Bluefin Releases New Healthcare P2PE Case Study

June 6, 2017         By: Mike Dautner

Bluefin Payment Systems, the leading provider of PCI-Validated P2PE payment solutions for retail, healthcare, and higher education, today released a case study featuring partner Curve Dental and their client, The Dentist Group, on the importance of integrating practice management and encrypted payment solutions for healthcare.

U.S. healthcare is constantly in a state of flux, as if you didn’t already know. In 2015 alone, the U.S. healthcare system spent $3.2 trillion, $10,000 for every person, and government economists predict that national health spending will grow by 5.8 percent each year on average for the next decade.

As the healthcare market continues to grow, so too will the threat of data breaches.

The unprecedented growth and accompanying breach risk has created a demand for new software solutions that can mix well and combine practice management technology, which enables offices to properly manage their business and their patients, with secure payment processing that keeps patient payment data safe from hackers.

The case study examines the successful implementation of integrated practice management solution Curve Hero by Curve Dental and Bluefin Payment Systems’ PCI-validated P2PE payment solution by The Dentist Group in SanFran, created by Dr. Josh Berd, DDS.

“Security is always at the forefront of everything done in dentistry. We have HIPAA regulations to consider, a lot of personal and health data that we store on our patients, as well as patient billing information on file, so security is always something we stay on top of and one of the things most vital to running a successful practice.” Dr. Josh Berd, DDS, The Dentist Group.

“Our customers expect their technology partners to act upon the news of massive credit card theft incidents to strengthen current payment processes,” says Curve Dental CMO Andy Jensen. “Incorporating Bluefin’s security features into our management software, such as point-to-point encryption, provides an additional level of security to keep credit card information safe. A dental patient is, first and foremost, entrusting their oral health to the doctor, but also trusts the doctor has taken the necessary actions to secure their payment information. Bluefin helps our customers remain focused on oral health by knowing Bluefin and Curve Dental remain focused on data security.”