Leading Korean Health IT Provider Selects U.S.-based eProtex for Medical Device Security

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eProtex, a data security company specializing in the hidden risks of connected devices, announced today its agreement to provide medical device security for InnoPNT, one of Korea’s largest providers of medical IT solutions.

eProtex, a data security company specializing in the hidden risks of connected devices, announced today its agreement to provide medical device security for InnoPNT, one of Korea’s largest providers of medical IT solutions. Known as IPNT in the global market, the company will employ eProtex solutions in its Korean market as it lays the groundwork for a global expansion.

With some of Korea’s most prominent hospitals as its customers, InnoPNT provides real-time patient location and patient care systems using RFID technology, as well as EMR interface, document and image management solutions. In 2008, the company opened an office in San Jose, Calif. to serve the U.S. healthcare market.

“We became aware of eProtex during the HIMSS 2010 Conference and were intrigued by their expertise on connected medical devices as they relate to data security risks,” said InnoPNT CEO Kyong Won Lee. “As we refine our product offerings, eProtex provides a critical security link between them and our clients’ networks,” he added.

“We’re honored to serve a company of InnoPNT’s magnitude and stellar reputation,” said Earl Reber, executive director for eProtex. “We look forward to growing with them and helping advance their solutions in the marketplace.”

A subsidiary of Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in the U.S., eProtex was launched in 2009 as an answer to the hidden (and easily-missed) data security risks of network medical devices. Since its inception a year ago, its solutions are being adopted by nearly 100 hospitals throughout the U.S.

About eProtex
Founded in 2009, eProtex is the nation’s first data security company specializing in the hidden risks of connected medical devices. As such, the company offers customized, all-inclusive solutions to fit healthcare providers’ unique needs and resources—from large, multi-location hospital networks to small, independent doctor offices and medical centers. Built by the healthcare community for the healthcare community, eProtex is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare system. [eProtex.com]

About InnoPNT
InnoPNT is a healthcare IT solutions provider and consulting company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. The company has served the Korean healthcare market with real-time patient location systems, EMR solutions, medical device interface and document/image management systems. Known as IPNT in the global market, the company opened a U.S. office in San Jose, Calif. in 2008 to bring its solutions to the American healthcare marketplace. [innopntglobal.com]

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