The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) since 1996 to establish national standards for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of individuals’ health information. One key aspect of HIPAA compliance is ensuring that electronic health records (EHRs) are securely stored and accessed only by authorized individuals. This is where a HIPAA compliant database comes in, providing a secure and reliable solution for managing and protecting sensitive health information. In this blog, we will explore what a HIPAA-compliant database is and why it is important.
What Are The HIPAA Compliant Databases?
HIPAA compliant databases are databases that have been designed and implemented in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. These databases provide a secure and reliable solution for storing and managing electronic protected health information (ePHI) in a manner that complies with HIPAA requirements.
Examples Of HIPAA Compliant Databases
Here are a few examples of HIPAA compliance platforms:
Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) is a managed service that provides a scalable and cost-effective solution for running relational databases in the cloud. The database RDS is certified as HIPAA compliant and includes features such as data encryption, access controls, and automated backups.
Amazon EC2 And Databases
Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) is a web service that provides scalable computing capacity in the cloud. EC2 Amazon-based databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server, can be configured to meet HIPAA compliance requirements by implementing security controls, encryption, and auditing capabilities.
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. It is also HIPAA compliant and provides features such as data encryption, access controls, and automated backups.
Overall, it is important to note that while these databases are certified as HIPAA compliant. This is still the responsibility of the healthcare organization to ensure that they are configured and used in a manner that meets all relevant HIPAA regulations.