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HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists Using G-Suite

Updated: Aug 29, 2021

G Suite---this HIPAA Compliant email platform may be the perfect fit for your private practice. G Suite has so many options when it comes to what you can use. Not only does G Suite provide a HIPAA Compliant platform, they also have Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Forms, and so much more! G Suite has been adapted for businesses with its wide range of services.

Although there are many options out there when it comes to HIPAA Compliant email platforms, a few of the benefits of using G Suite are:

  • Have your domain name in your professional email

  • Have a fully HIPAA-secure platform. This encompasses not only your email, but your professional calendar, Google Drive, Google Forms and more.

  • It is affordable! At only $6 a month, this is definitely an affordable option for you.

With its many tons of functions, G Suite offers therapists in private practices that are beyond email. In order to make any software online HIPAA-secure, you have to have a Business Associate Agreement, or BAA, with the software provider. A BAA is a legal contract between a healthcare provider and contractor. HIPAA requires all healthcare providers to enter a BAA contract when exchanging protected health information with a contractor. You must enter a BAA contract with the contractor of the software you are wanting to transmit PHI. If you would like to use email as means of contact with your clients, you must sign a BAA with your email service provider in order to be HIPAA compliant. In the case of G Suite, you as the healthcare provider must enter a BAA contract with Google in order for the platform to be considered HIPAA secure.

To learn more about how to use G Suite and its many options, click here to read more and learn about the different choices you have when it comes to using G Suite for your private practice.

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