Whitepaper: HIPAA Compliance with Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

CIOs, IT Directors and IT Managers are often deputized as their organization’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Officer. In addition to being responsible for HIPAA security and compliance, these individuals may also be tasked with overseeing a company-wide upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10.


Organizations in every industry, including the Pentagon and Department of Defense, are upgrading to Windows 10 to improve their security posture. Windows 10 has been designed to be the most secure Windows yet and includes deep architectural advancements that have changed the game when navigating hacking and malware threats. However, as with all software upgrades; functionality, security and privacy implications must be understood and addressed.

Microsoft enlisted HIPAA One® to assist in configuring Microsoft Windows 10 to support HIPAA security and privacy requirements and debunk the common misconception that using Windows 10 opens an organization to HIPAA violations.

This whitepaper, co-authored by Microsoft and HIPAA One, provides guidance on how to leverage Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise as a HIPAA-compliant, baseline operating system for functionality and security.