Is AWS HIPAA Compliant?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is Amazon's cloud platform offering. The service is advertised as a developer platform that allows developers to build applications quickly by eliminating the need for backend development and database management.

Many services in the AWS ecosystem can be used in a HIPAA compliant manner. Unfortunately, it is up to your organization to architect HIPAA compliant applications. Amazon currently offers a business associates agreement (BAA) addressing physical safeguards, but your team must configure proper technical and administrative safeguards required under HIPAA.

Most cloud services provide HIPAA compliant services on a "Shared Responsibility" model. Learn more about the compliance requirements shared between your organization and your cloud provider.

HIPAA Compliance with Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a wide array of offerings for creating backend services and deploying applications. These core services can be configured to be HIPAA compliant. AWS offers the flexibility to launch, manage, and scale virtual machines (VMs), cloud storage, managed databases and other services.

Dash allows your organization to create and maintain a HIPAA compliant environment through the Amazon Web Services (AWS), with one simple process:

  • Deploy Dash to your AWS environment
  • Dash's automated service sets up and optimizes your cloud services
  • Monitor and manage the compliance process through our dashboard