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Sentillion (Andover, Massachusetts) reported an agreement with Microsoft (Redmond, Washington) in which Sentillion will supply its single sign-on (SSO) and context management technology to become a featured module of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) 2009.

According to the company, Amalga UIS addresses a common and critical challenge of healthcare providers – how to integrate vast amounts of clinical, administrative and financial data that flows in and out of disparate information systems, and tailor that information for use by physicians, nurses, administrative staff, analysts, laboratory technicians, researchers and administrators.

Through the licensing agreement with Sentillion, Microsoft will offer Sentillion's SSO and context management technology with Amalga UIS, enabling data to be delivered with patient context integrated into existing clinical workflows.

The new offering will be sold directly by Microsoft with the Amalga UIS platform.

In other agreements/contracts news:

• ContextVision (Boston) reported a new contract for the implementation of its interventional radiology imaging software, GOPView iRVPlus. The global manufacturer of interventional radiology equipment expects its stationary interventional radiology machines with the image enhancement software to be available on the market later this year.

GOPView iRVPlus enables image enhancement at a level never before achieved in interventional radiology, enabling a dose reduction of more than one third, which minimizes both patient and medical staff exposure during a procedure, without any compromise in image quality or diagnostic value.

• Nyack Hospital (Rockland County, New York) has chosen McKesson's (Alpharetta, Georgia) Paragon technology for community hospitals. The hospital plans to implement the Paragon community hospital information system, enabling the use of comprehensive electronic health records and financial management systems throughout its 375-bed facility.