Sentillion Unveils the Healthcare Industry's First Comprehensive Identity and Access Management Solution

February 23, 2004

ORLANDO (HIMSS ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION), Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion Inc., the leading provider of healthcare single sign-on solutions, today introduced Vergence(R) Omni Edition, the first and only comprehensive, integrated identity

ORLANDO (HIMSS ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION), Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion Inc., the leading provider of healthcare single sign-on solutions, today introduced Vergence(R) Omni Edition, the first and only comprehensive, integrated identity and access management solution architected specifically for healthcare. Delivered as a modularized product suite, Vergence Omni Edition enables healthcare organizations to automatically create and manage user accounts, sign on with a single password to any application, employ strong authentication devices as an alternative to passwords, and extend information security across the enterprise to include outpatient clinics and remote workers. Vergence Omni Edition also features Sentillion's pioneering single patient selection and centralized HIPAA privacy auditing functionality.

Central to Vergence Omni Edition is a new module called Vergence Provisioning Manager(TM). Provisioning Manager enables automated account creation and management, eliminating the fragile and time consuming manual provisioning processes that currently exist in most healthcare facilities.

"Today most hospitals, including Cottage Health, implement account provisioning by hand, requiring IT administrators to manually create, modify or delete user accounts from our many systems," explained Alberto Kywi, CIO at Cottage Health System. "This process is extremely fragile and time consuming, often resulting in end-user frustration due to significant delays in creating accounts, and puts us at risk for potential security vulnerabilities when we do not promptly disable or terminate accounts. Cottage Health looks forward to working with Sentillion in piloting its Provisioning Manager module and the substantial improvements in security and productivity that this product will bring."

"Vergence Omni Edition revolutionizes identity and access management for healthcare by giving IT professionals a single integrated solution for managing user accounts, ensuring secure, safe and efficient application access as well as privacy auditing tailored for the healthcare environment," said Robert Seliger, Sentillion's president and CEO. "Vergence also provides an unprecedented impact on caregiver communities by simplifying information access and improving workflows. Provider organizations can also use Vergence Omni Edition to extend their security processes and procedures to outpatient clinics or remote offices, giving caregivers access from virtually anywhere while maintaining HIPAA security best practices."

Vergence Omni Edition also includes strong authentication technology, which allows a facility to mix and match authentication methods, including biometrics and proximity sensing. In addition, Vergence Omni Edition features Vergence BridgeWorks(TM), a powerful tool for people who want to enable any application to work with Vergence. This is in addition to the many applications that already work with Vergence.

Sentillion will be demonstrating Vergence Omni Edition in booth # 3353 at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exposition on Monday, Feb. 23 through Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004.

About Vergence Omni Edition

Vergence Omni Edition is a patent pending identity and access management technology. It provides healthcare users with automated account management, single sign-on, single patient selection, strong authentication and HIPAA privacy management. Vergence is used today by federal, academic and community healthcare organizations as well as large integrated delivery networks.

About Sentillion

Sentillion is committed to delivering technology that enables healthcare provider organizations to know who their users are, help them be productive, guard their systems, protect their patients and make it all work, easily. Sentillion was named by IDC Research, for the second year in a row, as the leading vendor for healthcare single sign-on technology. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass. For more information visit Sentillion at http://www.sentillion.com/.

 

Contacts: Jennifer Haas Sentillion 978-749-0022 jennifer.haas@sentillion.com Christina Guilbert aMate Communications 781-759-0015 Christina@amatecommunications.com

Sentillion Inc.

CONTACT: Jennifer Haas of Sentillion, +1-978-749-0022,
jennifer.haas@sentillion.com; or Christina Guilbert of aMate Communications,
+1-781-759-0015, Christina@amatecommunications.com

Web site: http://www.sentillion.com/