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What Are Omnichannel Payments and Why Do They Matter to Healthcare?

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

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Ransomware in Healthcare: What You Need to Know

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

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3 Key Security Threat Trends Healthcare Organizations Can’t Ignore

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

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Winter is…Here – Time to Turn Up the Heat on Payment Security

We’re just a little more than halfway through winter 2017, and depending what part of the country you’re in, it’s been a very cold and snowy six weeks. As the Farmer’s Almanac puts it, while last winter was a reprieve from shoveling and high fuel bills, the party is over. We’ve definitely bumped the thermometer up a few notches in the Dermer household and everyone is braving the winter months a little more comfortably as a result.

This got me thinking:

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The InstaMed Secure Token

InstaMed Revolutionizes Online Payment Security in Healthcare

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

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Effective Leadership: What Today’s Healthcare CISO Can Learn From the Inaugural Addresses of Former U.S. Presidents

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

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6 Topics Trending at NextGen UGM

From payment card security to P.Y.T., here’s a list of the top six trending topics at this year’s #NextGenUGM.

#HotelInstaMed
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™.
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InstaMed Security Officer Noah

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