December 20, 2018

CynergisTek and Protenus Join Forces as Partners to Protect Patient Privacy

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and information assurance, today 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.

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.

“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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