Today Microsoft's Health Solutions Group announced the acquisition of Sentillion, a company based in Andover, MA which provides healthcare industry solutions for context management, user provisioning and single sign-on (SSO).
The primary goal of the acquisition is to make it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver better patient care by streamlining access to multiple IT applications and patient data. By combining Sentillion’s technologies with Microsoft Amalga UIS, Microsoft aims to give clinicians new insight about patients in real time and enable them to perform the appropriate task with unprecedented speed.
This ties to our efforts in identity & access management - part of the Business Ready Security strategy - to deliver capabilities in the Active Directory platform, and through next-generation products, such as the Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010.
The acquisition brings complementary assets to Microsoft in the areas of single sign-on (SSO), user provisioning and context management that are focused on the healthcare industry. As we integrate Sentillion into Microsoft in the coming months, we will further explore synergies with Microsoft’s identity and access management solutions, such as our Forefront products.