Is Parse HIPAA Compliant?

Parse is an open source backend service offering. The service is provided as a platform to simplify backend development build applications quickly.

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Parse is a mobile backend-as-a-service, offered previously offered as a hosted solution, until acquired by Facebook and made into an open source offering. The open source parse server can be deployed on many cloud environments and may be configured in a HIPAA compliant manner on public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Once Parse is hosted on a cloud service, your organization must implement administrative and technical safeguards as defined under the cloud “Shared Responsibility” model, in order to maintain HIPAA compliance. Learn more about the compliance requirements shared between your organization and your cloud provider.

HIPAA Compliance with Parse and Amazon Web Services


Parse can be deployed to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Node.js application manually or by deploying the Parse AMI Image provided by Bitnami to a EC2 Instance. The server can be used alongside HIPAA eligible AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS and other managed databases.

Dash allows your organization to create and maintain a HIPAA compliant environment through the Amazon Web Services Platform, with one simple process:

  • Deploy Dash to your AWS Cloud environment
  • Dash’s automated service sets up and optimizes your services
  • Monitor and manage the compliance process through our dashboard

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