Salesforce maintains a comprehensive list of compliance certifications including but not limited to HIPAA certification. This link takes you to the compliance website for Salesforce.
In addition, Salesforce Shield allows for additional security measures with platform encryption, event monitoring and field audit trail. For more details, click here.
Salesforce Shield is a trio of security tools that admins and developers can use to build a new level of trust, transparency, compliance, and governance right into business-critical apps. It includes Platform Encryption, Event Monitoring, and Field Audit Trail. Ask your Salesforce administrator if Salesforce Shield is available in your organization.
Platform Encryption allows you to natively encrypt your most sensitive data at rest across all your Salesforce apps. This helps you protect PII, sensitive, confidential, or proprietary data and meet both external and internal data compliance policies while keeping critical app functionality — like search, workflow, and validation rules. You keep full control over encryption keys and can set encrypted data permissions to protect sensitive data from unauthorized users. See Platform Encryption.
Event Monitoring gives you access to detailed performance, security, and usage data on all your Salesforce apps. Every interaction is tracked and accessible via API, so you can view it in the data visualization app of your choice. See who is accessing critical business data when, and from where. Understand user adoption across your apps. Troubleshoot and optimize performance to improve end-user experience. Event Monitoring data can be easily imported into any data visualization or application monitoring tool like Wave Analytics, Splunk, or New Relic. To get started, check out our Event Monitoring training course.
Field Audit Trail
Field Audit Trail lets you know the state and value of your data for any date, at any time. You can use it for regulatory compliance, internal governance, audit, or customer service. Built on a big data backend for massive scalability, Field Audit Trail helps companies create a forensic data-level audit trail with up to 10 years of history, and set triggers for when data is deleted. See Field Audit Trail.