Abingdon, UK (Scicasts) - Isansys Lifecare Limited, a provider of complete real-time physiological patient data acquisition systems and services, has announced its official debut as a company. The new business, which will focus on providing continuous, real-time patient data to healthcare professionals using the Isansys Lifecare Platform is being headed by Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Keith Errey, the former CEO and Co-Founder of wireless body monitoring technology innovators Toumaz. The privately-funded company’s business operations and engineering team are based at Milton Park, Abingdon, UK.
Armonk, NY (Scicasts) - IBM has unveiled that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Initiate Systems, a market leader in data integrity software for information sharing among healthcare and government organizations. Initiate's software helps healthcare clients work more intelligently and efficiently with timely access to patient and clinical data. It also enables governments to share information across multiple agencies to better serve citizens.
Armonk, N.Y. and Malvern, PA. (OBBeC) - Siemens and IBM have teamed up to help community hospitals reduce their operating costs and energy consumption.
As per the announcement, hospitals currently using or planning to use Siemens MedSeries4, a healthcare information system designed specifically for community hospitals, will also benefit from the bundling of powerful server technology from IBM that features the company’s POWER server, its energy-efficient, environmentally friendly BladeCenter Servers, Tivoli Storage Manager software, and specially configured IBM System Storage DS3000 and DS4000 IBM systems.
To ensure each hospital the widest range of health-information applications operating in a standardized environment, Siemens and IBM will consolidate MedSeries4 surround systems in a rack-mounted IBM BladeCenter Server. The BladeCenter is combined with a rack-mounted IBM DS3000 or DS4000 disk storage solution that can eliminate the need to use multiple independent server and storage combinations for individual delivery of these departmental applications.
Further, IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) works to automate data protection, reduce complexity with centralized storage management operations, and coordinate access of all data coming from the applications that reside in the BladeCenter as information flows to one common storage unit.
Finally, the entire system is backed up by IBM’s Linear Tape Option (LTO) tape storage systems.
According to initial cost analyses conducted by IBM and Siemens, the organizations project that community hospitals could cut initial hardware costs by approximately 25 percent.
The move coincides with the launch of Sentillion’s UK Channel Partner Program and enables iSOFT to become the first partner to offer its customers Vergence SSO/context management suite and Sentillion’s next-generation SSO solution, expreSSO, which are all developed exclusively for healthcare.
According to the anouncement, with Sentillion’s SSO/context management solutions, users can quickly authenticate and switch between iSOFT and other clinical applications while retaining patient context. The software also provides fast access and added security and is scalable so it can be installed on a departmental or enterprise-wide basis.
The ‘plug-and-go’ expreSSO supports NHS Smartcards to swiftly authenticate to local and national applications. It also speeds the implementation of a trust-wide single sign-on solution. With expreSSO, Sentillion has streamlined the once complex process of introducing single sign-on solutions through innovative technology, reducing implementation times to days.
Paul Richards, managing director of iSOFT UK and Ireland, said: “Sentillion created SSO for healthcare and for ten years has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for identity and access management. Its solutions are proven, are the most widely-used in healthcare and were recently endorsed by Gartner.
“Our partnership with Sentillion via its Channel Partner Program allows our customers to benefit from the industry’s most comprehensive set of solutions for single sign-on and context management. These solutions manage single sign-on across multiple applications and allow users to easily switch between applications seamlessly while retaining patient context. Compatibility with NHS Smartcards also speeds access and retrieval of data. We are pleased to be working with Sentillion to offer this wide range of solutions to our customers today.”
Paul Malcolm, UK General Manager for Sentillion, said: “One of the first steps we are taking is a joint collaboration on the creation of a UK demo centre which will showcase Sentillion solutions in operation with iSOFT’s applications. Our goal is to create a convenient way for iSOFT’s customers to experience and understand the value of these products.”