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5 Ways to Keep Healthcare Payments Secure All Summer Long

I love summer. The warm weather offers plenty of opportunities to participate in summer activities like grilling, going to the beach and fishing (although, you may remember from a previous blog post that I’m a bigger fan of talking about phishing).

If you’re a summer-loving security expert like me, then you’re always thinking about ways to protect your systems from security threats. Here are five ways to keep payment security cool at your organization all summer long.

Know How to Block Threats

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Spring Training Is Over: Is Your Payments Security Roster Set?

Now that spring training is over, your favorite major league teams’ rosters are set and baseball season is in full swing. That means thousands of fans are already flocking to their home team’s stadium to take in America’s past time. Believe it or not, a key component of the baseball experience is payment. From purchasing tickets online, to grabbing snacks at the concession stand and picking up a souvenir at the gift shop, the average baseball fan can encounter multiple

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Certificationology: The Art of Making Healthcare Payment Security Decisions As Conspicuously as You Choose Your March Madness Bracket

March Madness begins this month and I’ve been busy studying bracketology as closely as I examine healthcare payment security. In doing so, I can’t help but notice that the science and logic behind selecting the right NCAA basketball teams for your March Madness bracket is similar to the attention that needs to be given to security and compliance decisions in healthcare.

Now, I’m no Joe Lunardi and these picks won’t be featured on ESPN, but it’s important for healthcare organizations to

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The 5 People You’ll Meet at the InstaMed User Conference 2017

The InstaMed User Conference 2017 attracts industry thought-leaders who are passionate about simplifying healthcare payments. When so many providers, payers and partners come together in one place, they bring lots of different perspectives and opinions. Here are five kinds of people you might meet at the InstaMed User Conference 2017.

The Consumer-Centric Payer
With the uncertainty of what a new administration means for the healthcare industry, the Consumer-Centric Payer is sure of one thing: the consumer experience will continue to be key.

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

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.)

Let’s think

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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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Five Things to Do Now for a Successful 2017

Every year, PwC Health Research releases an annual report on top issues facing healthcare for the upcoming year, and the 2017 report forecasts “a year of uncertainty and opportunity” ahead for the industry. Organizations can have a successful year, despite these mixed forecasts, by hunkering down and kicking off the year with a productive first quarter that will yield results throughout the year. Below are the key areas you can focus on in the first quarter to position your organization

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HIMSS17 Sessions to Get Excited About This Year

By Chris Seib, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at InstaMed

This February, more than 40,000 professionals will descend on Orlando, FL for one of the biggest events in the healthcare industry with the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. The website for HIMSS17 boasts over 300 education sessions, 1,200 exhibitors and 80 networking events – all crammed into five days at the Orange County Convention Center. To say that the yearly HIMSS conference is overwhelming is an understatement. They don’t call

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Here’s What InstaMed Did for Healthcare Payment Security in 2016

By Noah Dermer, Security Officer at InstaMed

At InstaMed, we’re proud to be healthcare’s most trusted payments network. Our entire team works hard every day to live up to that reputation, and in 2016, we accomplished a lot of milestones to prove it.

Here’s a short list of the security and compliance achievements we’re proudest of.

We Became the First and Only in Healthcare to be PCI-Validated for P2PE v2.0

In October, we were excited to announce that we are the first in healthcare

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6 Security Resolutions Your Organization Can Make for 2017

There are two mindsets a person can have at the end of a year: you can reflect back on the events that have passed, or you can look ahead to a new year and new start. For the InstaMed Security Corner, we’ve done both. If you want to reflect on 2016, check out our Security Year in Review. If you’re eager for a fresh start in 2017, here’s a list of New Year’s resolutions for healthcare payment security.

Lose Weight

Every year,

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