The rapid growth of cloud technologies is empowering healthcare leaders to develop truly innovative and impactful applications and solutions in a HIPAA-compliant, scalable and flexible environment at much lower costs. When examining cloud providers for HIPAA-compliant infrastructure, CTOs and C-suite executives have to look beyond just the server hosting environment. Many technology providers are beginning to invest in building out robust development environments that are much further along in compliance readiness. Our partner complies with all regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and has signed the Business Associate Agreement (BAA), essentially assuming liability for cyber breaches — something that most technology providers are unwilling to do. In addition, our partner has certification from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), which incorporates the healthcare compliance requirements PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27001/27002, Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our partner also complies with the regulatory requirements of Title 20 CFR 11 regarding their handling of electronic health records. By removing challenges such as compliance, security and interoperability, innovators across Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology can leverage cloud platforms to develop applications that bring together data and help the healthcare sector to truly focus on improving the patient experience, reducing re-admissions and creating better population health outcomes.