HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Learn about Dash HIPAA compliant hosting and requirements for specific administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.

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What Is HIPAA Compliant Host?

When building healthcare applications, websites, and other services that utilize patient data or protected health information (PHI), organizations must comply with HIPAA regulations. Selecting a HIPAA hosting provider is the first step to building a HIPAA compliant application. HIPAA compliant hosts provide servers and infrastructure that can be utilized with PHI.

Does Using HIPAA Hosting Make My Organization HIPAA Compliant?

Just using a HIPAA hosting provider does not automatically make your organization HIPAA compliant. Organizations must implement appropriate administrative and technical safeguards for ensuring compliance standards. Most HIPAA compliant hosting providers offer infrastructure that addresses HIPAA physical safeguards. Organizations may build healthcare solutions on this infrastructure but must be sure to develop applications that follow HIPAA administrative and technical standards. This means that organizations must have administrative policies in place and implement technical solutions such as backup and disaster recovery, audit logging, and vulnerability scanning.

Does Using HIPAA Hosting Make My Organization HIPAA Compliant?

HIPAA compliant hosting providers generally provide a signed Business Associates Agreement (BAA) and address HIPAA physical security controls. This means that the cloud infrastructure must be physically secured using locks, employee access to infrastructure must be limited, facility access and maintenance must be recorded.

In addition to physical safeguards, HIPAA compliant hosting providers must have contingency plans in case of an outage or emergency and must notify clients in the event of a security breach. Hosting providers are responsible for HIPAA safeguards including:

  • Signed Business Associates Agreement (BAA)
  • Facility Access and Security
  • Facility Maintenance Records
  • Contingency Plans
  • Breach Notification
  • PHI Disposal and Reuse

The Dash platform makes it easy for your organization to build HIPAA compliant applications.

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Steps for Building HIPAA Compliant Solutions


Sign Cloud BAA

Sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with the cloud platform/infrastructure provider.

Set Administrative Policies

Define administrative policies and employee training to meet HIPAA administrative requirements.

Implement Technical Controls

Manage user authentication, audit logging, and to meet HIPAA technical requirements.

Dash HIPAA Compliant Hosting


Dash streamlines HIPAA hosting, administrative policies and technical controls.
Automate HIPAA compliance configuration and monitoring using Dash.

Dash HIPAA Compliant Hosting
Custom Administrative Policies

Build HIPAA administrative policies around your organization and your technology.

Compliance Monitoring

Dash Continuous Compliance Monitoring automatically scans and monitors your cloud environment for HIPAA compliance issues.

High Security Standards

Leverage the established security programs and certifications provided by Amazon Web Services.

Advanced Reporting

Advanced compliance reports allows your team to get an instant view into your state of compliance

Technology Agnostic

Build on any number of technologies. From docker containers to virtual machines, your organization can build compliant solutions.

AWS Driven

Build on 100+ AWS services and scale your cloud services to meet your needs.

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