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Bluefin and Clearwave Partner for PCI-Validated P2PE

April 11, 2017         By: Mike Dautner

Bluefin Payment Systems, the leading provider of PCI-validated P2PE solutions for healthcare, education, and retail, recently announced a new partnership with Clearwave, an industry leader in patient registration and insurance verification for healthcare organizations.

The two entities have come together to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution to Clearwave clients through Clearwave’s self-service medical check-in system.

Clearwave’s innovative patient check-in and payment system enables healthcare organizations to drastically increase workflow, speedup the check-in process, and increase patient engagement, leading to improved patient satisfaction.

Based on the research conducted by Clearwave’s, patients spend an average of 21 minutes in healthcare waiting rooms that do not use self-service check-in software. As of now, patient check-in registration times were reduced to just under three minutes for clients using the Clearwave system.

As a result of the partnership, Bluefin will offer its PCI-validated P2PE solution for patient co-payments on the Clearwave check-in system. The company’s PCI-validated P2PE solution secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device, stopping clear text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware.

“PCI-validated P2PE is an extremely important solution for healthcare organizations because they are a prime target for hackers,” said Greg Cornwell, SVP, Security Solutions. “In 2016 alone, there were 1,093 data breaches and 43.6% of these breaches were in medical/healthcare, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Clearwave serves major healthcare and medical offices across the U.S. and we applaud their commitment to securing patient payment data with PCI-validated P2PE.”

“Our company is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to healthcare organizations that benefit payers, providers and patients with efficiencies in waiting times and more convenient payment options,” said Brian Stone, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwave. “PCI-validated P2PE aligns perfectly with our commitment of providing state of the art technology solutions to our clients. We are very pleased to partner with Bluefin to roll out this security offering to our base of providers.”