Anyone using Zoom for telehealth? Do you have a BAA? In their literature they claim it's not needed under the conduit exception and explain all the security measures in place. However, if you want a BAA they will gladly charge you lots of money for their Zoom for Healthcare version but it looks to me like the only security changes are on the user end, which you can do with the regular subscription plan and price.
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Same with us we have a BAA negotiated pre-COVID
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Thanks for the replies....curious...if they claim HIPAA under the conduit exception, why the BAA? Did you have to subscribe to the Zoom for Healthcare version to get a BAA?
I believe Zoom started signing BAA's in 2015 (under the healthcare platform) because the OCR stated an opinion that these type of audio-video platforms for telehealth were not just "conduits". Zoom without the BAA would therefore not be HIPAA compliant.
Thanks to those who provided some input and answers to my Zoom question. Frank – thanks for summing that up. That's exactly the position I thought we were in...using Zoom under the current enforcement discretion and exploring options and a BAA.