A lot of companies make a huge mistake when it comes to G Suite 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). [...]
Health care providers must follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Is Office 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 [...]
So, you need to write an information security policy. And you’re totally overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you need? What should it entail? You’re not alone. These are questions that we get a lot. It’s totally understandable. Planning, writing, and implementing a security policy can be seriously intimidating. If it’s poorly written or [...]
You can use email securely and still remain compliant with HIPAA. Here are seven tips for securely using email in a HIPAA-compliant organization.
Practical tips to find the best HIPAA compliant hosting for your business.
Many practices want to use cloud storage services like Google drive and hosted email. Is Google’s G-Suite HIPAA compliant? […]
Thinking about moving some services to the cloud? Let’s look at whether Google Cloud Platform is HIPAA-compliant. We recently helped a medical company evaluate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as a disaster recovery site. Here’s what we found about Google Cloud Platform and HIPAA compliance. Will Google Cloud Platform sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any [...]
Thinking about moving some services to the cloud? Is Microsoft Azure HIPAA compliant and suitable for ePHI? A client wanted to use Microsoft Azure as a HIPAA-compliant disaster recovery site, so we took a look. Here’s what we found about Microsoft Azure and HIPAA compliance. Will Microsoft Azure sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any [...]
Evernote is incredibly handy, but is it HIPAA-compliant? Learn more, and read about five alternatives.
Thinking about moving your practice to Office 365? We’re big fans. Microsoft has really invested a ton in robust security settings and HIPAA compliance. Here are six features that show how Microsoft is serious about medical practices, HIPAA, and IT security. 1) HIPAA Business Associate agreement Microsoft will execute a HIPAA BAA that covers Office [...]