It’s that time of the year again – summer! Everyone is out enjoying the warm weather, going to the beach or, for all you bookworms, getting a jumpstart on your summer reading list. I can remember at the end of each school year my teachers would send me a long list of books to read over the summer months to keep my brain fresh for the following September. I thought it would be a good idea to put together a
2004 marked the beginning of new technologies and companies that
changed the consumer experience as we know it. Companies today must meet the
growing needs of consumers, while safely securing personal data. Let’s take a
look back at some of the companies that were founded in 2004 and see how their
technology has impacted consumerism and security in healthcare.
When Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his college dorm room, little did he know he was starting a company that would change the way people
On December 12, 1980, Apple launched the Initial Public Offering of its stock to the investing public. When Apple went public, it generated more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Let’s just say if you would have bought $1,000 worth of Apple stock in 1980, you very well could be a millionaire today! Apple’s technology has transformed the everyday consumer as we now expect simple, convenient experiences with everything we do, including healthcare. I wanted to
The year 2008 brought new technology innovations that redefined today’s consumer. Of course, with all new innovation comes new malicious threats to the security of our information. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of 2008 and see what healthcare can learn.
First Android Phone and Google App Store
On September 23, 2008, T-Mobile launched the G1 (HTC Dream), the first smartphone to use Google’s new operating system for mobile devices. One month later, Google launched the
There’s nothing like a summer evening baseball game: the smell of popcorn, the fun of eating Cracker Jack and the thrill of cheering for your favorite team. At InstaMed, we have a few teams we root root root for – the Philadelphia office cheers for the Phillies and in our Newport Beach office, their home team is the Los Angeles Dodgers. As for me, I support the Milwaukee Brewers. In light of the summer baseball season, I decided to put
I think I can speak for everyone when I say I can’t wait for spring to finally arrive. After a long, cold winter, April brings hope for warm weather, outdoor activities and for some, planning for an upcoming summer vacation. With just a few clicks, you can search and plan an entire trip on an online travel website and book the dream vacation for you and your family in minutes.
Unfortunately, the new reality with all online data is that it
Next week, I’ll be heading out to Las Vegas to attend HIMSS18. While packing my bags, I started thinking about all of the giant, glittering casinos that inhabit the Vegas strip. I’m not a gambler, but casinos pique my interest because of the impressive security they maintain 24/7 to protect the billions of dollars that flow in and out of their doors each year. So that got me thinking – what can the healthcare industry learn from casino security?
Every month, the Payer Security Focus will break down a different topic in security and compliance with information relevant to payers and actionable steps to help build a more robust security and compliance program at their organizations. This month’s topic is compliance versus security.
What is the Difference Between Compliance and Security?
To understand the importance of compliance and security in healthcare payments, first let’s clarify the difference between the terms compliance and security. Both are important to healthcare payments, but these
In healthcare, selecting a vendor to work with is a serious process that should not be taken lightly. It is important to research vendors and choose the right one, as you will be working with this vendor for many years to come. A major factor in your decision process should be the security and compliance certifications that your eligible vendors have earned. It is important to make sure that the payment vendors you decide to work with have the right
Do you think Halloween is scary? If you’re not protecting healthcare payment data at your organization, then I promise you that witches, goblins and ghouls will not be the scariest things you encounter this month. Security threats lurk everywhere for the healthcare industry, and without proper technology and best practices in place, you are putting your organization at risk of a breach.
In the spirit of Halloween, here are a few spookified tips to help you improve healthcare payment security at