Sookasa, a powerful tool for sharing Dropbox files in a HIPAA compliant manner

by Mohamed Elawad

There are many benefits of using cloud storage for Physicians as has been documented prior on iMedicalApps.

Dropbox is a cloud service that iMedicalApps is a big fan of and has featured on our recent 20 best free iPhone apps for medical professionals.


There are now websites and apps that enable users to share and stores files on Dropbox, whilst adhering to HIPAA compliance.


Sookasa is one such service that was recently launched. Its users are provided with an encrypted folder within their Dropbox account and can securely share and collaborate on files with others. Sharing can be limited by providing keys to access files. Additionally, access to files and folders can be deauthorized whether they are shared via Dropbox or email.

Sookasa is free for private use. Businesses are charged $100 and upwards and are granted advanced features.

Below are a few of the other clients that allow for HIPAA compliant cloud storage and/or sharing of files.

  • Box allows for HIPAA compliant cloud storage and business to build apps containing the Box API.
  • Doximity allows users to message, fax and send attachments to each other in a HIPAA secure manner.
  • TigerTextPro allows physicians to send messages to each other and share files through Dropbox while adhering to HIPAA principles



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3 Responses to Sookasa, a powerful tool for sharing Dropbox files in a HIPAA compliant manner

  1. Trey Swann ( October 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    There are thousands of medical residents who violate HIPAA every day as they use Evernote for various notes and tasks. It would be great to find a similar product that made Evernote HIPAA compliant.

    • Iltifat Husain, MD October 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      not really. Most residents use Evernote for personal notes. There is no reason to use evernote to input patient information. Thats a common misconception. I use evernote extensively in practice, and I only use it to take notes on medicine. I will sometimes input interesting cases I see, but I will never, ever, put any patient information or identifiers. That is how almost all residents use evernote.

  2. Tom Murphy October 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Try nCrypted Cloud ncryptedcloud to Protect Dropbox.

    It is free to consumers and paid subscription to Enterprises.

    No need to change the organization of your Dropbox (or the way you work) like other Dropbox Security applications. We let you operate directly on the folders in your Dropbox. We do NOT create a subfolder that you in turn need to move all of your data into.

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