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HIPAA Compliant Gmail (The Perfect How-To Guide for 2021)

January 1, 2021 by Josh Ablett
Does HIPAA compliant Gmail exist? The answer is YES, if you set it up properly. Read on more to learn how! Google’s email, calendar, and productivity tools (recently renamed from G Suite to “Google Workspace”) are absolutely fantastic.  They’re easy to use and very affordable. Google Workspace is also highly secure, but there are very […]
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HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage - The 11 Best Services To Consider (2021)

January 1, 2021 by Josh Ablett
“What are my options for HIPAA compliant cloud storage? ” In recent years, cloud storage has risen in both effectiveness and popularity. Its convenience is undeniable– the ability to access your data from anywhere is amazing. But can business associates and medical providers take advantage of these services to store PHI? What exactly does it […]
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HIPAA Email Encryption: We Reviewed 7 Services and Found the Best

December 30, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Trying to figure out the best way to handle HIPAA Email encryption?  How do you send PHI via email and still follow HIPAA?  And how do you send encrypted email in cloud services like Gmail or Microsoft365?  These are two of the most common questions we get. Want to Save Time?  Get a free trial […]
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Is Gmail HIPAA Compliant in 2021? (3 Useful Points)

December 27, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Is Gmail HIPAA compliant? Many health care providers are required to adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), This article talks about how you can send HIPAA compliant email. This act was designed to protect a patient’s personally-identifying information from being accessible to the general public. As more clinicians are electronically transmitting […]
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Is Google Meet HIPAA Compliant? (Easy answers to 6 common questions)

December 23, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
We have heard from practices all over that want to start using Google Meet for telemedicine. One of their first questions is “Is Google Meet HIPAA compliant?” This article will explore Google’s Google Workspace, common questions about Google Meet and a quick comparison of other telemedicine/teleconferencing options. We’ve seen a tremendous increase in interest about […]
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Is Gmail Encryption HIPAA Compliant?

December 20, 2020 by Tias
We've recently discussed whether or not Gmail is HIPAA Compliant. In short, it depends. Gmail is HIPAA compliant when set up correctly. But what about Gmail encryption? Is Gmail encryption HIPAA compliant? Once again, it depends. Gmail encryption also has the potential to be a HIPAA compliant email option depending on how you set it […]
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Is Google Drive HIPAA Compliant in 2021?

December 20, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Yes, you can use Google Drive in a HIPAA compliant environment, but only if you’re careful! That’s the quick answer. Read on to learn more! Every day we hear from practitioners who want to use Google Workspace in their medical practice. Google Workspace is easy-to-use, affordable, and can be HIPAA compliant. Most people want Google […]
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Is Microsoft 365 HIPAA compliant?

December 15, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Health care providers must follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Is Microsoft 365 HIPAA compliant, though? This act protects your patient healthcare data (PHI). As more clinicians are electronically transmitting patient records and other personal information to specialists and medical facilities, it is imperative that we ensure that information is secure. Isn’t […]
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5 Ways to Make Google Workspace HIPAA Compliant

December 15, 2020 by Josh Ablett
A lot of companies make a huge mistake when it comes to Google Workspace and HIPAA.  They think that all they have to do is sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Google, and they're suddenly HIPAA compliant. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's the story of Ted (not his real name). […]
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Is Gmail Secure? 6 Ways to Tell if it's Right for You

December 15, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Is Gmail secure?  Let's walk through the security features they have, and think about how they work in the real world. Get our Complete Guide on How to Become HIPAA Compliant. 1) Is Gmail Secure against Phishing? Hackers use "phishing" attacks to either steal your data or get control of your computer.  They'll send you […]
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