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N.B. chooses Sentillion for I.T. access management

ANDOVER, MASS. – Sentillion, Inc., a leading provider of identity and access management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced the signing of a standing agreement for its Vergence product suite by Contract Management Services (CMS) in New Brunswick.

CMS is a purchasing agency acting on behalf of the majority of the New Brunswick Regional Health Authorities for the purpose of this sale. Under the agreement all Regional Health Authorities (encompassing 51 facilities within New Brunswick), can purchase Sentillion’s Vergence technology.

Vergence includes modules for creating user accounts, single sign-on, single patient selection and strong authentication with Identix BioLogon and Ensure Xyloc.

Five of New Brunswick’s health regions will implement Sentillion’s Vergence product suite immediately – South East Regional Health Authority, Atlantic Health Sciences Corp., River Valley Health, Restigouche Health Authority and Acadie-Bathurst Health Authority.

These organizations will leverage Vergence to access patient information securely between each region’s Hospital Information System and its Community Health Centre Information System. Vergence will provide secure access to MEDITECH, Agfa Healthcare, GE Centricity, and Purkinje Dossier, as well as other clinical and non-clinical applications.

“This procurement process brought financial benefits as a result of the strong collaborative effort from CMS with the participating New Brunswick regional health authorities,” said Janice McKay, vice president, procurement services, Contract Management Services. “The regions combined their purchasing power and leveraged existing systems, resulting in Vergence being chosen for administrative and clinical users based in hospitals and community health centres.”

“By leveraging Vergence we will be able to share critical patient information securely between our regional Health Care Information System and our newly acquired regional Community Health Centre Information System, to ensure continuity of care,” said Jill Ritchie (pictured at left), director of information services, River Valley Health. “With Vergence, we can achieve integration of patient information between MEDITECH and Purkinje and address some of our acute-care challenges, such as quick sign-on in key clinical areas, including the Emergency Room.”

Vergence is a modularized suite that includes user provisioning, strong authentication, single sign-on, clinical context management and privacy auditing. Sentillion’s products are already in use across North America, including nationally recognized institutions like, Lahey Clinic, Marshfield Clinic, Sharp HealthCare, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and all 163 Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.

About CMS
Contract Management Services (CMS) is a healthcare purchasing organization that delivers value to member hospitals and nursing homes, suppliers, government, healthcare professionals and patients.

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. Its Vergence product suite includes user provisioning, strong authentication, single sign-on, clinical context management and privacy management. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass. For more information, visit Sentillion at