Healthcare Finance News: Mobile Payment Apps Offer Opportunities and Risks for Doctors

December 10 2013:

Paul Cerrato of Healthcare Finance News quotes Tatiana Melnik in a story addressing the risks and benefits of mobile payment apps in the healthcare industry.

Some physician and other medical practices have embraced the option of accepting payment through mobile devices using technologies such as Square and PayPal Here. But, these devices also pose some risks.

"Smaller medical practices donít necessarily have the proper security controls in place," said Tatiana Melnik, JD, an Tampa, Fla., attorney with expertise in healthcare IT and data privacy. "When you are looking at financial data, there are a number of federal and state rules that you have to comply with."

Healthcare Finance News, published online at - Read the full article here: Mobile Payment Apps Offer Opportunities and Risks for Doctors - The technology may offer more benefit to doctors who make house calls than those who work in-house

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