Slack planning more healthcare plays, IPO filing suggests

Slack's IPO filing detailed its potential future HIPAA risks, indicating it sees a greater future presence in healthcare as a communication tool, according to Business Insider.

Slack's file-upload tool is currently HIPAA-compliant; however, direct messaging and channel communication is not yet in compliance, according to the report. Business Insider believes the tech firm will make moves to make its tools compliant in the coming months.

The tool's ubiquity among employers could make it a serious competitor in the healthcare communication space if it is able to reconcile its tools with HIPAA.

 

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