The New Year inspires many of us to make positive changes in our lives. However, it’s unlikely we will all maintain our resolutions throughout 2018. According to U.S. News, approximately 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second week of February. While the New Year symbolizes a fresh start, it is not enough to actually drive people to make major changes in their lives. For many, change is overwhelming. It’s easy to set goals, but it is challenging to stay
The need for an omnichannel payments experience in healthcare is greater than ever before. Rising patient payment responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, and innovations in payment technology have all created new opportunities for healthcare providers to collect payments. Embracing an omnichannel approach to patient payments can positively impact a healthcare organization’s revenue, brand awareness and patient satisfaction scores. However, failure to implement omnichannel payments can have the opposite effect.
Here’s everything you need to know about omnichannel payments and why they matter
A recent ransomware attack has organizations around the world on edge about the security of their data; here’s why healthcare organizations should pay close attention.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious cyberattack that has grown in notoriety and frequency in recent years. You might be able to guess the mechanics of a ransomware attack from hearing the name. Like kidnapping, ransomware works by taking something valuable to you—your files—and holds them hostage until you pay a ransom.
Ransomware infiltrates your
Every year, Symantec publishes an Internet Security Threat Report that explores the current state of cybersecurity across industries, including healthcare. This year’s report revealed a few encouraging findings that showed the healthcare industry has improved the way it approaches cybersecurity. Namely, cybersecurity spending has increased across the industry, as has staffing for security, both inside and outside of IT operations. Increased spending for cybersecurity shows a greater commitment and focus from healthcare organizations to get ahead of security threats. This
We’re experiencing some exceptionally cold temperatures across the continental U.S. this January. We’ve definitely bumped the thermometer up a few notches in the Dermer household, and this bitter cold a little more bearable as a result.
This got me thinking: how can you turn up the heat on payment security so that folks at your healthcare organization feel a little more comfortable about the protection of sensitive payment information on your network?
(It’s a logical next question for a Security Officer.)
Deliver a Seamless and Secure Online Consumer Payment Experience and Reduce PCI Scope Up to 90%
The InstaMed Secure Token enables healthcare organizations to deliver a seamless and secure online consumer payment experience within their existing portals with cardholder data never touching their servers. As a result, consumers can make one-time payments and also have full access to their digital wallet for future or recurring payments while using any device. Likewise, healthcare organizations significantly reduce their PCI compliance efforts and ensure
On January 20, 2017, we will watch as power transitions from one president to the next. The new president will take an oath and speak to the American people for the first time as their elected leader. In his inaugural address, the incoming president usually tries to explain what he intends to accomplish over the next four years. Some, like these duds, overdo it, and belabor unimaginative points of policy and ideologies in a failed attempt to seem presidential. Others
From payment card security to P.Y.T., here’s a list of the top six trending topics at this year’s #NextGenUGM.
When you check in to a hotel, you know that you will need to leave a payment method. When you check out, you know you will be charged. Why can’t patient payments be this simple? Well, at booth 617 at NextGen UGM, the InstaMed Team showed NextGen users how easy patient payments can be, especially with Auto Payment Collect™.
InstaMed Security Officer Noah
epicExpanded Payment Methods — Leverage Deep eCheck Processing Experience
The Epic 2016 release will include an update to Epic’s integrated credit card framework to include scanned and keyed electronic check processing. However, InstaMed has supported integrated eCheck processing within MyChart and Resolute for years. InstaMed is the only payment processor to support these today with real-time posting into Epic.
The Smallest PCI Footprint In MyChart — It’s Still InstaMed’s Embedded iFrame
When it comes to integration for patient payments in MyChart, there are
The profile of the cybercriminal is changing, and Hollywood is keeping up. If you watch the show Mr. Robot on USA Network, you see an example of a group of hackers who call themselves “hacktivists” and focus on taking down a large corporation through cybersecurity engineering and hacking. Their motivations are less about stealing money and information but rather bringing about the demise of a corporation they see as corrupt.
We know that criminal cyberattacks are on the rise across industries,