Microsoft has worked with US universities to inform a Business Associates Agreement (BAA) and meet the security, privacy and other regulatory requirements mandated by the US HIPAA
News reported by On Windows: Microsoft unveils Office 365 University
And posted on the Microsoft Office 365 blog: Leading universities meet HIPAA requirements under Office 365
Microsoft has announced a new name and set of pricing plans for Office 365 targeting academic institutions (the first iteration was called Live@Edu). And has also announced that Office 365 now meets HIPAA requirements for those who need it. From the post:
Microsoft today announced new academic institutions that are adopting Microsoft Office 365, to improve communication and collaboration across campuses while meeting security, privacy and other regulatory requirements mandated by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Office 365 is the first and only major cloud business productivity solution to address the rigorous HIPAA requirements.
Included in the Microsoft blog posts are two university case studies from the US.