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What Piece of the Security Pie Are You Most Thankful For?

Thanksgiving not only marks the start of the holiday season – it’s also a time to reflect on what you’re most thankful for. As a security officer, I am thankful for all the payment technology that helps prevent data breaches in healthcare and that make processing payments secure and convenient. I can pay where I want, how I want and when I want, all with confidence that my information is protected.

What piece of the security pie are you thankful for

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Here Are the Certifications to Look for When Selecting a Payment Vendor

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

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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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True Availability – Part 2: Cloud Protection

Guest Blogger: Chris Seib, Co-Founder & CTO, InstaMed

Last week, I highlighted some common oversights by businesses when leveraging a private cloud that increase the risk of long-term data outages, and detailed the best practices and tips to use in discussions with current or potential vendor partners in order to protect your business. Below is Part 2 of this post, focusing on disaster recovery, business continuity and security.

Disaster Recovery

Even with high degrees of local redundancy in a private cloud data center,

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Electronic Payments: 4 Requirements to Integrate EFT with ERA

Healthcare reform is a major factor driving change in payer-to-provider payments, including the medical loss ratio (MLR) requirement in PPACA. To reduce administrative costs and meet the MLR mandate, payers are implementing more efficient payment delivery methods. One such method is the offering of ERA/EFT, which combines both the payment and the healthcare payment information to enable provider funding, posting and reconciliation. While many payers have been sending providers ERAs (electronic remittance advice) for years, it’s time for payers to

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