Security in today's environment is extermely critical. The MOST important step in moving to the cloud is securing your data. This is how you update your AWS instance to accept internet traffic from your properties only.
If your office is set up for dynamic IP addressing you will have to re-visit the steps on this page around once a month. A simple way to determine if your security group IP address will need to be updated is you see messages like the 'no mysql hosts' message below, office wide and no mapped drives will be able to connect.
1: Log in to AWS and go to the EC2 homepage
Now that you are on the cloud there are some critical security concerns we need to address. The first will be fulfilling your HIPAA and HITECH requirements. There is an agreement you need to sign with AWS if you will be storing patient data on their servers. It is called a BAA. You should sign your BAA with AWS here.