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U.S. Healthcare Systems Look to Salucro for PCI-Validated, Point-to-Point Encrypted Payment Solutions

By Natalie Moore / October 11, 2018

As patient out-of-pocket costs continue to rise and healthcare providers look to evolve their collection technology platforms, hospitals and healthcare systems across the US are prioritizing Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions to help improve payment security and PCI compliance. Salucro’s P2PE Solution has been validated by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC), for having met the stringent requirements defined by the PCI SSC Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Standard version 2.0 and has been listed on the PCI SCC website. Designed to meet the needs of healthcare organizations of all sizes, the Salucro P2PE Solution ensures that sensitive credit card data passing through a healthcare provider’s network is encrypted at all times and allows the provider’s PCI compliance team to utilize a significantly simplified Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). The Salucro P2PE...

Salucro Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification and HITRUST Certification of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Manage Risk, Improve Security and Meet Compliance Needs

By Natalie Moore / October 1, 2018

Salucro, a healthcare technology company with an exclusive focus on patient payments, continues to deliver innovative payment solutions with best-in-class security features to the healthcare provider market by announcing today the Salucro Payment Platform and its supporting infrastructure (the “Payment Platform”) has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that Salucro’s Payment Platform has met key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Salucro in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls. “Accepting patient payments in today’s complex healthcare environment...

Patient payment transactions: A confluence of security and compliance considerations

By Natalie Moore / June 16, 2017

Patient payment transactions: A confluence of security and compliance considerations » The patient payment transaction is an often underestimated source of confusion and under-compliance. » Breaches or weak safeguards in patient payment systems can affect millions of individuals over a short amount of time. » Security requirements relating to patient payments come from a variety of sources, including HIPAA and PCI DSS. » Network segmentation, encryption, and outsourcing are attractive solutions to minimize liability for a healthcare provider. » A healthy compliance program will involve familiarity with the applicable privacy and security obligations as well as industry solutions to reduce exposure to liability. Ken Briggs (kbriggs@salucro.com) is Vice President of Legal Affairs at Salucro Healthcare Solutions, LLC in Phoenix, AZ. Overlapping  compliance considerations The healthcare industry has recently seen a...

The 5 Step Survival Guide: Recovering from a HIPAA Breach

By Abby Norman / April 1, 2015

We are pleased to introduce Abby Norman as part of our Leadership Series, Forward: Patient Data Security. Ms. Norman is a healthcare blogger and a Content Development Consultant at BMH Healthcare Solutions. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post and recommended by Time Magazine, Alternet and NPR. Follow her on Twitter, @abbyexplains. If you find yourself in the midst of a HIPAA breach, your first instinct might be to panic, but you need not. While a security breach of any kind is a high stress event, keeping cool headed and following tried and true HIPAA breach recovery protocols will help you avoid further trouble down the line. Step #1: Understand HIPAA Breaches. What defines a HIPAA breach? Any release of information protected under HIPAA that violates the protection...

ACO Data and Public Health Improvements by the Numbers

By Kaleigh Moore / March 23, 2015

We are pleased to introduce Kaleigh Moore in this special Healthcare Executive career edition of Forward. Ms. Moore is the co-founder of Lumen, helping business grow both their brands and their business. Her background is in digital content strategy. Follow her on Twitter, @kaleighf. One question many healthcare leaders are asking themselves is, “What do the numbers show about ACOs?” Questions about their financial viability are still floating around the healthcare industry, so today, we wanted to dive into the statistics and look at what early indicators are saying about Accountable Care Organizations. ACO Data: Early Findings Healthcare Affairs recently released information on their findings concerning ACO data collected over 2012 and 2013. A few highlights include: -Providers with less than 8,000 beneficiaries seemed to see a reduction in spending-Smaller, physician-led ACOs were more...

What are data breaches costing Healthcare? And 7 more questions to ask…

By Abby Norman / March 16, 2015

We are pleased to introduce Abby Norman as part of our new Leadership Series, Forward: Patient Data Security. Ms. Norman is a healthcare blogger and a Content Development Consultant at BMH Healthcare Solutions. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post and recommended by Time Magazine, Alternet and NPR. Follow her on Twitter, @abbyexplains. Did you know the healthcare industry spends more than $6B annually on data breaches? In the wake of the Anthem breach, which put 800,000 subscribers at risk, hospitals nationwide have their ears perked up to establish a first-line defense against data breaches. Individual Firms Spend At Least $1M Annually On the larger scale of things, the overall economic impact is around $30.9 billion annually, and individual firms can expect to send at least $1 million...

Are your computers putting your HIPAA compliance at risk?

By Natalie Moore / April 30, 2014

As of April 8th 2014, Microsoft ended security updates and patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. What does this mean for Healthcare providers? Windows XP users will no longer receive security updates, non-security fixes, or support; lowering performance levels and leaving computers exposed to hacks and cyber attacks. It means that having a Windows XP computer on your network will be an automatic HIPAA violation, also making your facility non-compliant with Meaningful Use. Is your facility covered? (more…)

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