Microsoft Acquires Sentillion

microsoft1Microsoft Corp. has completed the acquisition of Sentillion Inc., a privately held company specializing in software for the healthcare industry. Microsoft will add Sentillion’s technologies to its portfolio of health solutions to make it easier for doctors and nurses worldwide to deliver better patient care by streamlining access to multiple health IT applications and data. The acquisition brings the Sentillion team and products to the Microsoft Health Solutions Group led by Corporate Vice President Peter Neupert. Operating out of its offices in Andover, Mass., the Sentillion team will continue to sell and support its product line while Microsoft invests in the long-term evolution of the combined Sentillion and Microsoft health solutions. “We’re excited to bring Sentillion’s talent, thought leadership and innovation in health IT into the Health Solutions Group,” Neupert said. “Combining our assets will allow us to offer healthcare providers a much simpler way to access and use the applications and information they need to perform at the highest levels. Acquiring Sentillion will allow us to amplify and accelerate our impact on health IT and health globally.” By combining Sentillion’s context management and single sign-on technologies with Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS), a real-time data aggregation solution, Microsoft’s goal is to give clinicians new insight about patients in real time and enable them to perform the appropriate task with unprecedented speed. At the same time, the workflow of clinicians will be simplified, allowing them to spend less time navigating different IT systems and more time with patients. Microsoft also will further explore synergies between Sentillion technologies and Microsoft’s identity and access management solutions, including Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010.

Via Microsoft Press Release

Healthcare IT Enabling Better Care.

healthcare-itHealthcare becomes more meaningful when right decisions are taken with right information and focused on right objective, IT has all the potential to empower healthcare industry in enabling better care. 
Recently, IT giant Microsoft announced that it intends to acquire Sentillion Inc., a privately held company specializing in software for the healthcare industry & it is planning to combine Sentillion’s products with Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) to make it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver better patient care by streamlining access to multiple IT applications and patient data.
By combining Sentillion’s context management and single sign-on technologies with Amalga UIS, a real-time data aggregation solution, Microsoft aims to give clinicians new insight about patients in real time and enable them to perform the appropriate task with unprecedented speed. At the same time, the workflow of clinicians will be simplified, allowing them to spend less time navigating different IT systems and more time with patients.
Google on the other hand has started making good wave through its Google health and also partnering with many hospitals and pharmacies to enable services.  A few months back, Intel and GE said they would sell a system that allows doctors to monitor patients who are at home similarly, Google and IBM announced their own in-home system that could electronically relay data from devices such as blood-pressure cuffs and glucose meters.
This development clearly indicates that IT biggies are focusing on strengthening their presence in Healthcare IT and acquiring required skills through acquisitions & partnering.  Ultimately,  these developments defiantly indicate that the healthcare revolution has begun….