Today, Microsoft announced that it will be acquiring the healthcare IT security software firm Sentillion. This is Microsoft Health Solutions Group’s biggest acquisition to date and will add critical security features to their clinician centric solution Amalga UIS.
Chilmark Research sees this as a very savvy acquisition that will further extend the capabilities and thus market opportunities for Microsoft in the healthcare sector. For example, in the hot market for Health Information Exchanges (HIE), managing security access across multiple entities within a given region is challenging – the Sentillion suite of security solutions will slot into this market need quite readily. For Sentillion, this is also a good move has it provides them to backing, resources and distribution channel to truly take their solution suite global far faster than if they attempted to do it organically.
Mr. HIStalk had the opportunity to to interview both MSFT and Sentillion and has a good summary write-up on the acquisition as well.