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#STAYATHOME Google Meet video conferencing tool for free

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04 May #STAYATHOME Google Meet video conferencing tool for free

Working remotely while in quarantine poses unique communication challenges for organizations, causing the need to revise approaches for workflows and tools. Video conferencing solutions that are HIPAA compliant and user friendly have become of a primary need & use. 

 

Free & HIPAA compliant?

Many tech companies and platforms are responding to the increased need for video conferencing. Google announced last week that Meet, its video meeting tool for businesses, is now available for free to everyone. In addition, Google is also launching a new edition of G Suite.

 

This new G Suite edition is meant for small teams and includes access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheet, Slides and Meet, and is available for free until 9/30. Google’s “G” Suite Business Associate Agreement (“BAA”) covers Google Meet, making it a HIPAA compliant platform & service, as long as you digitally sign a BAA with Google.

 

How does it work?

You can chat and use Google Meet without any limitations & for free until September. You will need a Google account to participate in meetings. If you need help getting started, please visit Google help center page

 

As your teams of frontline caregivers continue to battle COVID-19 conditions, we want to take a moment to keep you informed of other important HIPAA news happening right now. We hope that you will find this update valuable in helping you protect the privacy, security, and integrity of your patient's health care information video conferencing.

 

Useful Links

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