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Protenus’ Fourth Annual PANDAS Conference to Foster Healthcare Compliance Best Practices and Innovation

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Cora Han, Chief Health Data Officer of UC Health and Beth Myers, Deputy Director of Policy of ONC are presenting keynotes at leading healthcare compliance conference

BALTIMORE, MD — Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence to find anomalous behavior in our nation’s leading health systems, announced today their fourth annual PANDAS conference, to discuss healthcare compliance best practices and how data analytics enables health systems to reduce risk across the institution while ensuring patient trust.

The two-day virtual event is a forum for healthcare compliance professionals to learn from peer organizations’ experiences, exchange best practices, and use their collective expertise to advance standards for healthcare compliance.  

The first keynote, “How Do We Tackle Issues Like Trust?” will be presented by Cora Han, Chief Health Data Officer of UC Health at the University of California, Office of the President. Han will focus on the challenges she faced while at the Federal Trade Commission, investigating violations of federal laws enacted to protect the privacy and security of consumer information. Han’s presentation also highlights her perspective on how the use of health data in a safe and respectful way can inform and improve business and clinical operations for healthcare organizations.

Day Two’s keynote, “Regulatory Landscape: Perspectives on the ONC Cures Act Final Rule,” will be presented by Beth Myers, Deputy Director of the Office of Policy for ONC. She will present information on the new Rule and help interpret what some of its provisions may mean for healthcare providers and their patients. The presentation will also detail what the industry can expect regarding compliance, enforcement, and the Rule’s relationship to other key regulations. 

“PANDAS continues to provide our nation’s most innovative compliance professionals a forum to address new and evolving challenges in healthcare,” said Nick Culbertson, CEO of Protenus, the founding organization of PANDAS. “We are thrilled to have Cora and Beth headline our conference. Their expertise and experience will provide unique insight as to how the healthcare industry can continue transforming compliance and reducing risk across their institutions. We are looking forward to thought-provoking discussions.”

Cora Han, JD, is the Executive Director and Chief Health Data Officer for the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2) at UC Health. In her role, Han develops and implements strategies for leveraging health data in a responsible and innovative way, and directs UC’s system-wide health data governance initiatives. Han joined UC Health from the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where she played a leading role on health privacy matters for the Commission in both the enforcement and policy arenas. Cora Han received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Elisabeth Myers is the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy for ONC. Myers has worked on health IT policy at HHS since 2012 working on CMS quality programs, the CMS eHealth Initiative, and the EHR Incentive Programs before moving to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Prior to her work at HHS, Myers worked on healthcare initiatives in the non-profit and private sector, and at the state level in the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform in Pennsylvania. In her role at ONC, she helps lead the team implementing the provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act which addresses a wide range of health IT provisions from interoperable standards development to health IT for specialty settings and sites of service including pediatric care. Myers also leads ONC policy efforts related to the health IT provisions within the Support for Patients and Families Act which was signed into law in December of 2018 to drive policy initiatives in support of OUD prevention and treatment.

The fourth annual PANDAS conference will take place virtually from May 12-13, 2020. For information on the conference and agenda, please use the provided link:

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. This year, Protenus was named the 2020 KLAS Category Leader in Patient Privacy Monitoring and one of Forbes’ Best Startup Employers in 2020. In 2019, Protenus was named one of The Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and one of the Best Places to Work in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal and the Baltimore Sun. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.


Kira Caban
Director, Communications