Posted On: Sep 7, 2017
AWS has expanded its HIPAA Compliance Program to include AWS Batch. If you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS, you can now use AWS Batch to build HIPAA-compliant applications and run batch processing workloads that contain protected health information (PHI). AWS Batch is a fully-managed service that enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provisions the optimal quantity and type of compute resources (e.g., CPU or memory optimized instances) based on the volume and specific resource requirements of the batch jobs submitted. With AWS Batch, there is no need to install and manage batch computing software or server clusters that you use to run your jobs, allowing you to focus on analyzing results and solving problems. 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 AWS Batch 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.