Skip to Main Content
IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps ( - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at

Status Submitted
Workspace Watson Assistant
Created by Guest
Created on May 29, 2019

HIPAA Compliant integration between Watson Assistant chat-bot and a Slack Channel

In the healthcare industry, privacy is beyond paramount and thus HIPAA compliance is a must and the fewer points of failure the better. That Is why having a complete integration of an HIPAA compliant IBM chat-bot with a Slack channel is crucial. events from Slack, without mentioning the bot/app name, must be processed by Watson Assistant which is currently not possible. 

  • Guest
    Apr 14, 2020

    I am not sure that slack bots are HIPAA compliant in the first place? We have HIPAA certification on premium instances in US East, but standard Slack instances are not HIPAA compliant. Only select instances on the enterprise grid can be. In these cases you can build your own HIPAA compliant orchestration if needed