October 30, 2020

How We Celebrate Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week

Our team participates in the HCCA/SCCE Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week in honor of our clientsthe healthcare compliance teams across the country that combine the power of artificial intelligence with their great expertise and leadership to ensure a culture of compliance throughout their organizations. These professionals ensure their institutions work efficiently, reduce risk, and maintain the trust of patients who seek care within their hospitals and health systems. Our team at Protenus will be celebrating these professionals in a number of ways throughout Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week.

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April 6, 2020

Protenus Resource List for the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

The team at Protenus appreciates all of the work the healthcare community has done to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. To help our customers and their colleagues, we have compiled a list of helpful resources. 

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September 21, 2018

How email automation and AI-powered analytics reduce Privacy Officer workload

For many hospital systems, handling a stratified-risk privacy operation is a time-consuming process. Depending on what type of privacy posture the organization is using, this can lead to an even greater influx of notifications, especially for less nefarious cases such as family member snooping or self-lookups. Due to a lack of resources, Privacy Officers either spend extensive amounts of time following up on the large volume of lower-risk violations or ignore them in favor of pursuing higher-risk cases. Both of these scenarios result in increased liability and inefficiency, and only target a small portion of the system-wide privacy violations that are occurring at any one time. Email automation can help Privacy Officers re-educate the hospital workforce, reduce their workload and increase their efficiency.

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May 14, 2018

Best Practices for Every Healthcare Privacy Officer

As a Privacy Officer with more than 30 years experience working in both large and small healthcare organizations, I’ve experienced multiple privacy postures, ranging from manual reactive audits to proactive privacy monitoring that allowed us to get ahead of breaches to patient privacy before they became catastrophic for the organization or patients. After three decades of experience, I realized that there are three things that every Privacy Officer should know to ensure they are applying best practices for privacy within their organization.

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September 21, 2017

It's Fantasy Football Season, Privacy Officers. You Know What That Means, Right?

In 2015 and 2016, Protenus found that the privacy of professional athletes’ medical records was violated equal to or more than any other VIP or celebrity category. The majority of these privacy violators were repeat offenders. Why? In many cases, Protenus found that football enthusiasts were looking for a competitive edge in their fantasy league by looking at the athlete's records to identify injuries or other types of vulnerabilities.  

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