An unexpected integration of Apple technology into healthcare has been announced. InstaMed has announced the integration of Apple Pay into their healthcare payment system. InstaMed is a healthcare payments network serving healthcare providers. InstaMed identifies that consumer preferences are driving the evolution and expansion of payment options in the healthcare industry. Healthcare consumers can pay their co-pays and outstanding balances using Apple Pay at the check-out desk at a hospital or provider’s office, or within a mobile app that a hospital or provider’s office uses to communicate with their patients. InstaMed also notes that health insurance consumers can pay their premiums and patient responsibility payments using Apple Pay with the insurance carrier’s mobile app.
An online article on CIO indicates that the integration of Apple Pay in healthcare is being promoted as an integration of meaningful use.
InstaMed identifies that the security and privacy at the core of Apple Pay makes it a natural for healthcare consumer payments.
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