End-to-end integrated payments solution, Sphere, which is powered by TrustCommerce, recently revealed that it has teamed up with VisitPay, a financial engagement platform developer for healthcare customers. Both firms said they will be introducing a mobile payments platform, Text to Pay, which gives healthcare service providers the option to offer and accept patient payments via a secure system that uses text messages to facilitate transactions.
Mike Weed, senior VP of financial operations at INTEGRIS Health, remarked:
“Our patients are looking for mobile payment solutions. It is important that healthcare financial leaders meet consumer expectations for a contemporary financial experience.”
The new payment system, Text to Pay, uses Sphere’s software and VisitPay’s patient-focused expertise to allow healthcare service providers to accept payments via SMS text without having to share payment card details or patient information. The new system uses a card token that has been collected from all patients. It allows users to pay for single or multiple doctor visits with one simple transaction, which can be settled using credit or debit cards, or ACH.
Kent Ivanoff, CEO at VisitPay, stated:
“Through our partnership with Sphere we can help health systems offer convenient and secure payment channels to their patients. 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.”