Amazon Kendra achieves HIPAA eligibility
[Amazon Kendra](/kendra/), a highly accurate intelligent search service powered by machine learning is now a U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) eligible service. Customers can now use Amazon Kendra to manage healthcare and life science workloads that contain protected health information (PHI). Critical healthcare data is often stored in documents, medical records, and forms that are hard to access. Amazon Kendra’s natural language search capabilities help unlock this information to enhance decision making and improve patient interactions. If you have a HIPAA Business Associate Addendum (BAA) in place with AWS, you can now start using Amazon Kendra for your HIPAA eligible workloads. If you don't have a BAA in place with AWS, or if you have any other questions about running HIPAA-regulated workloads on AWS, please [contact us](/compliance/contact/). HIPAA Eligibility applies to all AWS Regions where Amazon Kendra is available. To get started with Amazon Kendra, visit the Kendra [developer guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/kendra/latest/dg/what-is-kendra.html). To learn more about Amazon Kendra, please visit the [website](/kendra/).