5 Security Topics to Carry Into 2020

By Noah Dermer, Security Officer, InstaMed 
Twitter: @InstaMed
Twitter: @NoahDermer

As we enter a new year, many of us set out to make resolutions hoping to spark positive change. Change can be good, but in some cases, it isn’t always needed. When it comes to security and compliance, there are some topics that will stay true no matter what year it is. Let’s take a look at five topics that healthcare organizations should keep top of mind in 2020.

1. Myth vs Facts: Two Healthcare Payment Trends Debunked
When new technologies and methodologies enter the healthcare payments industry, they can create quite the buzz. In this post, I decided to debunk two myths I’d been hearing a lot about in the industry. Read on to get the facts about credit checks and contactless payments in healthcare and how the information you’ve been hearing might be inaccurate.

2. What Healthcare Payment Security Experts Are Wishing For This Season
What could be better than a security wish list? In this post, I decided to reach out and see what five healthcare payment security experts are wishing for this season. Their answers ranged from two-factor authentication in all hospitals in the country to increasing self-service payment plans. As you start creating your security plan for 2020, be sure to see what the experts are saying.

3. Chip Is In, Swipe Is Almost Out: Why EMV Continues to Grow
We’ve come a far way since the EMV fraud liability shift went into effect more than four years ago in October 2015. Since then, swiping cards has almost become a thing of the past. In this post, I took a look back at the impact of the EMV fraud liability shift on the healthcare industry and discussed what the payment industry still has left to do to make EMV a standard.

4. Hold the Phone! Is Your Call Center Protected?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have been asked for your credit card information over the phone? Phone calls present a point of vulnerability for cardholder data that healthcare organizations may be missing. But that’s where InstaMed VoIP Protection comes in. Read this post to learn more about InstaMed VoIP Protection and how you can protect your call center.

5. Facebook, Yelp, Grubhub… What Do They All Have in Common and What Can They Teach Healthcare?
InstaMed was founded in 2004 and so was Facebook, Gmail, Yelp and Grubhub. What can each of these different companies teach healthcare? Read this post to see how their technology has impacted consumerism and security in healthcare including how consumers don’t want multiple logins and why a digital wallet is so important.

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This article was originally published on InstaMed and is republished here with permission.