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Is Google's AI Gemini HIPAA compliant?

Is Google's AI Gemini HIPAA compliant?

Gemini is an artificial intelligence system developed by Google designed to engage in natural, human-like conversations. 

Gemini allows end users to use generative artificial intelligence features to help write content, organize files, visualize information, accelerate workflows, and have more productive meetings. 

Is Gemini HIPAA compliant? Yes, based on our research, Gemini can be HIPAA compliant.


Will Gemini sign a business associate agreement (BAA)?

Yes, Google will sign a business associate agreement for Gemini, which can be reviewed here.


What does the Gemini BAA cover?

The Google BAA covers the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI), stating, "Gemini for Google Workspace can support HIPAA workloads. The HIPAA Included Functionality and the Google Workspace and Cloud Identity HIPAA implementation guide have been updated to reflect the inclusion of Gemini for Google Workspace."



Google's AI Gemini signs a BAA and is, therefore, HIPAA compliant.

Learn more: HIPAA Compliant Email: The Definitive Guide



What is a business associate agreement?

A business associate agreement (BAA) is a legally binding contract establishing a relationship between a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its business associates. The purpose of this agreement is to ensure the proper protection of personal health information (PHI) as required by HIPAA regulations.


What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets national standards for protecting the privacy and security of certain health information, known as protected health information (PHI).

HIPAA is designed to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ health information and to ensure that healthcare providers and insurers can securely exchange electronic health information. Violations of HIPAA can result in big fines and penalties for covered entities.


Who does HIPAA apply to?

HIPAA applies to covered entities, which include healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses. It also applies to business associates of these covered entities. These are entities that perform certain functions or activities on behalf of the covered entity.

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