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The Only Thing Worse Than Jet Lag… Stolen Data: What Healthcare Can Learn From the Orbitz Breach

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

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Give Thanks for These Payment Security Accomplishments

November is a time to reflect and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. As a security officer, I am additionally thankful for accomplishments in the field of security and compliance that help us better protect payment data and prevent data breaches in healthcare. Around this time four years ago, we were not so thankful for the massive breach that affected Target stores and compromised the credit and debit card information of 110 million consumers – right

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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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And the Award Goes to…Healthcare Payments Innovators!

The major award shows you watch on TV have very little to do with healthcare payments, but that shouldn’t mean great innovators in the healthcare industry should go unrecognized for their achievements. That’s why we’ve decided to acknowledge the following healthcare organizations for going above and beyond in their efforts to attain healthcare payments excellence. We assure you, we haven’t accidentally announced “La La Land” in place of any of the real winners.

The Award for Most Innovative Digital Wallet Offering

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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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A Look Ahead at Healthcare Payment Innovations in 2017

At InstaMed, we’re proud of the innovations we delivered in 2016 that helped providers and payers collect and manage payments more efficiently and helped improve the consumer experience. At the start of a new year, we want to look at how the challenges facing providers, payers and consumers have changed or evolved, and how we can continue to improve and do more to answer the needs of our customers for simplifying healthcare payments.

Provider and payer organizations are becoming more complex

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5 Things You Need to Know About Epic 2016 and Patient Payments

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

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InstaMed Offers the Only PCI P2PE v2.0 Validated Solution in Healthcare

InstaMed’s Healthcare Payments P2PE

PCI-Validated P2PE v2.0

P2PE (point-to-point encryption) is a methodology for securing credit card data by encrypting it from the time a card is swiped or keyed until it reaches a secure endpoint (InstaMed) where it is decrypted. InstaMed customers that collect card payments with P2PE v2.0 reduce their PCI compliance programs and leverage the highest levels of security and compliance possible.

Only solutions listed on the PCI SSC website have been audited and approved by the Council as P2PE

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What Healthcare CIOs Need to Know: An Interview With InstaMed’s Security Experts

With Jeff Lin, Senior Vice President of Product Management; Chris Seib, CTO; Mark Krapels, COO; and Noah Dermer, Security Officer

Security is always top of mind at InstaMed. Since day one, we’ve been committed to delivering the most secure and compliant healthcare payments experience in the industry, and we continue to uphold our reputation as healthcare’s most trusted payments network.

As head of the product team, I work closely with our security team as we develop new products and enhancements for InstaMed

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What Does it Mean to Offer a PCI-Validated P2PE Solution?

Guest blogger: Tim Winston CISSP, CISA, QSA (P2PE)

Many payment vendors claim to offer P2PE (point-to-point encryption) solutions but are not actually PCI-validated. What does it mean to offer a PCI-Validated P2PE Solution Provider? Tim Winston from Coalfire, a PCI SSC Qualified Security Assessor Company, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about P2PE solutions.

What is a QSA (P2PE)?

A QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) Company is recognized by the PCI Council as a qualified assessor of an organization’s adherence to PCI

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