Posted On: Oct 10, 2019
Starting today, Amazon Textract is a HIPAA eligible service. HIPAA eligibility applies to all AWS Regions where Amazon Textract is available. This means you can use Amazon Textract to help you process protected health information (PHI) extracted from images to power your healthcare applications.
If you have a HIPAA Business Associate Addendum (BAA) in place with AWS, you can now start using Amazon Textract for your HIPAA eligible workloads. If you don't have a BAA in place with AWS, or if you have any other questions about running HIPAA-regulated workloads on AWS, please contact us. For information and best practices about configuring AWS HIPAA Eligible Services to store, process, and transmit PHI, see the Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on Amazon Web Services Whitepaper.
Amazon Textract is a service that automatically extracts text and data from scanned documents. Amazon Textract goes beyond simple optical character recognition (OCR) to also identify the contents of fields in forms and information stored in tables. Many healthcare customers like Change Healthcare and Cambia Health Solutions are already exploring new ways to use the power of machine learning to automate their current workloads and transform how they provide care to patients, all while meeting the security and privacy requirements required by HIPAA. To learn more about Amazon Textract, visit here.