Temporal Cloud is now HIPAA compliant


Jim Walker

VP of Product Marketing

Temporal Cloud has achieved compliance with HIPAA, the national privacy and security standard for health-related information. Organizations across a wide variety of industries have experienced the benefits of Temporal Cloud since it launched in late 2022 and we can now provide that same experience for Temporal users working in the healthcare space, who can now take advantage of our reliable managed service, while maintaining legal compliance required by the industry.

Temporal Cloud provides a number of capabilities that support the protection and transmission of sensitive health information and ensure data security. This includes integration with identity management systems and access controls, as well as flexible encryption settings. With the Temporal Data Converter, users can choose default settings to encode data or add custom logic for encoding, ensuring that Payload data passed to or from the Temporal Server will only exist in un-encrypted original format while on hosts that the user controls.

HIPAA (or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Compliance with these regulations is mandatory and requires organizations to take a proactive approach in managing and safeguarding protected health information (PHI).

For applications that deal with PHI either directly or indirectly, achieving and maintaining HIPAA compliance is mandatory, and now organizations subject to HIPAA regulations can now enjoy the benefits of durable execution with Temporal Cloud.

If you have questions or would like to discuss how Temporal Cloud can support faster and more reliable applications at your organization, please reach out to our team to get a conversation started!