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We often get asked by customers and prospects about Evernote and their ability to use it in a HIPAA compliant manner. We know the HIPAA industry is vast so we can empathize with just how many people need to use cloud-based services in this sector. In previous posts, we’ve covered the following cloud solutions and their capabilities for HIPAA compliance:

Today, we will determine if Evernote offers HIPAA compliant service or not.


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About Evernote

Evernote is an app designed for note taking, organizing, tasks lists, and archiving. Since it's a cloud-based service, Evernote serves as a sync point to keep stuff like text documents, photos, videos and audio files in a central place. Evernote is headquartered 30 minutes south of Paubox in Redwood City, CA.


Evernote and the Business Associate Agreement

We’ve previously talked about how a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is a written contract between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate. It is required by law for HIPAA compliance.

We checked Evernote's site and found the Evernote Business FAQ page. In it, Evernote states:  

Is Evernote Business HIPAA compliant?

Evernote and Evernote Business are not currently compliant.


Does Evernote Offer HIPAA Compliant Service?

The Business Associate Agreement is a key component to HIPAA compliance between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate. Since Evernote specifically states they are not HIPAA compliant and therefore do not offer a BAA, we conclude they are not a HIPAA compliant service.



Evernote does not meet HIPAA Compliance standards. Do not use Evernote if you are bound by HIPAA regulations.


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