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2019 Best in KLAS Report Ranks Protenus No. 1 in Patient Privacy Monitoring

Healthcare compliance analytics company achieves national recognition after survey of nation-wide customers

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Baltimore, MD -- Protenus, the healthcare compliance analytics platform that protects patient privacy for the nation’s leading health systems, announces today that it has been ranked the leading provider in the patient privacy monitoring category of the 2019 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report.

Founded in 2014, Protenus uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze every single action taking place inside a hospital’s EHR and ancillary systems. These advanced analytics proactively detect inappropriate accesses to patient data and provide health systems full insight into how health data is used throughout their organizations, often for the first time. AI-powered analytics allow healthcare privacy teams to rest assured that their patient data is safe and allows them to focus on the true threats to their organization and patients.

Protenus was also named the 2016 HPE-IAPP Innovator of the Year and 2018 Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Protenus co-founders were recently recognized on a list of Becker’s Hospital Review Rising Stars in Healthcare in 2018.

“We considered several other organizations, but Protenus offered a substantially better product. We are a large organization with multiple hospitals, so we needed to ensure that our EMRs were safe. Keeping tabs on our many providers and patients is a monumental effort, so we needed to find a tool to do much of that legwork.” - KLAS survey respondent, June 2018

KLAS Research is a healthcare IT data and insights company providing the industry with accurate, honest, and impartial research on the software and services used by providers and payers worldwide. KLAS partners with healthcare professionals to foster an atmosphere of transparency surrounding the state of healthcare and highlight the services and solutions that are having an impact.

“We are humbled to receive this prestigious recognition from our customers and KLAS Research,” stated Nick Culbertson, Protenus CEO and Co-founder. “Since we founded Protenus, customer delight has always been our top priority and we are proud that our customers see how we operationalize our values.”

“Our team strives to exceed customer expectations while delivering technology that enables health systems to better protect their patient’s most sensitive data,” stated Christa White, Protenus Director of Customer Success. “Our customers are more than just users of the platform, they are our partners in better protecting patient data and innovating the industry. We look forward to continuing to work with them to reduce organizational risk and ensure patient trust.”

The Protenus platform will be showcased at the upcoming HIMSS19 conference, at booth #929, from February 11-14, 2019 in Orlando. To schedule a meeting, contact our events team at

To access and review the KLAS Patient Privacy Segment, please visit:

About KLAS

KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world's healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and the insights we provide, visit

About Protenus

The Protenus healthcare compliance analytics platform uses artificial intelligence to audit every access to patient records for the nation’s leading health systems. Providing healthcare leaders full insight into how health data is being used, and alerting privacy, security and compliance teams to inappropriate activity, Protenus helps our partner hospitals make decisions about how to better protect their data, their patients, and their institutions. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.


Kira Caban,
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