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Vancouver Coastal awards contract to Sentillion

ANDOVER, Mass. – Sentillion, Inc., a leading provider of identity and access management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has selected Sentillion’s Vergence product suite to integrate information across its 556 locations, including acute, residential and community health care facilities.

Vergence will enable authorized clinical users to securely access patient information from any VCH facility, regardless of where the information is

The health authority will use Vergence for single sign-on, single patient selection, and privacy auditing to provide its healthcare providers with fast access to patient information in a secure manner. In addition, VCH will use Vergence to provide role-based access, giving users access to only those applications they have permission to use based upon their role in that facility.

“Our goal is to support healthcare providers in their decision-making processes by giving them secure single sign-on access to more complete clinical information,” said Greg Feltmate, chief information officer, VCH.

“Sentillion’s Vergence provides extensive measures to ensure that the right patient information is accessed by the right people as required during care.”

Since its launch into Canada last year, Sentillion has also announced the signing of a standing agreement for the Vergence product suite by Contract Management Services (CMS). CMS is the purchasing agency for all New Brunswick Health Authorities. Under this agreement all 51 facilities within New Brunswick can purchase Sentillion’s Vergence technology, which includes modules for provisioning, single sign-on, single patient selection and strong authentication with Identix BioLogon and Ensure Xyloc.

The contract between VCH and Sentillion is compliant with British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act that ensures all patient information is protected by tough new privacy measures, which are among the strongest in Canada. This compliance was crucial in establishing the contract.

“Sentillion’s unique set of products address the specific access, security, and auditing requirements associated with patient privacy in Canadian healthcare organizations,” said Robert Seliger, president and CEO of Sentillion. “The health organizations we are working with recognize the value of ensuring that their existing investments in electronic health record solutions are fully utilized. We look forward to working with Vancouver Coastal Health to help them meet their electronic health record initiatives.”

For its part, Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of about $1.9 billion in public, acute, and residential healthcare services to more than one million residents in the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, 13 other municipalities and regional districts and 15 First Nation communities.

It is one of five regional authorities (plus one provincial health authority) serving 16 health service delivery areas throughout British Columbia.