Sentillion Receives U.S. Patent for Administering Context Management Systems

ANDOVER, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion, the company that created healthcare single sign-on (SSO), announced that it has been issued a U.S. patent (6,993,556) for its technology upon which system administration tooling for the company's context management solution is based. Context management automatically synchronizes multiple applications in response to a single user gesture directed at any application using readily identifiable information such as a particular patient, encounter or observation. The patent covers core technology relating to setting up and maintaining context subject data definitions, intervening in context management operations, and providing security functions to protect sensitive context information against tampering by unauthorized users. Sentillion provides context management as part of its clinical workstation solution, Vergence. The invention covered by the patent makes it practical for healthcare organizations to deploy and maintain their Vergence system.

Using the patented technology, Sentillion's customers have been able to configure their Vergence systems to perform extremely sophisticated context management capabilities. For example, at one healthcare organization, using Vergence, if a physician reviews a patient's record in the hospital's primary clinical information system and then needs to evaluate images from the patient's chest CT, the simple click of an icon to open the PACS application presents the exact image desired. If the patient had multiple studies, then each selection made in the clinical information system results in the PACS application automatically displaying the associated image. Without Vergence, the physician might have to search through several screens, enter a patient's name or medical record number, or scroll through multiple studies searching for the desired result.

"For over a decade, Sentillion has been a thought leader in the healthcare industry and created the concept of context management which is now deployed at over 560 healthcare institutions worldwide. In addition to our newly patented administration tooling, Sentillion's innovative Bridge technology makes it possible to non-invasively context-enable any application whether it be Web, Windows or legacy-based. Using Sentillion's tools, healthcare organizations can deploy practical context management solutions that enable all types of caregivers to take full advantage of the many clinical applications that are available to them," said David Fusari, vice president and CTO, Sentillion.

Sentillion's identity and access management solutions are the most widely deployed in healthcare and are used daily by more than 350,000 caregivers in 560 unique hospitals across North America and the United Kingdom, including Eisenhower Medical Center, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sisters of Mercy Health System, Sharp HealthCare and Texas Children's Hospital. Sentillion's patent portfolio also includes patents issued in the U.S. and in the E.U.

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.

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