Is Google Drive HIPAA Compliant?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) set forth industry standards for the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). PHI is any individually identifying health information such as name, birthdate, treatment history, financial information, etc. As such, healthcare organizations must adopt safeguards to secure PHI in the form of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Many organizations have adopted the use of G Suite as it [...]

2021-06-28T15:29:25-04:00September 27th, 2019|

Getting Your Google BAA: What You Need to Know

When using Google to run your healthcare business you need to ensure that you sign a proper Google BAA. A BAA--or Business Associate Agreement--is a HIPAA mandated contract that must be executed between two parties in the event that healthcare data is being exchanged. This sensitive data is called protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA regulation. PHI includes any demographic information that can be used [...]

2022-02-01T12:26:43-05:00September 22nd, 2017|