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Is OneDrive HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, Microsoft OneDrive can be used as part of a secure HIPAA compliance program. Several variations of service plans available from Microsoft include access to their OneDrive software, which provides an ideal solution for healthcare providers who need HIPAA compliant file storage software.

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Is Office 365 HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, Microsoft Office 365 can be used as part of a secure HIPAA compliance program. Several Office 365 plans combine the Microsoft Office Suite products we all know and love with Microsoft’s cloud-based software as a service product line to provide an ideal solution for healthcare providers who require HIPAA compliant software.

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Is Azure HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, Microsoft Azure can be configured to be HIPAA compliant. In this post we highlight what to consider when storing PHI on Microsoft’s enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

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Is Skype HIPAA Compliant?

At first glance, Skype may seem like an ideal telemedicine platform or a way for healthcare workers and billing staff to communicate internally. However, we would NOT recommend any of our clients use Skype software to share PHI.

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Is Zoom HIPAA Compliant?

Is Zoom HIPAA Compliant?

As of March 2019, healthcare providers can purchase Zoom’s HIPAA compliant video conferencing service, Zoom for Healthcare. Zoom has built a solid telehealth platform that integrates with existing practice workflows while ensuring HIPAA compliance.

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Is G Suite HIPAA Compliant?

Is G Suite HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, G Suite can be configured to be HIPAA compliant. In this post, we will discuss G Suite apps and learn what it takes to operate your G Suite account in a HIPAA compliant manner.

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Is Google Drive HIPAA Compliant?

Is Google Drive HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, Google Drive can be used as part of a secure HIPAA compliance program. You can store documents containing PHI on Google Drive if the proper security controls in place. We will highlight what to consider when storing critical patient information on Google Drive.

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Is Dropbox HIPAA Compliant?

Is Dropbox HIPAA Compliant?

Dropbox E3 and E5 accounts meet a variety of certification and regulation criteria that enable them to be configured in a HIPAA compliant manner. These configurations are not a part of the default setup. Make sure everyone on your team knows how Dropbox fits into your procedures and while conforming to HHS HIPAA security requirements.

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Is Slack HIPAA Compliant?

Is Slack HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, Slack can be configured to be HIPAA compliant. In this post, we will discuss what it takes to operate a Slack account while remaining HIPAA compliant.

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HIPAA TPO Allowable Disclosures

HIPAA TPO Allowable Disclosures

Here at Gazelle, we believe that in many cases, the HIPAA laws are misapplied and providers miss critical opportunities to understand what they CAN do with regard to HIPAA TPO Allowable Disclosures.

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The HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

The HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

The HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard is one of the most important and loosely defined requirements of the HIPAA laws. This article will help clear things up for you so you can reach your HIPAA Compliance goals.

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Stronger HIPAA enforcement

HIPAA Consent Form – How to Obtain HIPAA Authorization

Earlier this month, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new plan to strengthen HIPAA enforcement in response to criticism from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OCR will be beefing up their compliance investigations and expanding their audit program in 2016.

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Choosing HIPAA Compliant Software

Choosing HIPAA Compliant Software

There are many options to choose from when picking the perfect software to support your healthcare practice or service. If you’ve performed any of the following Google searches, continue reading to start evaluating software for HIPAA compliance yourself.

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Who Enforces HIPAA?

HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

HIPAA compliance can be confusing. Is it HIPAA or HIPPA? Do I need to be HIPAA compliant? Who enforces HIPAA? Gazelle Consulting is here to answer your questions and help you to achieve compliance quickly and painlessly!

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Amazon AWS

Is Amazon Web Services HIPAA Compliant?

If you provide software services for healthcare providers or are a healthcare provider that manages an internal software system to store and transmit PHI, you might be wondering whether Amazon AWS is a HIPAA compliant solution.

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HIPAA Privacy Exceptions

Ever since its advent, critics of the HIPAA regulations have been crying about the unnecessary regulatory burden to anyone who will listen.

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