Microsoft continued its pattern of acquisition of smaller healthcare software providers for its Amalga healthcare unit with today’s announcement of the acquisition of Sentillion:
Microsoft Corp. today announced that it intends to acquire Sentillion Inc., a privately held company specializing in software for the healthcare industry. Combining Sentillion’s products with Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) will make it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver better patient care by streamlining access to multiple IT applications and patient data.
Sentillion will continue to sell and support its products to new and existing customers while Microsoft invests in the long-term evolution of the combined portfolio of Sentillion and Microsoft health solutions. Sentillion will also continue to operate out of its corporate headquarters in Andover, Mass. The acquisition is expected to close in early calendar year 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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.