Is Gmail HIPAA Compliant?

Many health care providers are required to adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but is Gmail HIPAA-compliant? 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 [...]

By |2020-01-02T04:11:35+00:00December 13th, 2019|HIPAA, HIPAA and Email, HIPAA and G Suite|12 Comments

HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage – 11 Services Reviewed (Updated)

“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 mean [...]

Is Google’s G Suite HIPAA Compliant?

Many practices want to use cloud storage services like Google drive and hosted email.  Is Google's G-Suite HIPAA compliant? First, let's review what's actually in Google's G-Suite, Google's paid version of a variety of productivity tools. Email Most famously, G-Suite includes Gmail, an excellent and easy-to-use email platform.  Users go through the famous Gmail portal, [...]

How to Make Gmail HIPAA Compliant

Google’s email, calendar, and productivity tools (recently renamed to “G Suite”) are absolutely fantastic.  They’re easy to use and very affordable. G Suite is also highly secure, but there are very specific things that you need to do to make G Suite / Gmail HIPAA-compliant.  Here are some big ones... Disclaimer: we are not lawyers. [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:59:38+00:00October 1st, 2019|HIPAA, HIPAA and Email, HIPAA and G Suite|1 Comment