November 19, 2021

3 Steps to Elevated Diversion Monitoring: Takeaways from the 2021 NADDI conference

Automate Diversion Detection to Drastically Reduce Strain

 

For healthcare organizations across the country, clinical drug diversion monitoring is still in its infancy. 

Methods of surveillance have long been limited to reliance on spotty, time-consuming audits that are paper-based or otherwise lacking critical integrations and automation. As a result of tedious, manual, error-prone and inconsistent workflows, diversion investigators are overburdened.

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November 10, 2021

Challenging And Critical, Compliance Takes Great Commitment

We have all engaged with the healthcare system in one way or another. For many patients, those interactions represent the most vulnerable and painful moments in their lives.

This is why compliance experts' behind-the-scenes work to protect personal health information is so very critical: when health records are breached, patients' suffering is significantly and needlessly compounded.

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October 29, 2021

Patient Lives Are On The Line: 3 Notes On Cybersecurity Awareness

The pandemic has placed virtual conferences, Zoom meetings, telehealth appointments, digital payments, and online social activities at the heart of day-to-day life. But with so much of our daily routines now taking place in the digital realm, Americans are rightfully increasingly worried about how their sensitive data is secured.

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October 20, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Erika Dunn-Weiss, Senior Core Data Scientist

Our mission at Protenus is to advance the science of healthcare by bringing together creative and skilled individuals who are passionate about the security, usability, and applicability of health data. As this information becomes more voluminous, comprehensive, and, as a consequence, more vulnerable, we are building scalable, insightful solutions that address critical issues preventing the efficient, safe, and effective delivery of patient care.

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October 13, 2021

New View of HHS Breach Data Spotlights Need for Complete Privacy Protection

Though HIPAA-covered entities have been required for more than a decade to report patient data breaches to HHS, it was only recently (following a Freedom of Information Act request by Protenus) that the agency publicized statistics on breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals.

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