Is AWS HIPAA Compliant?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based service used by healthcare providers and their vendors to store, process, and transmit protected health information (PHI). Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), AWS is considered a business associate (BA). As a business associate, before a healthcare entity can use AWS they must first secure a business associate agreement (BAA). Additionally, whenever considering a vendor, healthcare entities must [...]

2020-10-21T09:50:43-04:00October 17th, 2019|

Voice Technology in Healthcare: Privacy Implications

Companies such as Amazon are revolutionizing the way organizations conduct business. Alexa’s voice technology has vast healthcare application capabilities that Amazon is working diligently to expand. Voice technology in healthcare currently has limited applications such as describing symptoms, tracking prescription deliveries, scheduling appointments at urgent care, tracking blood glucose levels, and assessing instructions for post-surgical care. However, Amazon believes that in the future, Alexa can [...]

2021-02-05T10:15:44-05:00September 12th, 2019|