We are looking to update our existing HIPAA solution. Which HIPAA platforms do you recommend for hosting your application? Which aspects do they cover best?

I think the Citrix-Azure is the best platform for healthcare. The environment meets all strict standards for HIPAA and provides an excellent security layer for individual profile authorizations. Happy to assist further, as my company has many healthcare clients virtualizing their apps with Citrix and Azure.

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Gregory J. Turner

Gregory J. Turner, CIO & SVP Services

I think the Citrix-Azure is the best platform for healthcare. The environment meets all strict standards for HIPAA and provides an excellent security layer for individual profile authorizations. Happy to assist further, as my company has many healthcare clients virtualizing their apps with Citrix and Azure.

Khader Mohammed

Khader Mohammed, Director - Cloud Solutions Architecture

Using AWS for HIPAA applications means following some general strategies, such as:
• Decoupling protected data from processing/orchestration
• Tracking where data flows using automation
• Have logical boundaries between protected and general workflows

https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/hipaa-eligible-services-reference/

Jim Haskin

Jim Haskin, CIO

This is a little bit of a "how long is a string?" question - the answer is it depends on the level of service and compliance rigor you are seeking, and to what level you are looking to offload the actual environment deployment and management. Different providers provide different levels of service, from simple access to resources that you can deploy in a compliant way (AWS) to actual compliant environments and services (a la Rackspace) where you are buying a service not a platform. There are other providers that fit in either end or on either side of that spectrum. I am not affiliated with a provider in any way. Just my .02.