Acceptable Use Policy Template for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing services have become an increasing compliance and risk management challenge for healthcare organizations. Establishing policies and guidelines for the use of cloud computing resources within an organization is an important step to help mitigate those risks.

An Acceptable Use Policy provides guidance to employees and other workforce members regarding the appropriate use of a healthcare organization’s information technology resources and data.

This Acceptable Use Policy for Cloud Computing is intended to be a template to help your organization craft a cloud computing acceptable use policy. It may also be inserted, with appropriate modifications, into your general acceptable use policy governing the appropriate use of information technology resources.

Some of the items addressed in this resource include:

  • Permitted uses of cloud computing services
  • Impermissible uses of cloud services
  • Personal use of cloud services