Posted On: May 1, 2017
AWS has expanded its HIPAA Compliance Program to include Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS). Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service for reliably communicating between distributed software components and microservices – at any scale. If you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS, you can now use Amazon SQS to build HIPAA-compliant applications and store and transmit messages between healthcare systems, including messages containing protected health information (PHI). Information about HIPAA eligible services on AWS can be found at our HIPAA Compliance page.
If you already have an executed BAA with AWS, you can start using Amazon SQS immediately in the accounts that your BAA covers. If you don’t have an executed BAA with AWS or have any other questions about HIPAA eligible services on AWS, contact us and we will put you in touch with a representative from our AWS sales team.
To learn more, see the following resources:
- AWS Blog: Roundup of AWS HIPAA eligible service announcements
- The “Amazon SQS Compliance” section of the Amazon SQS Developer Guide
- Amazon SQS Product Page
- Amazon SQS FAQs
- AWS Cloud Computing in Healthcare page