Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

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Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

Beitragvon referee » Di 5. Feb 2019, 05:17

Today, we continue a series of AWS cloud compliance FAQs by focusing on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and protected health information (PHI). AWS’s Healthcare and Life Science customers are doing important things for their customers in the AWS cloud, and we are excited to work with our partners to help tackle medical advancements at scale.

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Beitragvon stopwrinkles » Di 5. Feb 2019, 05:18

referee hat geschrieben:Today, we continue a series of AWS cloud compliance FAQs by focusing on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and protected health information (PHI). AWS’s Healthcare and Life Science customers are doing important things for their customers in the AWS cloud, and we are excited to work with our partners to help tackle medical advancements at scale.



HIPAA was passed in 1996 and is designed to make it easier for workers to secure health insurance coverage when they change or lose employment. The legislation also has driven the adoption of electronic health records, through information sharing, to improve the efficiency and quality of the American healthcare system.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

Beitragvon leedingcaterer » Di 5. Feb 2019, 05:19

Along with increasing the use of electronic medical records, the law includes provisions (included in what are known as Administrative Simplification Rules) to protect the security and privacy of PHI. PHI includes health-related data, from insurance and billing information, to lab results and diagnosis and clinical care data. These HIPAA Rules apply to covered entities—such as hospitals, medical services providers, employer-sponsored health plans, research facilities, and insurance companies—that deal directly with patients and patient data. The law and the regulations that implement the law also are extended to business associates of covered entities. AWS customers looking to create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI should sign an AWS Business Associate Agreement (BAA).

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

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In 2009, HIPAA was expanded by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which is Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HIPAA and HITECH establish a set of federal standards intended to protect the security and privacy of PHI. These standards affect the use and disclosure of PHI by covered entities and their business associates. HIPAA and HITECH impose requirements related to the use and disclosure of PHI, appropriate safeguards to protect PHI, individual rights, and administrative responsibilities.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

Beitragvon stopwrinkles » Di 5. Feb 2019, 05:19

referee hat geschrieben:In 2009, HIPAA was expanded by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which is Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HIPAA and HITECH establish a set of federal standards intended to protect the security and privacy of PHI. These standards affect the use and disclosure of PHI by covered entities and their business associates. HIPAA and HITECH impose requirements related to the use and disclosure of PHI, appropriate safeguards to protect PHI, individual rights, and administrative responsibilities.



HIPAA Rules generally require that covered entities and business associates enter into contracts with their business associates to ensure that the business associates will appropriately safeguard PHI. The business associate contract also serves to clarify and limit, as appropriate, the permissible uses and disclosures of protected health information by the business associate, based on the relationship between the parties and the activities or services being performed by the business associate. AWS refers to these contracts as the Business Associate Agreement.

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Beitragvon leedingcaterer » Di 5. Feb 2019, 05:20

A business associate is a person or entity, other than a member of the workforce of a covered entity, who performs functions or activities on behalf of, or provides certain services to, a covered entity that involve access by the business associate to protected health information. A business associate also is a subcontractor that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information on behalf of another business associate.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

Beitragvon ratlineinfamous » Mi 6. Feb 2019, 09:42

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