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Protenus Adds VP of People Operations as Team Grows to Meet Customer Demand

Baltimore, Md. — Healthcare compliance analytics firm Protenus announced today the hiring of Megan Emhoff as Vice President of People Operations. Megan, who brings more than a decade of experience in high-growth, entrepreneurial organizations, will focus near-term on Protenus team growth.

“Protenus is successful because of the talented, committed team members we’ve been able to recruit and retain -- highly skilled individuals who are passionate about the product of their work,” said Nick Culbertson, Protenus Co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited to add someone of Megan’s caliber and experience to help us build on that success and help curate a culture that empowers bright individuals to solve today’s biggest healthcare challenges.”

Protenus uses artificial intelligence to help health systems detect when individuals inappropriately access patient information, gaining deep understanding of clinical and administrative workflows in order to identify and prevent anomalous behavior. Since its founding in 2014, Protenus has worked with an array of premier hospitals, insurers, and health information exchanges across the country.

“I’m thrilled to help Protenus continue to build a world-class team and to be joining at such a pivotal time in the company’s growth,” Megan said. “Our team is growing quickly which brings incredible opportunities for us to add talent in sales, customer support, and engineering. I’m passionate about attracting, retaining, and developing the very best people who can fuel the company’s growth.”

Megan joins Protenus with more than ten years of people operations leadership experience spanning healthcare and emerging technologies. Most recently, she was Director of People Operations at Curiosity Media, an e-learning platform based in Arlington, VA. Prior to that, Megan led international recruitment for TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty. Megan began her career as a recruiter and founding member of the leadership team at Catalyst, a medical staffing services company serving Department of Defense clients. In this role, she led people operations for healthcare staffing programs at Army and Navy medical facilities across the U.S.

Megan is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.   


About Protenus

Protenus is a healthcare compliance analytics platform that uses the latest big data techniques and Protenus-led advances in data science, machine learning, visualization, and software engineering to detect and eliminate inappropriate activity in hospital, insurers, and health information exchanges to help healthcare organization build trust with their patients. 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 privacy and security. Protenus and its partner health systems are fundamentally improving the way hospitals protect their patient data—further ensuring trust in healthcare. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.



Kira Caban

Director of Public Relations


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