOFT UK and Ireland, said: "Sentillion created SSO for healthcare and for ten years has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for identity and access management. Its solutions are proven, are the most widely-used in healthcare, and were recently endorsed by Gartner."
"Our partnership with Sentillion via its Channel Partner Program allows our customers to benefit from the industry's most comprehensive set of solutions for single sign-on and context management," Richards said. "These solutions manage single sign-on across multiple applications and allow users to easily switch between applications seamlessly while retaining patient context. Compatibility with NHS Smartcards also speeds access and retrieval of data."
"iSOFT's renowned expertise in clinical systems wonderfully compliments Sentillion's pedigree in delivering world-class identity and access management solutions to healthcare," said Paul Roscoe, president of Sentillion. "Both iSOFT and Sentillion entered into this partnership with a singular focus of helping healthcare organisations maximise their investments in clinical information systems by providing the technology needed to improve clinician workflow while improving security audit-ability and compliance."
Paul Malcolm, UK General Manager for Sentillion, said: "One of the first steps we are taking is a joint collaboration on the creation of a UK demo centre which will showcase Sentillion solutions in operation with iSOFT's applications. Our goal is to create a convenient way for iSOFT's customers to experience and understand the value of these products."
Earlier this year, Sentillion was ranked for the first time in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On because of its significance to the healthcare industry. "Sentillion's strong presence brought it to our attention," Gartner said. The company was evaluated on its ability to execute and completeness of vision including its products, overall viability, pricing, market responsiveness and track record, and customer experience.
iSOFT is an IBA Health Group company.
For more information: Brian Hemming, iSOFT Jennifer Haas, Sentillion Tel: +44-(0)-1295-274240 Tel: +1-978-689-9095 x262 Mobile: +44-(0)-7748-920528 Mobile: +1-978-697-3921 Fax: +44-(0)-870-050-8911 Fax: +1-978-688-2313 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sentillion, Inc.
Since 1998, Sentillion has been revolutionizing healthcare IT with award winning, industry recognized identity and access management technology. Sentillion has successfully combined patented technology with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry to deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions for single sign-on, user provisioning, clinical workstations and virtualized remote access. Recently recognized as the number one single sign-on (SSO) vendor in the KLAS Top 20: 2007 Year-End Report, Sentillion is the only identity and access management company whose solutions are used daily by over 350,000 caregivers in leading healthcare organizations across North America and Europe. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass. For more information, visit Sentillion at http://www.sentillion.com.
About IBA Health
IBA Health Limited (ASX-IBA) is the largest specialist information technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
IBA builds software applications for healthcare. We work with healthcare professionals to design and build solutions that answer all of the difficult questions posed by today's care delivery challenges. Our solutions act as a catalyst for change, supporting the free exchange of critical information across diverse care settings and participant organisations. We are the leader in the provision of advanced application solutions in modern healthcare economies around the world.
Today, over 13,000 provider organisations in 35 countries across five continents use IBA's solutions to manage patient information and drive improvements in their core processes. The group's sustainable development is delivered through careful planning, in-depth analysis of our market and anticipation of evolving requirements. Our business is driven by the collective talent, experience and commitment of over 3,500 healthcare IT experts around the globe.
A global network of IBA subsidiaries, supported by an extensive partner network, provides substantial experience of national healthcare markets. As a result we offer our customers comprehensive knowledge of local market requirements, in terms of culture, language, working practice, healthcare regulation and organisational structure.
For more information on IBA Health, please visit the company's website at http://www.ibahealth.com
Brian Hemming of iSOFT, +44-(0)-1295-274240, Mobile, +44-(0)-7748-920528, Fax, +44-(0)-870-050-8911, email@example.com; or Jennifer Haas of Sentillion, +1-978-689-9095, ext. 262, Mobile, +1-978-697-3921, Fax, +1-978-688-2313, firstname.lastname@example.org