Re: HIPAA is key!
HIPAA is vital because, in healthcare, you truly are responsible for your partners' behavior - or lack, thereof. If a business associate's security is breached, then the healthcare system is both at risk and responsible. In some cases, depending on location (such as Florida), it may have to notify patients and law enforcement about the breach. So you want to ensure cloud service providers meet stringent criteria and HIPAA's a good place to start.