University Hospitals Health System Selects Sentillion's Vergence Solution to Drive Ohio Board of Pharmacy Authentication Compliance
ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion, Inc., the leading provider of identity and access management solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today that University Hospitals Health System (UHHS) has selected Vergence(R) technology to comply with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy Positive Identification regulations. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy requires all organizations that use computerized pharmacy and medication ordering applications to comply with the positive identification regulations. UHHS will use Vergence for strong authentication and single sign-on in combination with Ensure Technologies' proximity technology, XyLoc MD(TM), to positively identify UHHS users of the Eclipsys E7000 Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) application. Vergence will ensure that any individual involved in dispensing, administering or prescribing drugs is securely authenticated to the CPOE system through the use of the XyLoc proximity devices. Sentillion is a distributor of the XyLoc solution to the healthcare market. "Patient safety is and always has been of paramount concern to us," says Carl Lufter, director of the UHHS Pharmacy Administration. "We scrutinized multiple technologies and vendors before concluding that Sentillion was the only vendor with a complete understanding of our healthcare workflow and a clear strategy and product line to fulfill Ohio Board of Pharmacy Positive ID compliance." The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy requires that same level of authentication in electronic systems as it does with paper-based orders that are signed by the caregiver. After concluding that passwords, traditionally used to authenticate a user's identity, were insufficient, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy issued new regulations that require computer-based positive identification. Under these new regulations, healthcare organizations must have a system that can determine positive identification for all professionals involved in medication-related procedures. "Sentillion applauds the state of Ohio for its identification initiatives. The Board's focus on positive identification is clearly in line with Sentillion's mission of augmenting security in healthcare institutions in ways that actually increase caregiver productivity, and we look forward to helping more hospitals like UHHS to achieve compliance," said Paul Roscoe, senior vice president of field operations at Sentillion. "Our work with UHHS has given Sentillion unique insights into the challenges of creating secure identification systems while ensuring that users get the access they need in a timely manner. UHHS is a leader in the northern Ohio region and we anticipate they will achieve compliance in the months to come." Sentillion's Vergence product was designed specifically to meet the productivity, privacy and security needs of hospitals, medical centers and healthcare providers. Vergence enables user provisioning, enterprise single sign-on, strong authentication including password, biometrics and proximity technologies, context management and privacy auditing across any clinical and non-clinical applications. For more information about Vergence, visit http://www.sentillion.com. About UHHS University Hospitals Health System is the region's premier healthcare delivery system, serving patients at more than 150 locations throughout northern Ohio. The Health System's tertiary medical center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. Together, they form the largest center for biomedical research in the State of Ohio. Included are Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, among the nation's best children's hospitals; Ireland Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute- designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (the nation's highest designation); and MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women. Nearly 25,000 physicians and employees comprise University Hospitals Health System and its partner hospitals, ranking it northern Ohio's second largest employer. 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(R) product suite includes user provisioning, strong authentication, single sign-on, clinical context management and privacy management. Sentillion was named by IDC Research, in 2003 and 2004, as the leading vendor for healthcare single sign-on technology and was the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2004 Customer Value Enhancement Award in Healthcare. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass. For more information, visit Sentillion at http://www.sentillion.com. Contact: Jennifer Haas Sentillion (978) 749-0022 email@example.com
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