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AWS – Is It HIPAA Compliant?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Is Amazon Web Services or AWS HIPAA Complaint? This is a question that many healthcare providers have a hard time finding a real answer to. However, we at LuxSci have put in the effort to answer the question once and for all. Hopefully, you’ll find it helpful.

To begin with, AWS definitely includes features that can be used to help you meet all of the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. Amazon will even sign a BAA (Business Associate Agreement) with healthcare customers.

All of this can create the impression that using AWS is automatically HIPAA compliant. However, this isn’t the whole story.

AWS is it HIPAA compliant

You see, it is still very easy to commit information architecture or configuration mistakes that leave data, or in this case, Protected Health Information (ePHI) exposed to unauthorized access, which is a clear HIPAA violation.  It is also easy to omit security controls, such as access auditing, logging, backups, and encryption, that are essential for compliance.

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist: What You Need To Do

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

LuxSci provides HIPAA-compliant services and must itself maintain HIPAA-compliant business operations in order to comply with HIPAA HITECH and Omnibus regulations.  As such, many of our customers and leads look to us to find out exactly what they need to do to be compliant.

This article provides you with a quick and easy-to-read overview of the various things needed for compliance.  The items given below should not be considered a complete or formal list for compliance, nor will doing all of these things guarantee that you are compliant.  As always, we recommend that you consult a lawyer to determine the compliance needs specific to your particular situation

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