September 14, 2020 By Michele Kersey < 1 min read

IBM Cloud continues to expand offerings available as HIPAA-ready.

IBM Cloud is now ready for HIPAA-ready workloads on the following VPC Gen 2 offerings:

  • IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Server for VPC
  • IBM Cloud Block Storage for Virtual Private Cloud
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud on VPC

The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) establishes standards for protecting and handling patient information.  A “HIPAA-ready” IBM offering is an offering capable of meeting HIPAA standards and ready for IBM and the client to enter into a business associate agreement (BAA), including terms for protecting and handling patient information in a manner meeting HIPAA standards as a shared responsibility.   

IBM is responsible for the readiness and delivery of each IBM Cloud offering designated as HIPAA-ready. Processes, features, or add-ons created on or above the IBM Cloud standard offering by the client or other third party that is not an IBM vendor are outside the scope of IBM’s responsibility. 

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A full list of HIPAA-ready IBM public cloud services can be found on the IBM Cloud Industry compliance page, HIPAA section.

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