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CynergisTek and Protenus Join Forces as Partners to Protect Patient Privacy

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Top Cybersecurity Firm and Leading Healthcare Compliance Analytics Company Establish Preferred Partnership; Will Work Together to Help Health Systems Safeguard Patient Data

CynergisTek, Inc. , a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and information assurance, announced it has formed a preferred partnership with Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics platform that protects patient privacy, to help health systems nationwide enhance patient privacy monitoring programs. The partnership will grant health systems access to Protenus’ robust analytics that leverages artificial intelligence to gather data related to potential patient privacy risks, along with CynergisTek’s Patient Privacy Monitoring Service, a managed service offering designed to implement and maintain an effective privacy monitoring analytics program with skilled privacy resources.

CynergisTek formed a preferred partnership with Protenus to enhance patient privacy monitoring programs.

According to the Protenus Breach Barometer, insider incidents accounted for 23 percent of all breaches that occurred at health systems in Q3 2018. This figure will only continue increasing, indicating that now more than ever, health systems need a cost-effective solution to meet the daily challenges of managing patient privacy. To address this need, CynergisTek and Protenus formed a preferred partnership to combine CynergisTek’s industry experience in healthcare consulting and optimization of privacy programs with Prontenus’ strength in healthcare analytics technology to offer health systems both the people, processes, and technology components of a strong patient privacy monitoring program.

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“As health systems face mounting challenges in creating and maintaining robust patient privacy monitoring programs, we identified a need to partner with a company offering complementary services so that health systems can act on the insights uncovered by our analytics,” said Nick Culbertson, CEO and Co-Founder of Protenus. “With a long-standing reputation as one of the leading authorities on healthcare security and privacy, we are confident that combining our technology with CynergisTek’s know-how will push the industry forward when it comes to making patient privacy a priority.”

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“Data privacy is evolving as a dominate theme in conversations, both in healthcare and other industries, and health systems need to take an end-to-end approach to patient privacy to truly address this complex and mission-critical challenge,” said Mac McMillan, CEO and President of CynergisTek. “We’re honored to be entering a partnership with Protenus as we’ve long admired the robust capabilities of its AI-powered analytics and believe that by pairing our expertise and services with its proven technology, we will be able to help our clients develop the most resilient patient privacy programs possible.”

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