And while two new legal battles related to the breach incident begin to play out in federal courts, some experts say the case is offering early lessons to covered entities and business associates about the importance of good vendor management practices.”This current litigation playing out between Aetna and its contractors should serve as the poster child for why healthcare organizations need to have sound vendor management practices,” says privacy attorney David Holtzman, vice president of compliance at security consultancy CynergisTek.

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