Explore the Advantages of a Centralized Payments Platform Health systems rely on their electronic health records (EHR) systems such as Epic to serve as the backbone of the patient care they deliver–supporting clinical, operational and revenue cycle workflows. Patients are seeking a better healthcare experience and their expectations are changing. Adopting new APIs and digital

With the acquisition of Health iPASS in December of 2020, Sphere is placing a greater focus on leveraging their payment capabilities for the benefit of healthcare providers. Health iPASS is committed to creating better patient check-ins for better provider revenue, strengthened by the end-to-end patient payment support offered by Sphere. Health iPASS gets practices paid

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In a recent episode of The Tate Chronicles on HealthcareNOW radio, Jim Tate talks to Ryne Natzke, VP of Strategic Accounts and Healthcare at Sphere. They discuss the current healthcare payments environment and the addition of Health iPASS to the Sphere family of patient engagement and payment solutions. The Tate Chronicles cover the frontline of

This is a guest post from Vincent Martino, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of  VisitPay. In this Q&A, Vincent Martino shares how VisitPay helps simplify and consolidate the patient experience. He also discusses the value of choosing a technology compatible with Sphere to ensure your organization continues to manage a single, integrated experience. Why are

Sphere recently sat down with its own Andrew Immerman, Senior Vice President of Technology to answer questions asked regularly by software vendors when choosing a payments platform with which to integrate. Mr. Immerman leverages over 20 years of experience in the development, deployment, coordination and operation of quality-driven, mission-critical technologies. Sphere: Why use a gateway

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Health systems have been hard hit by the economic impact of COVID-19. Unfortunately, bad debt will rise for providers as patients prioritize their bills, oftentimes putting medical bills last. Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Healthcare at Sphere joined Vince Martino, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder at VisitPay to discuss 3 ways to

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This is a guest post by Barnard Crespi, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Datatel. Datatel is integrated with Sphere for secure payment acceptance via Datatel’s IVR solutions. Learn how IVR Payment Solutions Can Help Healthcare Providers Relieve the Stress on Staffing and Business Operations Caused By the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the

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As government, city and other civic agencies enact restrictions on businesses in an effort to safeguard the public and prevent the spread of germs, exceptions have been granted for what most are calling essential businesses or essential jobs. Examples include grocery stores, medical offices, postal services, childcare or senior care centers, transportation providers and more.   While these businesses and service providers remain open to patrons, it’s

By Dr. Heather Mark, CCEP The complex puzzle of PCI DSS compliance can be made more challenging for merchants when they introduce the wide variety of service providers that they use in order to service their customers.  Increasingly, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are working to simplifying their merchants’ burdens by introducing integrated payment functionality.  In essence,

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We recently sat down with Curtis Bauer, Sphere Chief Product Officer, to learn about an innovative new product, Hosted Multi-Channel Payment Suite. This solution gives software vendors the power of accepting payments via many channels through one single integration. Q1: You recently launched a hosted payments product suite for software vendors, what sparked the solution? Bauer:

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In our new series, Small Business Huddle, the Sphere team shares insights and tips that help small to medium sized businesses stay ahead of the game. In times like these, small businesses must quickly and efficiently adapt the ways they sell their goods and services. In a broad effort to protect the public, we have seen so many industries affected by government, city and

This is a guest post from the team at VisitPay. See how Sphere and VisitPay enable health systems to meet consumer expectations through Text to Pay.  In this Q&A, Vincent Martino, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of  VisitPay, talks about the impact of the partnership on the patient financial experience. Why is it important to

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