Leading fintech company integrates with telemedicine solution to deliver secure payments for virtual health and wellness visits.

Nashville, TN, September 15, 2020—Sphere, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has teamed up with GenieMD, a global provider of telemedicine solutions, to offer secure payment acceptance through the GenieMD platform.

GenieMD is a HIPAA compliant, cloud based, mobile-first telemedicine platform that features video conferencing, secure text messaging, chronic care management, EMR integration, and now payment processing. Integrating Sphere payment processing technology with the GenieMD platform will facilitate transaction processing without adding barriers to care for patients, while significantly reducing scope for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Benefits of the GenieMD and Sphere integration include:

  • Mobile friendly—the GenieMD iVisit app lets patients locate a physician, complete a clinical visit and pay for the visit from the palm of their hand
  • Compliant—uses a Premium Hosted Payment Page for online payments to separate payment card data from provider environments
  • Secure—supports tokenization for safe recurring payment cycles and batch activity
  • Flexible—features a portal to access customizable reporting, batch transaction uploads, and more

“As telemedicine is now a vital component of health care delivery, we are proud to partner with GenieMD,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere. “Our combined strengths in healthcare and e-commerce alongside GenieMD’s innovative telehealth platform deliver a complete solution for providers of all sizes.”

“GenieMD prides itself on its commitment to offering a fully integrated, turn-key experience to patients, providers and enterprise business partners,” said Soheil Saadat, Ph.D., founder and CEO of GenieMD, Inc. “Our relationship with Sphere expands that capability and reaffirms GenieMD’s best-in-class status in the rapidly growing telehealth vertical.”

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is highly secure and compliant; integrated with their core business software; omnichannel to accept payments anytime, anywhere; and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For news and thought leadership, visit the Sphere Blog.
About GenieMD
GenieMD, Inc. is an award-winning, global provider of telemedicine solutions. It offers a convenient, cost-effective, easily accessible platform to connect patients and providers around the world. Its targeted evidence-based intake questionnaire followed by a secure video consultation makes the process seamless and cost-effective for patients and efficient for providers. Maximizing the potential of cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and mobile technologies, GenieMD is transforming health care to provide the best and fastest care to patients, when they need it most. To learn more about GenieMD, visit www.geniemd.com.

 

Expansion to Denver’s growing tech hub accelerates Sphere’s growth and investment in its technology.

Nashville, TN, August 20, 2020Sphere, Powered by TrustCommerce, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has opened a new office in the Denver area. Located in Westminster, this expansion represents continued growth and investment in its technology operations. The satellite office will house IT professionals who focus on software engineering, customer experience, business analysis and more.

To augment our flagship technology center in Santa Ana, California, the Denver area was a natural choice for Sphere. A growing tech hub, Denver is a top 10 market for technology talent. The location will provide geographic diversity for hiring of IT skillsets as well as availability of experienced payments industry professionals.

Sphere is a technology-forward organization; its end-to-end payment solutions enable clients to securely and flexibly process payments via multiple channels using its own proprietary applications and integrations with third-party software vendors. Further, Sphere’s comprehensive suite of security products, which includes PCI Validated Point to Point Encryption and tokenization, helps clients manage risk, reduce costs, and maintain compliance.

“The expansion into the new Denver facility demonstrates our investment into attracting top talent who will help us continue to drive our product and technology roadmap forward,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere.

Last year, Sphere hired Daryl Seaman to lead its Information Technology group with the primary objective of increasing Sphere’s capability and capacity and continuing to advance its commitment to excellence. Mr. Seaman is a 35-year veteran of the payments industry, having served in executive roles at two of the largest acquirers, First Data Corporation and TSYS.

“Choosing the Denver area was a no-brainer,” said Daryl Seaman, Chief Information Officer of Sphere. “We wanted a location with top technology talent in the payments space in the Mountain Time Zone to work closely with our operations in Santa Ana, CA and Irving, TX. Denver fit the bill perfectly and we can’t wait to further develop the team.”

Sphere has open positions in Information Technology in the Westminster and Santa Ana offices and is excited to accelerate product and technology growth with this location.

 

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For news and thought leadership, visit the Sphere Blog.

 

Sphere and Unified Practice now offer secure, integrated payments solutions to the Holistic Medicine market.

Nashville, TN, July 7, 2020Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has made a strategic investment in Unified Practice, a leading technology company that provides a fully integrated practice management and EHR system within the Holistic Medicine market. This relationship advances Sphere’s broader strategy to expand and deepen its integrated payment solutions within high-growth vertical markets, specifically healthcare.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Unified Practice provides a clinic management system for independent clinics offering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), massage and physical therapy. Their innovative technology gives practices the tools to manage their clinic all in one place. Unified Practice will offer clients Sphere merchant processing and secure gateway, leveraging frictionless boarding to facilitate easy onboarding.

A single source for technology and merchant processing, Sphere’s secure payment platform supports:

  • Card-present and card-not-present transactions
  • Tokenization for secure data storage, card on file, and recurring payments
  • Validated Point to Point Encryption

“Unified Practice’s reputation for providing innovative technology and superior service makes them a natural fit for Sphere,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere. “The combination of Sphere and Unified Practice solutions will deliver a user-friendly and secure payment experience that is highly efficient. We are thrilled to have Unified Practice leverage Sphere’s technology platform.”

“A strategic partnership with Sphere was a no-brainer for us.” Peter Ungureanu, Chief Executive Officer of Unified Practice said. “By combining our innovative technologies, we’re able to provide our clinics with a seamless end-to-end payment processing system that streamlines the checkout process. Unified Practice’s main goal is to make managing clinics as easy as possible for our practitioners and having an integrated payment processor like Sphere in place is an important piece of that goal.”

 

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For news and thought leadership, visit the Sphere Blog.
About Unified Practice
Unified Practice is a technology company that provides a fully integrated clinic management software for TCM practitioners. At its core, Unified Practice builds technology that synchronizes and supports the complex work of Chinese Medicine practitioners from streamlining, scheduling and patient care, to unifying administrative functions and practice management. Designed to work the way practitioners think, Unified Practice understands practitioners’ unique processes to provide the support necessary to harmonize their work lives. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For news and updates, visit the Unified Practice blog.

Solution delivers safe and compliant ways for veterinary practices to take payments via many channels that automatically post to practice management software.  

Nashville, TN, June 18, 2020—Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, and Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, today announced their integrated payments platform called Sikka Payments is now available for the veterinary market.

Sikka Payments joins Sphere’s technology and merchant processing with Sikka Software’s innovative practice solutions to streamline collections and payment acceptance. The solution enables veterinary practices to accept client payments securely from a variety of channels.

As practices are now adapting to accommodate social distancing, the need for flexible, self-service methods for clients to pay is paramount.  Whether in person, online, mobile, text and/or card on file, the innovative Sikka Payments platform delivers safe and compliant ways for vet practices to take payments. These transactions automatically post back to the veterinarian’s compatible practice management software (PiMS) for greater efficiency.

Features include:

  • Flexible modes of payments for the pet parents, including mobile, SMS and web-based, to enable payments on the go.
  • Easy-to-use desktop application that sits next to the PiMS so everything is on a single screen. Payments are posted automatically back to the PiMS in real-time.
  • Supports tokenization and validated point-to-point encryption to enable secure card on file payments and safe transaction processing.
  • Ability to create set it and forget it installment plans. For those who cannot pay in full at the time of service, customized, automatic payment plans can improve collections.
  • Push requests for payments, allowing clients to complete the payment on their phone without the need to come to a waiting room or shared card reader.

“While self-service payments have been on the rise for years, the current environment has greatly accelerated the need to allow customers to pay with their mobile devices.  The work we have done with Sikka has prepared clients to quickly adapt, allowing them to continue to collect payments as interaction within their waiting rooms and front desks has been reduced,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere.

“The payment experience is undergoing fundamental changes for veterinary practices, particularly in the era of social distancing,” said Vijay Sikka, Chief Executive Officer of Sikka Software. “Sikka Payments, powered by Sphere, will provide pet parents with the flexible methods they need to pay their vet bills, and at the same time, automate many of manual processes at the front desk. No solution in the market enables the level of 360-degree integration offered with Sikka Payments.”

To learn more, visit: Sikka Payments for Veterinarians

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is highly secure and compliant, integrated with core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

 

About Sikka Software
Sikka Software is helping to rethink the retail healthcare market using a single API cloud platform with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Focusing on non-physician practices in dentistry, audiology, veterinary, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontic and oral surgery etc., Sikka Software now has over 34,000 practice installations on its platform. These are businesses where the primary skilled worker is also the owner who needs tools to digitize their practice and help them make more real-time, optimized decisions. Sikka Software API and cloud platform connect to 90% of the retail healthcare market including practice management systems and financial software. For more information, please visit https://sikkasoft.com.

Advantages of Adopting Flexible Payment Methods in Healthcare

By Ryne Natzke, Sphere and Vince Martino, Chief Product Officer, VisitPay

PaymentsJournal, a leading payments and banking news and information portal, recently published an article co-authored by Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Healthcare at Sphere and Vince Martino, Chief Product Officer, VisitPay.

Click to read the full article.

Below is an excerpt.

In healthcare, the payment process differs from virtually all other industries in one significant way: patients do not pay for the bulk of the service received themselves because their insurance companies do.

American healthcare consumers have come to expect that their insurers will handle most billing issues with their medical providers. However, the responsibility has started to shift in recent years.  Patients are increasingly paying more of their own medical costs due to rising health insurance deductibles and escalating out-of-pocket expenses.  This year, for example, individuals with commercial insurance will be responsible for 20% to 35% of the cost of the healthcare they receive. For hospitals and health systems, this means that 20% to 35% of their total revenue must now be collected directly from the consumer. …

Gives software vendors the power of accepting payments via many channels through one single integration.

Nashville, TN, April 8, 2020—Sphere, Powered by TrustCommerce, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has launched a Hosted Multi-Channel Payment suite. This solution gives software vendors the power of accepting payments via multiple channels through one simple integration.

The ability to accept payments within a  Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is essential. With consumer demand for anytime, anywhere payments, Sphere has developed a Hosted Multi-Channel Payment Suite with one of the simplest integrations on the market. One integration into our robust hosted payment form connects independent software vendors (ISVs) to many payment acceptance channels: countertop EMV, call center/back office, and traditional online/ecommerce transactions. These solutions are highly customizable, ensuring branding continuity and a seamless user experience. A full sandbox environment is available as well as sample code assistance.

Using a hosted model, sensitive payment data stays out of software vendor environments, helping to protect transactions and reduce PCI scope. To help further mitigate risk and exposure, the Hosted Multi-Channel Payments Suite supports PCI Validated Point-to-Point Encryption.

Security features include:

  • Tokenization for recurring and subscription payments
  • Validated Point to Point Encryption
  • Velocity controls to reduce fraudulent activity
  • Recaptcha

Because Sphere is a gateway and merchant services provider, we are a single source for payments, reducing moving parts and avoiding potential points of interference.

“No other platform gives software vendors more choice, less development effort, and greater opportunities for immediate revenue,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere.

“With decades of experience working with developers and integration partners, the TrustCommerce Gateway offers a wide range of products and integration methods,” said Curtis Bauer, Chief Product Officer of Sphere. “Our new Hosted Multi-Channel Payments Suite represents a revolutionary next step in the evolution of hosted payments.”

To learn more, read the product fact sheet.

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For news and thought leadership, visit the Sphere Blog.

The Nilson Report, a leading publication covering payment systems worldwide, recently published an article on Sphere’s integration with VisitPay.

Click to read the full article.

Below is an excerpt.

Text to Pay in Healthcare

In 2000, the out-of-pocket expense for medical services received by workers with employer-provided health insurance ranged from 2.5% to 5% of the yearly total. In 2020, individuals with employer-provided or private insurance will be responsible for 20% to 35% of the cost of the healthcare they receive. For providers of healthcare, particularly hospitals connected to physician groups and a full range of related service providers, this means that 20% to 35% of their total revenue must be collected directly from the consumer.

Managing payments for large integrated healthcare providers is the business of VisitPay, formed 10 years ago by former Capital One credit card executives. Its software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based VisitPay platform is provided on a white-label basis at the website of the healthcare provider. It combines charges from hospitals and physician groups to present a single invoice to the patient, minus any payments covered by insurance companies.

Solution enables health systems to meet consumer expectations for mobile payments while complementing EMR functionality.

Nashville, TN, February 27, 2020Sphere, Powered By TrustCommerce, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced a new collaboration with VisitPay, the leader in patient financial engagement. Together, they have launched a mobile payments solution called Text to Pay, which offers healthcare providers the ability to securely offer and accept patient payments through text messages. This innovative solution complements existing payment channels already in place to give patients an additional, convenient way to pay their healthcare bills.

Offering mobile-enabled tools for patients to manage and self-service their medical expenses is essential for healthcare providers. With the rise of high-deductible health plans and co-pays, patients today are responsible for a greater percentage of their healthcare bills. Further, consumers’ perceptions of their healthcare experience are heavily influenced by the level of transparency and convenience provided by the billing experience. People manage their lives through their mobile devices and healthcare is no different. Consumers expect to manage their healthcare needs anywhere, anytime.

Consumers are already demonstrating their preference for mobile channels. Up to 60 percent of VisitPay platform logins are now made through a mobile device, and rapid adoption of this new Text to Pay solution is expected. “Our patients are looking for mobile payment solutions,” commented Mike Weed, senior vice president of financial operations at INTEGRIS Health. “It is important that healthcare financial leaders meet consumer expectations for a contemporary financial experience.”

To meet this demand, Text to Pay combines Sphere’s leading secure payments platform with VisitPay’s patient-centric expertise in a first of a kind solution to enable health systems to take payments over SMS without exposing any sensitive card or patient information, and utilizing a card token already collected from the patient. Without needing to download another app, consumers can pay single visits or multiple visits at a time, using credit, debit, or ACH. Payments are posted automatically to the corresponding visit in the billing system, ensuring convenience and efficiency for the provider revenue cycle team.

“Through our partnership with Sphere we can help health systems offer convenient and secure payment channels to their patients,” said Kent Ivanoff, chief executive officer of VisitPay. “Mobile access to the VisitPay platform already exceeds traditional desktop usage in some regions of the US. Text to Pay is an important solution for health systems looking to meet consumers where they are, without disrupting the core EMR environment.”

“As the payments ecosystem continues to expand and extend to new frontiers, security has to be first and foremost,” said Anthony Lucatuorto, chief revenue officer of Sphere. “We have deep experience working within EHRs like Epic and are excited to offer this complementary solution that will help our clients by integrating with their existing platform in a secure and compliant way.”

Sphere and VisitPay serve many of the most recognized large, integrated health systems composed of acute facilities, ambulatory service, and every physician specialty. VisitPay’s clients represent a total of $60 billion in annual net patient revenue.

Visit booth #2488 to see the Text to Pay demo during HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, March 9-13, 2020 in Orlando.

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For news and thought leadership, visit the Sphere Blog.
About VisitPay
Founded in 2010, VisitPay is the leader in patient financial engagement. The company’s cloud-based platform is used by the nation’s largest and most innovative health systems to deliver transparency, choice and control to patients managing healthcare payments and transactions. Through VisitPay, patients can access a comprehensive accounting of their financial obligations, as well as critical health plan and healthcare information, via a health system-branded portal. VisitPay’s proprietary analytics tailor consistent and fully compliant financing options that meet the unique needs of patients and their families, creating a simplified billing experience that drives both higher payment rates and improved patient satisfaction scores. VisitPay’s investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Flare Capital Partners and Ascension Ventures. For more information about VisitPay, visit www.visitpay.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit our Company Blog to access case studies, thought leadership and news.

Sphere is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Mark, Director of Compliance and Security at Sphere will present an informative webinar on data privacy for Qgiv, leading provider of fundraising technology.

In this webinar, Dr. Mark will share practical strategies to help non-profit organizations keep donor data safe. You will learn:

  • The ins and outs of current data privacy laws, such as GDPR and CPPA, and what they mean for nonprofits
  • How to protect your organization’s reputation with proactive privacy policies
  • Tips for ensuring everyone—including volunteers—is up to speed on data protection

Join this webinar to learn how to keep your organization (and your donors!) safe.

The webinar takes place February 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Register today!

Nashville, TN, December 4, 2019—Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced a new integration with Sikka Software, the leading API cloud platform and application marketplace for the retail healthcare community. Together, they have launched a new payments platform called Sikka Payments, which integrates Sphere technology and merchant processing for a complete solution that spans the full payment lifecycle.

With this powerful alliance, dental practices can accept patient payments from a variety of channels, all seamlessly integrated to their practice management system. Whether in person, online, mobile or card on file, the innovative Sikka Payments platform delivers safe and compliant ways for dental practices to take payments without disrupting business operations.

Serving more than 34,000 practices, Sikka aims to improve operational efficiency through its API enabled marketplace, including the new Sikka Payments platform. Their API and cloud platform connects to 90% of the retail healthcare market, including practice management systems and financial software.

Sphere’s developer-friendly payment solutions facilitate omni-channel payments in a way that is highly secure and scalable. Designed for ease of integration, our payment solutions:

  • Support card-present and card-not-present transactions
  • Are secure and compliant, supporting validated point to point encryption and tokenization
  • Provide a single source for technology and merchant processing

“We are excited to join forces with Sikka on this comprehensive platform for healthcare,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere. “With their award-winning API and deep healthcare experience, Sikka is a natural fit, aligning with our expertise in healthcare software and financial technology.”

“Sphere continues to extend its reach within the healthcare vertical,” said Andrew Rueff, Executive Chairman of Sphere. “Together with Sikka, we are able to provide our secure, robust integration to a new market segment while leveraging our expertise in healthcare.”

“Patients demand more options in how they pay their healthcare providers, such as dentists and veterinarians. Doctors are interested in reducing the time and errors inherent in payment acceptance, with an eye to lower costs. Integrated with Sphere, we are now able to deliver this valuable payment solution to the tens of thousands of practices that rely on the Sikka platform,” said Vijay Sikka, Chief Executive Officer of Sikka Software.

For more information on Sphere, please visit http://www.spherecommerce.com.

 

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized verticals markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is: highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Connect with us on Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About Sikka Software
Sikka Software is helping to rethink the retail healthcare market using a single API cloud platform with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Focusing on non-physician practices in dentistry, audiology, veterinary, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontic and oral surgery etc., Sikka Software now has over 34,000 practice installations on its platform. These are businesses where the primary skilled worker is also the owner who needs tools to digitize their practice and help them make more real-time, optimized decisions. Sikka Software API and cloud platform connect to 90% of the retail healthcare market including practice management systems and financial software. For more information, please visit https://sikkasoft.com.

As Council’s Newest Participating Organization Sphere to Contribute to The Development of PCI Security Standards 

Nashville, TN, November 25, 2019 — Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization. Sphere will work with the PCI SSC to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards.

The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process and preventing, detecting and mitigating criminal attacks and breaches.

“We have tremendous respect for the work of the PCI SSC, and for the organizations that have worked to continuously evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to meet the changing threat landscape encountered within the payments system,” said Dr. Heather Mark, Ph.D., Director of Compliance and Security at Sphere.  “I’m excited that Sphere is joining their effort to further the protection of payment account data.”

As a Participating Organization, Sphere adds its voice to the standards development process and will collaborate with a growing community of more than 800 Participating Organizations to improve payment security worldwide. Sphere will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council and share cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual PCI Community Meetings.

“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, PCI Security Standards and resources help organizations secure payment data and prevent, detect and mitigate attacks that can lead to costly data breaches,” said Mauro Lance, Chief Operating Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, Sphere demonstrates they are playing an active part in improving payment security globally by helping drive awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards.”

“We are excited to demonstrate Sphere’s commitment to security and compliance through our participation in the PCI SSC.  Through our participation, we hope to be able to work towards a safer, more secure payments ecosystem, which serves to benefit us all,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere.

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About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Connect with the PCI Council on LinkedIn. Join the conversation on Twitter @PCISSC. Subscribe to the PCI Perspectives Blog.
About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is: highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Connect with us on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

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Together, Sphere and RMS will allow for a more complete view of the revenue cycle, including health plan and patient-level payment data.

Nashville, TN, November 7, 2019Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, has partnered with Revenue Management Solutions (RMS), the leading technology-based healthcare remittance automation platform, allowing RMS to provide a comprehensive payment platform spanning across payer and patient payments.

RMS simplifies the complete revenue cycle by automating remittance management and eliminating manual processes. This solution scales to fit the unique needs of any healthcare provider from a single-doctor practice to a multi-facility hospital system. Trusted by more than 40 commercial banking partners and 1,000 providers, RMS solutions save time, reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The combination of the Sphere payment platform and RMS will greatly enhance remittance processing by allowing for a more complete view of patient revenue that includes both health plan and patient-level transaction data. Through dashboard and reporting tools, users will benefit from a clearer picture of health plan, patient payments, the payments breakdown, and other valuable insights.

With deep integrations into popular Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, the Sphere payment platform delivers broad payment acceptance functionality that is highly secure, compliant, and scalable.

“RMS has a long established track record in solving the complex challenges of healthcare remittance processing,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere.  “With relationships with top financial institutions and other large health systems, we are pleased to partner with RMS.”

“At high velocity, Sphere is expanding our strategic partnerships to include more of the healthcare revenue cycle,” said Andrew Rueff, Executive Chairman of Sphere. “As patient out of pocket expenses increase and become a greater part of healthcare providers’ revenue, solutions that provide consolidated financial information are critical. Our combined solution with RMS achieves this goal and much more.”

“Sphere’s commitment to providing secure, integrated payment processes allows us to expand our offerings to our healthcare and financial customers alike while maintaining the sacred trust we have earned,” said Scott Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of RMS.  “We are very excited to partner with Sphere to help shape the new payment experience from that of a patient to a customer in the healthcare market.”

For more information on Sphere, please visit http://www.spherecommerce.com.

 

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About Sphere
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized vertical markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is: highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
About RMS
Founded in 2006, and based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, RMS is the leading technology-based healthcare remittance automation platform tool available in the market. Currently used by more than 1,000 acute care, revenue cycle management, dental and pharmacy clients, RMS allows healthcare providers, outsourcers and facilities to optimize the remittance matching, reconciliation, and management processes. The Company, which processes nearly 14 million transactions each month, offers its technology-driven solutions both directly to customers and through established channel relationships with leading financial institutions throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit https://www.rmsweb.com/.