by Hoala Greevy Founder CEO of Paubox
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Can I use Google Forms for HIPAA Compliance?

by Hoala Greevy Founder CEO of Paubox

Can I use Google Forms for HIPAA Compliance? - Paubox

Customers and prospects often ask about Google Forms and its ability to be used a HIPAA compliant setting.

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.

SEE ALSO: Google & HIPAA Compliance: The Ultimate Guide

In previous posts, we’ve covered the following cloud solutions and their capabilities for HIPAA compliance:

The purpose of this post is to determine if Google Forms offers HIPAA compliance or not.

SEE ALSO: HIPAA Breaches and Cloud Providers

About Google Forms

Google Forms can be used to manage event registrations, create a quick opinion poll, and more.

Google 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 Google’s site and found a G Suite Administrator Help article called HIPAA Compliance with G Suite.

In the article, Google points out:

“Google offers a BAA covering Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive (including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms)…”

Does Google Forms Offer HIPAA Compliant Service?

The Business Associate Agreement is a key component to HIPAA compliance between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate.

Since Google offers a BAA that covers Google Forms, we conclude that Google Forms is a HIPAA compliant service.

It’s important to note however, you must sign a BAA with Google to be HIPAA compliant.

G Suite email isn’t HIPAA compliant out of the box.
Download the Quick Guide to HIPAA Compliant Email for free.

Conclusion: Google Forms is HIPAA Compliant. Make sure you sign a BAA with Google.

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