Posted On: Jun 15, 2017

AWS has expanded its HIPAA Compliance Program to include Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). If you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS, you can now use Amazon SNS to build HIPAA-compliant applications and publish messages to healthcare systems that contain protected health information (PHI). Amazon SNS is a fully managed pub/sub messaging service that makes it easy to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. With Amazon SNS, you can use topics to decouple message publishers from subscribers and fanout messages to multiple recipients. 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 SNS 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. 

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