Microsoft Teams for HIPAA-compliant Video Conferencing

The University now recommends the use of Microsoft Teams for those requiring HIPAA-compliant video conferencing options.

For Nursing faculty and staff not currently using Teams for virtual meetings that require HIPAA-compliance:

  • Zoom is not HIPAA-compliant. And therefore, cannot be used for tele-health visits or other meetings where protected health information (PHI) is discussed.
  • Zoom is still, and will continue to be, integrated into your Canvas courses and is still the recommended tool for teaching purposes, office hours, etc.
  • The Provost’s Office has decided not to pursue HIPAA-compliance for Zoom and therefore recommends the use of Teams for this purpose.
  • Teams is one of the many tools already available to all UT faculty and staff as part of our Office 365 accounts: https://office365.utexas.edu/teams-meetings

 

If you need to begin using Teams for your non-teaching-related virtual meetings, here’s how to begin:

 

Finally, please note that Zoom should still be used for teaching purposes both in and outside of Canvas. If you have questions about Zoom, email zoom@utexas.edu or click here https://zoom.its.utexas.edu/. Or contact me for one-on-one consultations.

Teams should be used for non-teaching situations where HIPAA-compliance is required. If you have questions or need assistance with Teams, please contact office365@austin.utexas.edu or click here https://office365.utexas.edu/teams-meetings.

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