Accelerating Secure Medical Research in the Cloud

Jamie Lam / Pavan Gupta / Victor Vargas Reyes

UCSF has built and continues to improve a shared, secure, and HIPAA compliant research platform capable of storing PHI on AWS. Using an increasingly popular multi-account architecture, we will demonstrate how this platform can support and secure an unlimited number of university-governed research projects and users. This includes a dive into our platform’s architecture, compliance strategies, tooling, and operating model. This operating model discussion underscores how we weave in cost-effective non-cloud resources to enable and accelerate medical research at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation. Finally, we will discuss approaches for others to collaborate with UCSF and to replicate this environment at other institutions.

Previous Knowledge

Basic AWS Knowledge