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Sentillion Vergence(R) Named #1 Healthcare Single Sign-On Product in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report

Friday, December 19, 2008 General News J E 4
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Company Also Marks 10 Years of Serving the Healthcare Industry by Surpassing 400,000 Live Users



ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion, the company that created healthcare single sign-on, today announced that KLAS, the healthcare industry's leading independent research firm, has named Sentillion Vergence(R) the number one Single Sign-On product in their 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report for the second consecutive year. The KLAS distinction comes at a historic point for Sentillion, as the Company marks its 10th year in serving the healthcare industry and surpasses 400,000 live users on its single sign-on solutions.



"The recognition that Sentillion has received from KLAS and their unparalleled record of commitment and achievement in the healthcare industry exemplifies why The Methodist Hospital partnered with Sentillion," said Tim Thompson, senior vice president and CIO of The Methodist Hospital. "In a hospital, the criticality of technology demands that software vendors, which service our industry, are mature, stable and above all, live and breathe the ever-present workflow needs and challenges of the clinical environment. Sentillion is this type of organization."



Providing a comprehensive summary and assessment of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) vendor performance, individual rankings in the KLAS Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report are determined solely by the data received through active participation and feedback from thousands of healthcare organizations. As the SSO Market Category Leader, Sentillion has both maintained a consistent score over the past 3 years, in the mid-to-high 80's which is well above the KLAS vendor average of 79, and has achieved more than thirty product evaluations from customers in a 12 month period.



"Since 1998, the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report has been shining a light on the performance of vendors throughout the healthcare industry," said KLAS President Adam Gale. "Today the objective of the report remains the same: to help healthcare providers make informed decisions, whether they're looking to buy technology, review a current vendor, validate an operational decision or determine the right products to remain after a merger. With detailed analysis of literally hundreds of healthcare IT products and services, the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report is a guide designed to help providers learn from the experiences of their peers and make the right choices for their organizations."



With the most widely deployed single sign-on solutions in healthcare, Sentillion's 135 customers represent over 680 hospitals across North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Sentillion is also responsible for the largest single sign-on deployment in healthcare, which presently provides access to 182 clinical applications for 60,000 users across 54 hospitals and continues to expand in all three areas.



"In a year where Sentillion has experienced record growth, it is extremely rewarding to mark this milestone with the knowledge that it was made possible primarily through the achievements of our customers," said Paul Roscoe, president of Sentillion. "To bring technology live within a healthcare environment requires a complete customer-vendor partnership. This is why Sentillion views the data that KLAS provides with such importance, for it ensures that the voice of our customers is always heard and will continue to influence how we operate as a company."



About KLAS



KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.



About Sentillion



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 desktop virtualization. Recognized as the number one single sign-on (SSO) vendor in the KLAS Top 20: 2008 Year-End Report, Sentillion is the only identity and access management company whose solutions are used daily by over 400,000 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 www.sentillion.com.



Contact: Jennifer Haas Sentillion (978) 689-9095 x262 jennifer.haas@sentillion.com

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