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Tamasgen Teshome 80 Reputation points
2023-03-29T11:16:01.3566667+00:00

Hi, does Azure confidential Leger follow the requirements of HIPPA?

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 44,081 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-03-29T15:13:11.33+00:00

    @Tamasgen Teshome Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    Yes, Azure Confidential Ledger follows the requirements of HIPAA. Azure Confidential Ledger is a HIPAA-compliant service that can be used to store and manage electronic protected health information (ePHI)

    Details of the HIPAA HITRUST 9.2 Regulatory Compliance built-in initiative

    HIPAA overview: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/compliance/offerings/offering-hipaa-us

    Azure compliance documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/compliance/

    Additional information: Azure Confidential Ledger is a blockchain-based service offered by Microsoft Azure that provides secure and tamper-proof ledger capabilities for enterprises. While it can be used to store and share sensitive data, it is not specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    However, Microsoft Azure offers a range of services and features that can help customers who need to comply with HIPAA regulations. Azure offers a HIPAA BAA (Business Associate Agreement) which outlines the security and privacy commitments that Microsoft makes to its customers who handle protected health information (PHI) in the cloud.

    Customers who use Azure to store, process, or transmit PHI are responsible for ensuring that they comply with all relevant HIPAA regulations, including the implementation of appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect PHI. It's important to note that the HIPAA compliance of a solution is ultimately determined by how it is used and configured by the customer, not just by the underlying technology itself.

    Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.


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