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Leading Healthcare Institutions Assemble to Shape Innovation in Patient Privacy Analytics

Baltimore, Maryland - March 23, 2017 - Protenus, the world’s leader in proactive patient privacy analytics, gathered representatives from top healthcare organizations to form the Privacy and Analytics (Pandas) community.  These professionals will discuss how data analytics and artificial intelligence will foster more efficient and effective HIPAA compliance and health data security. The first-of-its-kind, two-day event is a forum for privacy professionals to learn from peer organizations’ experiences, exchange best practices, and use their collective expertise to advance standards for protecting patient privacy.  

Pandas brings together privacy and compliance officers from leading healthcare organizations like Johns Hopkins Health System, Yale New Haven Health System, Inova Health System, Penn Medicine, Presence Health, HealthShare Exchange for Southern Pennsylvania (HSX), Excela Health, Health and Human Services (HHS), Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), and several others.

“The Pandas community will no doubt move our industry forward as it grapples with how to effectively protect patient privacy,” stated Nick Culbertson, co-founder, COO & President of Protenus.  “The insight and collective wisdom represented in the room today will shape the way healthcare thinks about using data analytics and artificial intelligence to support privacy teams.”

Hosted at Protenus HQs and the Johns Hopkins Medical Center  campus, each day of Pandas will kick off with a keynote presentation delivered by accomplished privacy experts in healthcare.  

The first keynote address, “Why Privacy Needs Advanced Analytics” will be given by John Steiner, Esq., healthcare attorney and compliance professional: served as Chief Privacy Officer for the Cleveland Clinic,  Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Senior Counsel for the American Hospital Association.  “Health data security and patient privacy is increasingly important to health systems,” stated Steiner. ”This  event couldn’t come at a better time. We need real, candid conversation about how technological advances can enhance patient trust in the organizations where they seek care.”

Day two’s keynote, “Privacy and Analytics,” will be presented by Don Bradfield, Esq., Senior Counsel, Privacy Office at Johns Hopkins Health System. “Our privacy team made significant strides through the use of advanced analytics in its efforts to help protect patient privacy.  With accurate and timely information, we can do our job more effectively” noted Bradfield.

Pandas is the first of many events that bring together healthcare leaders focused on using advanced analytics to eliminate threats to patient data.   The Pandas community will return focus to providing the best patient care possible, rather than the unknown risks that jeopardize their patients’ sensitive data.  Sign up to receive notifications about future events from Protenus.

About Protenus

Protenus protects patient privacy in the electronic health record (EHR) for top-ranked hospitals, using the latest big data techniques and Protenus-led advances in data science, machine learning, visualization, and engineering. Founded by former medical school students, the Protenus platform uniquely understands the clinical behavior and context of each person accessing patient data to determine the appropriateness of each action, elevating only true threats to patient privacy.  Protenus and its partner hospitals are fundamentally improving the way hospitals protect their patient data—further ensuring trust in healthcare. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.


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