What it Means
Though PCI DSS will help keep your network secure and limit physical access to your patients’ credit card data, you will need to take other measures to protect your enterprise from fraud. It is safe to assume that, as PCI makes card-present fraud more difficult, data from online transactions will become more susceptible to hacking. Criminals who understand the high value of payment information will never stop trying to overcome the hurdles we put in place.
Why it Matters
In 2017, 374 healthcare data breaches compromised over 5 million records. In fact, healthcare payment systems are one of the top targets for cyber thieves. But online theft is only one type of fraud. Even something as simple as an employee losing a business laptop can put sensitive information in the hands of thieves.
Losing patient information to theft or hacking can be an extremely costly proposition, not only financially but in the critical areas of reputation management and patient relationships. While it can take some time and expense to assure the security of your patients’ data, the benefits will far outweigh the cost.
What We Can Do
Rectangle Health specializes in safety and security for healthcare enterprises & medical payment data security. We offer basic protections such as address verification, as well as the most advanced technologies to ensure maximum protection for practices of all sizes.
What You Should Do
As healthcare technology evolves, maintaining security becomes increasingly essential. Some things to look for: