September 5, 2018

How AI-Inspired chess matches encourage innovation in healthcare privacy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is somewhat of a misnomer. It is indeed artificial, but it is not intelligent--at least not in the way a person is. The entire field of artificial intelligence grew out of research in the late 1940s and early 1950s that attempted to teach computers to play a game of chess. In 1997, this technology matured and advanced to the point where IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer was able to beat chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov. At a high level, computer chess engines rely on an intricate search engine coupled with a huge database of possible moves and games. Kasparov realized that this huge resource could be even more valuable when further coupled with human intelligence. This combination of human and artificial intelligence working together form a cyborg, or centaur, which represents the melding of true human intelligence with the power of advanced computational systems. These advances in technology have inspired the central role that AI plays in healthcare innovation. Specifically, in healthcare privacy, it serves as an extension of the team, better leveraging human expertise, and increasing their efficiency.  

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August 6, 2018

How AI-Powered Analytics Can Reduce Costs Associated With OCR Investigations

A health data breach is always stressful, no matter the size of the breach or organization. Upon discovering that a breach has occurred, the healthcare organization must painstakingly assess the scope of the breach and its impact on the organization and affected patients. In addition to this assessment, if the breach affects more than 500 individuals, it must be reported to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within 60 days of discovery, usually prompting them to investigate further. The well-known costs associated with a data breach include notification, credit monitoring services, lost revenue, and reputational damage. However, In addition to these, there are also associated costs when it comes to responding to any request or investigation from OCR, including:

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July 23, 2018

What AI Can (and Can't) Do for Healthcare Security and Privacy

The cybersecurity and privacy field is currently in the midst of an “AI moment,” where every vendor, expert, and article about the future of cybersecurity describes how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming operations and will continue to change the way cybersecurity and privacy professionals work. However, it seems that AI has taken on the life of a mysterious fix-all solution for any problem we may face - from cyber threats, to institutional confusion, and workforce shortages. What gets lost in this noise is the two AI discussions we should all actually be having - when AI can actually be useful and when AI can do more harm than good.

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July 17, 2018

Three Lessons Learned from Recruiting for a Rapidly Growing Team

It seems like we welcome a new hire to the Protenus team almost every week. We’ve grown more than 100 percent in the last year, bringing our team to more than 50 members strong - and we’re still growing. During this period of rapid growth, we took time to evaluate our initial progress and assess what has gone well and where we could improve our hiring process. We have found that this early investment in strategic People Operations continues to be a powerful tool for helping us scale more effectively.

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June 26, 2018

What People Operations Means to Protenus

Early stage companies get a lot of advice about how to build a successful team, and hiring someone to head up Human Resources (HR) isn’t usually at the top of the list. But regardless of the size, industry, or stage of growth, every company can benefit from a thoughtful approach when it comes to the human element of business.

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