Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera commented on data breaches in the healthcare industry in an article examining the $115 million Anthem settlement related to a 2015 data breach. “Health-care data is particularly vulnerable because it ordinarily includes much more detailed personal information, which may remain unchanged and therefore vulnerable at some future date, unlike a credit card or account number that can be canceled or changed,” Lisa said. In order to be good stewards of patient data, “health-care companies need to continuously review and update their system protections, including training, monitoring, testing, and devoting sufficient resources for their information security,” Lisa added.

The full article, “Anthem Class Suit Highlights Data Breach Risks,” was published by Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Resource Center on June 28, 2017, and is available online.