Achieving compliance takes a lot more than one would think. For you, a software developer who handles Protected Health Information, going with a regular host means you are now responsible for the following:
Most likely your HIPAA compliant web hosting provider doesn't handle all this for you. They are compliant at a small slice of HIPAA's requirements. Like most web hosting providers, they will give you root access to a basic box and send you on your way without additional help.
The quickest way to compliance is to choose a HIPAA compliant hosting partner who maintains everything else you need. Enter Datica, healthcare's trusted digital health platform.