In light of Anthem Inc. recently agreeing to pay the largest HIPAA settlement on record for the Anthem data breach that affected nearly 79 million plan members, providers must get better at controlling who has access to patient data and internal systems. That advice comes from David Harlow, a Boston healthcare lawyer and consultant. “Anthem didn’t do what it’s supposed to do under HIPAA in terms of securing its infrastructure or having appropriately tight access control or doing the risk analysis it should be doing over time,” Harlow said.
Read why David Harlow says that biggest lesson from Anthem healthcare data breach is the need to control who has access to internal systems and patient data on Tech Target.
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