Does Microsoft Azure enable HIPAA compliance?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform of more than 200 products and services. According to the Azure website, its Health Data Services product for protected health information (PHI) meets all regional compliance requirements for HIPAA, GDPR, and CCPA. 

Azure Health Data Services allows healthcare providers and other users to collect, store, and analyze health data from different sources and in different formats, such as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM®).

Microsoft has stated that Azure enables “the physical, technical, and administrative safeguards required by HIPAA and the HITECH Act inside Windows Azure core services.” The company provides customers and partners with a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for Azure. 

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Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform of more than 200 products and services that can be used in a wide variety of industries, such as healthcare, government, manufacturing, financial services, and retail.

This web page was updated on March 21, 2024.


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