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Is it safe to store patient data on Google Drive?

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Google drive

Many healthcare organizations are already using Google's G Suite. This includes Google Drive, which is a convenient platform for storing and sharing files.

Google supports HIPAA-compliance and many of its cloud services, including Google Drive, can be used without violating HIPAA Rules, however you will need to obtain "Business Associate Agreement (BAA). If you are using G Suite, you might already have one. You can Accept the HIPAA Business Associate Amendment here. Given Google offers a HIPAA-compliant secure storage option, it means Google Drive, in conjunction with PicSafe, can use used to help you comply with HIPAA and HITECH. Please see the HIPAA Compliance with G Suite and Cloud Identity page on their website for more detailed information.

A "G Suite Basic" account gives you 30GB of storage. This should be enough for roughly 6,000 photos. A "G Suite Business" account gives you unlimited storage.