Healthcare Data Breaches on the Rise

It is no secret that cyber thieves love to target the healthcare industry. Recent reports show that healthcare is now the most heavily attacked field, even above the highly reported large-retailer breaches as well as breaches within the financial services sector. Described as the year of the healthcare data breach, 2015 saw 253 healthcare data breaches, with 1 in 3 Americans affected – that is approximately 112 million records stolen with a price tag of $5.6 billion in damages.

PCI-Validated P2PE for Healthcare Payment Processing

Bluefin Payment Systems specializes in PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for the healthcare industry. Validated by the PCI Security Standards Council, Bluefin’s P2PE suite of solutions ensure that credit card information is encrypted at the Point of Interaction (POI), so that is cannot be read/decrypted at any point within the healthcare organization’s network.

Bluefin offers P2PE and tokenization with payment processing through our PayConex Platform or PCI-validated P2PE as a stand-alone solution without payment processing through our P2PE partners, including Epic Systems, OnPlan Health and Intelligent Contacts.

PCI’s Bluefin P2PE Healthcare Case Study

Read PCI’s healthcare case study on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s implementation of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution throughout their 45 locations in Georgia.

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Bluefin PCI-validated P2PE through our Healthcare Partners
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The Interconnectivity of Healthcare Devices

From the trend toward Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR), to monitoring of electronic devices remotely, to even the consumer FitBit, it’s evident that next generation healthcare transmission and storage of data will all be online.

And the trend in healthcare payment systems is mirroring these initiatives. Today, it’s not uncommon to be handed a mobile tablet at your doctor’s office to fill out your patient information – and to swipe your credit card on the tablet device for your co-pay. Bluefin provides everything your office needs to process payments, from ACH/Credit/Debit and recurring payments, backed by our secure “card on file” solution, to patient portal payment pages and call center payments through our secure virtual terminal or stand-alone POS solutions, to our mobile iOS phone and tablet healthcare payment system.

Integrated Healthcare Payment Processing at the Forefront

Another major trend in healthcare is integrating payment processing into major software platforms, making it seamless to accept, record and track patient payments in one interface. Through our PayConex Platform, ISV and SaaS healthcare software providers can enable their clients to collect patient payments at the point of care, eliminate posting errors with automated payment entry, and create recurring payment plans using our Card on File feature, which reduces collection efforts and improves payment workflow.

Crucial to our integrated platform solution is the ability for software providers to offer their clients state of the art security in payment acceptance with our PCI-validated P2PE solution and tokenization. We work with healthcare software providers in a variety of industries, including dental, orthodontics, vision care, veterinary medicine, emergency medicine, pathology, radiology, obstetrics and cardiology, as well as general practitioners.