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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
MUSC Health
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:MUSC Health
Web address:http://www.muschealth.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct918967
Date of initial review: 31 Jul 2003
Validity of certificate26 Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Date of last visit05 Nov 2013

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Medical information on this site is reviewed and edited by MUSC's physicians and other medical staff, based on research and services available through the Medical University of South Carolina.
  (26 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Medical information on this site is reviewed and edited by MUSC's physicians and other medical staff, based on research and services available through the Medical University of South Carolina.
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
MUSChealth.com (http://www.muschealth.com) is the official Internet site for the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) of the Medical University of South Carolina. The purpose of the homepage is to provide a single point of entry to information about the services, physicians, departments and resources found within the Medical Center and its Affiliates.
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Audience:
The portals serve consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, job seekers and those interested in the educational and research programs
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For the collaborative platform:

The portals serve consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, job seekers and those interested in the educational and research programs
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Purpose of the website
The physicians and nurses who respond to inquiries provide information solely intended to educate and inform. Responses do not create a patient-physician relationship between the answering physician and the individual submitting the request.
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For the collaborative platform:

The physicians and nurses who respond to inquiries provide information solely intended to educate and inform. Responses do not create a patient-physician relationship between the answering physician and the individual submitting the request.
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
A detailed privacy policy is available on the website.
We are legally required to protect the privacy of this record containing your PHI. We collect or receive this information about your past, present or future health condition to provide health care to you, to receive payment for this health care, or to operate the hospital and/or clinics (...)
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For the collaborative platform:
A detailed privacy policy is available on the website.

We are legally required to protect the privacy of this record containing your PHI. We collect or receive this information about your past, present or future health condition to provide health care to you, to receive payment for this health care, or to operate the hospital and/or clinics (...)
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The medical content on the previous page was provided by StayWell Custom Communications and reviewed and edited by MUSC's expert faculty and staff.
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For the collaborative platform:

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer,
19752007, Featuring Tumors of the Brain and Other
Nervous System
(27 Apr 2011) - Link

Legal notices and all pages containing medical information are dated.
 
Page last updated: 02/10/2011

  (26 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated.

Posted on April 1st, 2011
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Email addresses, forms and phone numbers are available.
Contact Us page
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For the collaborative platform:
Email addresses, forms and phone numbers are available.

Contact Us page
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

Assistance is provided to individuals experiencing difficulty in accessing information on the website.
 
The MUHA homepage and portal pages have been designed to meet standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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For the collaborative platform:
Assistance is provided to individuals experiencing difficulty in accessing information on the website.

The MUHA homepage and portal pages have been designed to meet standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is funded solely by the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) and does not accept any advertising revenue.
  (26 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This site is funded solely by the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) and does not accept any advertising revenue.
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This site does not accept any advertising revenue.
  (26 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This site does not accept any advertising revenue.
(26 Apr 2011) - Link

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