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Protenus Granted Fifth New Patent for Drug Diversion Surveillance Technology

Empowering healthcare to eliminate risk with innovative, proactive technology.

Protenus, provider of the leading healthcare compliance analytics platform empowering healthcare to eliminate risk, is pleased to announce the grant of its fifth new patent to protect the intellectual property of its drug diversion surveillance technology.

U.S. Patent No. 11,791,029 was issued on October 17, 2023, titled “METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYZING

ACCESSING OF DRUG DISPENSING SYSTEMS.” With this patent, Protenus further expands the patent portfolio covering various techniques for detecting anomalous drug dispensing events. The newly granted patent broadly covers the concept of detecting a possible drug misappropriation based on analyzing dispensing patterns of multiple employees, and alerting an application of the possible drug misappropriation at a service layer.

Protenus now holds several granted US patents covering various key aspects of patient privacy monitoring and drug diversion surveillance technologies, along with several other pending U.S. and foreign patent applications.

Any licensing inquiries or other questions about Protenus’ patent portfolio should be directed to Protenus General Counsel, Amy Much at

About Protenus

Protenus harnesses the power of AI to provide healthcare organizations with scalable risk-reduction solutions that drive the safest patient outcomes while protecting the reputation of the organizations. We are committed to innovation, determined to reduce risk, and focused on supporting our community of employees, customers, and ultimately, patients. Empowering healthcare to eliminate risk is at the heart of all we do.

Founded in 2014, Protenus was awarded 2023 Best in KLAS for both patient privacy monitoring and drug diversion surveillance solutions, is a three-time winner of Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers, is a Great Place to Work®-Certified company, was named one of 2021 CBInsights Digital Health 150, 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.

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