Amazon Web Service (AWS) is a cloud computing service provider with many solutions for companies to build on the cloud. One of these solutions is Amazon Managed Service for Grafana. Let's explore if this is a HIPAA compliant tool for companies to use.
What is Amazon Managed Service for Grafana?
Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG) is a fully managed data visualization service. It creates interactive data visualizations for companies to add, query, visualize, and analyze their AWS data.
Is AMG HIPAA compliant?
Covered entities need to keep data like protected health information (PHI) secure . If a third-party vendor stores, transmits, or accesses PHI, it is a business associate. As such, the vendor is obligated to protect PHI as well. To ensure that business associates are complying with HIPAA security standards, covered entities must sign a business associate agreement (BAA) with them. The BAA covers the duties and responsibilities of the business associate when handling PHI. Without a BAA in place, a business associate is not considered HIPAA compliant. Amazon does offer a BAA for a few of its AWS services, but AMG is not on the list of HIPAA-eligible services.
AMS for Grafana is not HIPAA compliant. Amazon will not sign a BAA for this particular service, which makes it ineligible for covered entities to use.
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Choosing a HIPAA compliant vendor is crucial to preventing data breaches. This is especially true with your email security since PHI can often be mentioned.
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