Norton Healthcare Deploys Sentillion's Vergence Solution to Provide Secure Identity and Access Management to 9,700 Users

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 General News
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ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 9 Norton Healthcare, Kentucky'slargest health care system with more than 50 locations in and aroundLouisville, has gone live with Sentillion's Vergence(R) solution for singlesign-on (SSO). Norton is deploying Vergence to its approximately 9,700information systems users throughout the organization and unifying a widevariety of applications including MEDITECH, McKesson PACS, Kronos and Lawson.

"Providing a secure single sign-on capability for our clinical andadministrative workers delivers a huge productivity benefit, since most peopleroutinely use between three and six applications," said Joseph DeVenuto, vicepresident of information systems and CIO of Norton Healthcare. "Vergenceenables us to improve the user experience while maintaining a secureenvironment for patient information."

DeVenuto said one of the most compelling benefits of Vergence is theability it affords Norton to build "bridges" easily to current and futureclinical and administrative applications, so as Norton's information systemsinfrastructure evolves, the single sign-on solution keeps pace. VergenceBridges provide a flexible, extensible and uniform mechanism for interfacingto applications in order to achieve single sign-on, context management, oruser account provisioning.

Sentillion's identity and access management solutions are the most widelydeployed in health care and are used daily by more than 350,000 caregivers in644 hospitals across North America and the United Kingdom, includingEisenhower Medical Center, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sisters of MercyHealth System, Sharp HealthCare and Texas Children's Hospital. Sentillion'spatent portfolio includes patents issued in the U.S. and in the E.U.

About Norton Healthcare

For more than a century, Norton Healthcare's faith heritage has guided itsmission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, NortonHealthcare is the Louisville area's leading hospital and health care system(44 percent market share) and third largest private employer. Thenot-for-profit system -- the largest in Kentucky and rated one of the top 100integrated health care delivery systems in the country -- includes four largehospitals in Louisville (with a fifth under construction), 10 Norton ImmediateCare Centers, 9,700 employees, 280 employed medical providers at some 50locations, and 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Norton Healthcareserves the Greater Louisville metro area, including Southern Indiana, andpatients throughout Kentucky.

About Sentillion

Since 1998, Sentillion has been revolutionizing health care IT with awardwinning, industry recognized identity and access management technology.Sentillion has successfully combined patented technology with a deepunderstanding of the health care industry to deliver the most comprehensiveset of solutions for single sign-on, user provisioning, clinical workstationsand virtualized remote access. Sentillion recently was recognized as thenumber one single sign-on (SSO) vendor in the KLAS Top 20: 2007 Year-EndReport. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass.For more information, visit Contacts: Jennifer Haas David Domeshek Sentillion for Sentillion (978) 689-9095 ext 262 (508) 873-7068

SOURCE Sentillion

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