Does using HIPAA hosting make my application HIPAA compliant?

The short answer is no. HIPAA hosting alone does not make you HIPAA compliant.


Compliance is determined by the adherence to the privacy and security rules outlined by HIPAA. HIPAA Hosting only addresses one aspect of those requirements.

Hosting your application in a HIPAA compliant hosting environment such as Amazon AWS or Firehost does not make your application HIPAA compliant as they only address the physical safeguard requirements of the HIPAA security rule.

You are still required to meet the administrative and technical specifications of the HIPAA Security Rule in order to be compliant.