This week, our EHR project partner The Quantum Group, Inc. received some fantastic news. Following an initial submission way back 2009 describing a method to increase the protection of sensitive patient data from malware, Quantum is proud to announce that it has received approval from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its 12th patent.
The patent, entitled ?Method and system for regulating entry of data into a protected system?, represents a breakthrough in the protection of confidential patient data from certain type of malware including viruses, worms and Trojan horses which pose a risk to systems containing such data. The approach described in the patent details a double-protection system against malware, whereby an unbreakable ?taster? processor preempts any attempts from malware programs to compromise the main processor which executes anti-malware protection software. The processes work completely and seamlessly in the background, in no way compromising the user experience of the main system in which the processors are being used.
Grace Century CEO and Director of Research Scott Wolf said ?Quantum have once again demonstrated their dedication to pioneering research and development with their 12th patent, which consolidates their position at the cutting-edge of Electronic Health Records, a field which is increasingly being shown as having the potential to transform the way health professionals use technology to enhance the quality of care and even save the lives of their patients.
Congratulations to Quantum, well done!!