White paper addresses payment card security for healthcare


Coalfire Systems, a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Payment Application – Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) company, has released a white paper with InstaMed, a Healthcare Payments Network.

The whitepaper confirms how InstaMed solutions reduce PCI scope for healthcare organizations under PCI DSS 3.X. 

As part of the white paper, Coalfire offers its assessment and validation of the security of InstaMed’s healthcare payment solutions for new use cases, including eCommerce Payments, NFC/EMV point of sale transactions, and mobile payments, such as Apple Pay.

“Our mission is to deliver the knowledge that organizations need in order to meet the highest levels of payment card security,” said Kennet Westby, president of Coalfire. “We conducted technical lab testing and forensic analysis of InstaMed’s healthcare payments solution, including web-based computers and mobile devices, and have validated its security and effectiveness. When properly deployed, InstaMed’s solutions have the most effective data security controls available in healthcare today.”

Bill Marvin, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of InstaMed, added: “Compliance is among our highest priorities at InstaMed. Protecting cardholder data is crucial to the success of health plans and healthcare providers. 

“Our payment solutions are independently certified and audited at the highest level for PCI compliance, enabling our customers to reduce the risks associated with handling card data through encrypted card readers and EMV. We are pleased that Coalfire has validated our efforts.”

Bill Marvin, PCI, PA-QSA, InstaMed, Coalfire Systems, US