VHQC is the Care Reinvention through Innovation Spread (CRISP) National Coordinating Center (NCC) for the CMS QIO Program.
The information provided on this site is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various topics related to health care. This information should not be used in place of consultation with a health care provider, and if the user has any questions regarding a particular condition or circumstance, she/he is encouraged to contact her/his health care provider. This site is provided as is without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. VHQC makes no representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy of any content on this site. VHQC makes no representations or warranties regarding the content of any Web sites to which this Web site may be linked or which may link to this site. These links are not intended and do not constitute endorsements of such sites by VHQC.
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As a condition to further access to and the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged by the user's access to and use of this Web site, the user hereby agrees that (1) VHQC is not providing medical, legal or ethical advice to users or arranging for the provision of medical, legal or ethical services to users; (2) the information displayed at this Web site may not be relied upon for any purpose or reason, including, without limitation, in connection with the delivery of medical care to individuals, and (3) in no event shall VHQC be liable for any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses arising out of or relating to the information displayed at this Web site or any use thereof, whether in contract or in tort, including, without limitation, any general, direct or indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, regardless of having been apprised of the possibility thereof.
The user acknowledges that she/he has read the foregoing, and agrees not to use this Web site in violation thereof, or in any illegal or proscribed manner.
If the user does not agree to the terms and conditions set forth above, as modified from time to time at VHQC 's discretion, the user should cease use of this Web site immediately.
Scope of These Terms
When we refer to ourselves as "we" or "VHQC," we mean our entire company.
We include a lot of information on QIONews.org, including articles, references, tools and editorial content. While we hope you find it helpful, you should remember that it is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice or to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified health care professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Please remember that our information is meant for adults, or for mature teenagers under parental supervision.
We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on QIONews.org. However, we don't offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our Web site. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It's your job to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide, together with your physician or another qualified health care professional. Some information on our site comes from you or from other users. We're not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, we're not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information on our Web site.VHQC sites do not accept or contain any paid or unpaid advertising of any kind. VHQC also does not link to commercial sites for any reason, including link exchanges.
Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we don't assume any responsibility for any Web sites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from our site.
We welcome your feedback on QIONews.org, you can use Contact link in the global navigation bar.
You may look at our Web site online, download individual articles to your personal or handheld computer for later reading, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself, your family, or friends. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all our other rights. Among other things, this means you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, put it on your own Web site, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. If your activities are noncommercial, you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval.
You may not use VHQC 's trademarks in any of the following ways:
- In any product name or publication title.
- Within or as part of your own trademarks.
- To identify any products or services.
- In a manner which will likely cause confusion.
- In a manner that implies that we sponsor, endorse or are otherwise connected with your own activities, products, or services.
- In a manner that disparages us.
Linking to Us
Usually, we don't mind if you have a simple link from your Web site to ours. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users. You aren't allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.
Information That You Put on Our Web Site
When you place materials or information on our Web site that are available publicly, you give us an irrevocable, perpetual license to use that information. For example, we have the right to display a comment that you post on one of our discussion boards for as long as we want. We will consider requests to remove information that you make publicly available on our Web site on an individual basis.
Laws That Govern This Agreement
VHQC controls the QIONews.org Web site from its offices within the State of Virginia in the United States of America. The Web site can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each state or country able to access the Web site may differ, by accessing the Web site both you and VHQC agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our Web site.
VHQC makes no representation that materials on this Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
By accessing materials on our Web site or registering you agree with all the terms and conditions of this agreement.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of our Web site constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. We will post any such changes in a timely manner, and draw your attention to any significant changes.
If you don't comply with these terms, we have the right to suspend or eliminate your account, and remove any information you have placed on our site. We may also take any legal action we think is appropriate. If your violation of this agreement causes harm to others, you agree to hold VHQC harmless against any liability for that harm.