Is Slack HIPAA compliant?

George Davidson
Jun 18, 2020

No, most Slack usage isn’t HIPAA compliant — but with a Slack Enterprise Grid Plan and a signed Business Associate Agreement (BAA), you can use Slack to send HIPAA-compliant messages and files.

HIPAA compliance only applies to the messaging and file transfer features of Slack, not any other Slack features. Slack cannot be used to communicate with patients, plan members, or their families or employers. With Slack Enterprise Grid, healthcare companies can integrate Slack with their existing medical records system to share and control medical data in a HIPAA-compliant manner.

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Business Associate Agreement

Yes

HIPAA Compliant

No

Product description

Slack is a communication tool that allows teams to get in touch via instant messaging. Team members can also share files and access productivity tools. Users can use direct messaging for private conversations or channels for group messaging.

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Readers should perform their own research before making the final decision. The information on the JotForm HIPAA Compliance Checker does not constitute official healthcare or legal advice. JotForm is not liable for any damage or liabilities arising out of or connected in any manner with this platform.

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