CDC creates 'HIPAA-compliant public cloud'

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka talks about the benefits of "a secure, HIPAA-compliant public cloud that includes healthcare information exchange gateways and analytical tools" in his latest blog post. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notes Halamka, is "the first government agency to complete all the rigorous certification needed to host sensitive data in the public cloud." CDC's initiatives include Biosense 2.0, which uses Amazon's AWS GovCloud to create a national repository of syndromic surveillance data that includes all the protections needed to protect privacy. Blog Post