Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Selects Sentillion for Single Sign-on

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Selects Sentillion for Single Sign-on

LONDON - October 21, 2009 - After demonstrating how quickly and easily its single sign-on (SSO) solution, expreSSO(TM), integrates with all types of healthcare applications, Sentillion today announced that it was awarded a contract with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH). BTUH is currently deploying expreSSO in two clinical departments and will begin its enterprise deployment later this month.

BTUH is one of only 29 acute and specialist hospital trusts in England to receive the highest 'double excellent' score in a report published by the Healthcare Commission. During the past two years, the Trust has invested significant sums of money into modernisation and the expansion of its clinical infrastructure. As part of this effort, BTUH decided to implement Sentillion's SSO solution to improve clinical workflow and information governance.

"Frankly, all the SSO solutions appear similar on paper and look good in product demonstrations," said Steve Thorndyke, IT project manager, BTUH. "To ensure the suppliers we were considering could deliver the domain knowledge and technical expertise required to implement in a challenging, yet typical NHS environment, we conducted a Proof of Concept (POC). Our IT team was impressed with Sentillion's technical knowledge, how easy it was to create application connectors and how they kept to the timescales which were set at the beginning of the POC."

BTUH's decision to go with Sentillion was validated when Steve Thorndyke attended Sentillion's Clinical Connectivity Forum in May. "We were able to speak with many NHS Trust leaders on how they are using Sentillion to help strategically improve clinical workflow."

"With the recent events in the National Programme, many NHS Trusts have made the choice to improve clinical workflow with their existing disparate systems now; whilst still being prepared for future developments at the national level," stated John Gobron, Sentillion's UK general manager. "Sentillion enables NHS Trusts to act now and be well positioned for whatever the future holds for the National Programme. Having the opportunity to demonstrate expreSSO in BTUH's real environment allowed us to show the robustness of the solution and how quick and easy it is to deploy. We are pleased to add BTUH to our rapidly growing base of NHS customers."

About Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first 10 NHS Foundation Trusts in the country and are an associate teaching hospital. Providing an extensive range of acute medical services at Basildon University Hospital and Orsett Hospital, the trust primarily serve the 310,000 population of Basildon and Thurrock in South West Essex, plus some residents of the neighbouring districts of Brentwood (for whom they are the main provider of cardiology services) and Castle Point. More than #60 million has been invested in the last few years expanding and modernising Basildon University Hospital.

With a budget last year of #168 million, the Trust treated more than 58,000 inpatients and day cases, provided nearly 260,000 outpatient consultations and attended to nearly 105,000 Accident and Emergency (A&E) patients. The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre based at Basildon University Hospital opened in July 2007. Amongst the most modern centres of its kind in the country, The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre provides specialist diagnosis and treatment for people with cardiovascular (heart) and respiratory (lung) diseases, and boasts the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

About Sentillion

Since 1998, Sentillion has been revolutionising healthcare IT with award winning, industry recognised 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, identity management, clinical workstations and desktop virtualisation. 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.