Welcome to the AMA Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) Collaboration Ecosystem

Thank you for joining the Integrated Health Model Initiative™ (IHMI). This collaborative, digital platform supports a continuous learning environment to enable interoperable technology solutions and care models that evolve with real-world use and feedback. You’ll have the tools to contribute to community discussions, submit clinical data elements, download our data model, and more.

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User Agreement

IHMI Collaborative Platform User Agreement


AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (“AMA”) IHMI COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM WEBSITE CLICK-THROUGH TERMS

Before using the IHMI Collaborative Platform website (referred to as the “Website”), please read the following terms and conditions carefully. Choosing the "Accept" option on your screen below acknowledges your acceptance of these terms and conditions (the “User Agreement”), in addition to your compliance with the additional terms and conditions incorporated by reference herein and the AMA’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct. If you do not accept the terms of this User Agreement, you will not be able to use the Website.  The AMA reserves the right to revise this User Agreement at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised User Agreement to the Website. Your use of the Website signifies your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained within the User Agreement posted at the time of your use.  If this User Agreement is being agreed to by a company or other legal entity, then the person agreeing to this User Agreement on behalf of that company or entity represents and warrants that he or she is authorized and lawfully able to bind that company or entity to this agreement.  You should print and retain a copy of this agreement for your records.

USE OF THE WEBSITE

The AMA seeks to enhance and promote collaboration around and seek adoption of its proprietary Integrated Health Model product, consisting of content, maps, blueprints, usage rules, pointers, defined relationships, reference sets, ontologies, methods, logical groupings, organizational structures, relationships and hierarchies (“IHM”), through dynamic, creative collaboration among authorized users of the Website in a manner consistent with the AMA’s mission to improve the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.  

While some features of the Website are provided at no charge, some features may require payment for subscription services associated with or in support of the use of IHM.

You promise that you will use the Website in good faith, will use your real name and only submit accurate information.  You will not sign up under a false name or with someone else's name, even with that person’s consent. You will not create an account on the Website using a false, fake, "throwaway" or temporary email address (such as those generated on sites like fakemailgenerator.com and mailinator.com). You will only use a real email address that delivers email to you. If you create an account using a social media account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn) you must use a social account that is legitimately held by you and that contains accurate information about you.

 You represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not subject to confidentiality restrictions, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights.

Note that your compliance with this User Agreement will make the Website more useful to its member base as a whole.  The AMA does not have the obligation to monitor use of the Website in compliance with the terms of this User Agreement, but it reserves at its sole discretion the right to cancel or delete your account (along with all corresponding content) if you do not comply with these terms.  Nothing herein shall be construed as establishing or constituting a partnership, agency or joint venture between you and the AMA as a result of your participation in or subscription to the Website.

PRIVACY TERMS

This section is meant to supplement the AMA Privacy Policy.  For more information on how the AMA collects, stores and uses your information, please read the AMA Privacy Policy.  Personal information you provide to the Website may include but is not limited to:

  1. Information that you enter into web forms, communities, or discussion groups on the Website, such as your profile information, status updates, opportunity listings, etc.;
  2. Information that you upload to the Website, including content and photos you upload to the Website; and
  3. Information that you authorize us to access from other AMA websites.

By default, the information you provide to the Website is visible only to you and other users of the Website.

You will not post any information about a person's medical condition, medical history or any other information that would constitute a violation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing regulations, as amended ("HIPAA"). To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless AMA and its affiliates, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, employees, agents, representatives, suppliers, advertisers, promotional partners and licensors from and against any and all liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, losses, claims, costs (including litigation costs), expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) arising from or in any way related to your violation of HIPAA.

We may communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Website or apps, messages to your Website mailbox, and other means available through the Website. Examples of these communications include, but are not limited to: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use the Website, new features, updates about other members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) subscription service communications - these will cover availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of the Website; (3) promotional communications. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences.

Any information you include in your profile may be viewed by other members of the Website.  If you participate in the group discussions featured on the Website, share content on your network update stream, or import a blog or other content, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other members in these forums, developers, and other third parties, including advertisers. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. Your contributions to groups are typically searchable on the Website. You can identify closed groups by the padlock icon next to the group name. You can remove your posts to groups at any time. However, others may have copied and used the information that you shared.


When you contact our customer support services, we may have to access your Website mailbox, groups and other contributions to the Website and collect the information we need to categorize your question, respond to it, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of this User Agreement or the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or Code of Conduct. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you. We do not use this information for advertising.

In order for us to improve your user experience and understand what features of the Website are most useful to our members, we collect information regarding how you use the Website.  This includes when and how often you log into the site, which links you click and how often, what information you look at on the Website and other usage metrics.  This information will only be shared with AMA employees, contractors and affiliates who have a reasonable need to know the information in order to improve your user experience and understand features of the Website that are most useful to you.

Whenever you use the Website, we automatically collect and store information in log files. These log files enable us to diagnose problems with the Website and keep it secure. We may also use this information to customize your experience on the Website (for example, by displaying relevant opportunities based on your location). Information that we collect can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The date and time you access the website
  • The IP address of your computer
  • Your operating system
  • Your web browser type and version
  • Which website you came from
  • What URLs you click on while on the Website
  • What URL you are directed to when you leave the Website
  • If you are viewing the Website on a mobile device, we record the mobile device type, operating system, mobile device identifier and browser type/version
  • If you have enabled location services, we may receive information about your physical location

The Website is operated by a third party, Medical Networking, Inc. (“Medstro”).  Medstro may have access to your information, including but not limited to, personal information you provide or upload to the Website, information that you authorize us to access from other websites, information we collect regarding how you use the Website, information you provide when you contact our customer support services and information we automatically collect and store as described in the paragraph above.  Additionally, we may employ other third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Website (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to AMA not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

We retain the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. We may retain your personal information or Contributions (defined below), content and other materials you post on the Website even after you have closed your account if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between members, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce the terms of this User Agreement or the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or Code of Conduct. We may retain personal information or Contributions, content and other materials post on the Website, for a limited period of time, if requested by law enforcement. Our customer service may retain information for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only, but we generally delete or de-personalize closed account data consistent with these terms.

You acknowledge that your use of the Website is voluntary.  You understand that the information you provide on the Website is visible to other members of the Website and could be used by them to infer other aspects of your life.  Additionally, other members of the Website can view any ideas, concepts, content, materials, notes, records, drawings, designs, logos, inventions, trade secrets, improvements, developments and discoveries you post to the Website.  Share what you feel comfortable with others viewing.  You can withdraw or modify your notification preferences, in accordance with the terms of this User Agreement, by changing your account settings under “Email Settings” in your profile.   The AMA does not endorse, promote or encourage (1) the organizations represented by the members of the Website or (2) the views or opinions of the members of the Website (or the organizations represented by those members). 

IHM LICENSE

To the extent you access IHM data files and/or related technical documentation through this Website, you hereby agree to the IHM License and Services Agreement, incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.  That agreement governs your use of the IHM and associated data files.

CONTRIBUTION AND CLINICAL VALIDATION PROCESS

In the event you contribute terminological or clinical content, modifications to content, bug fixes, maps, usage rules, pointers, defined relationships, reference sets, ontologies, methods, logical groupings, feedback, organizational structures, relationships or hierarchies to AMA via the website for consideration for inclusion in IHM (“Contributions”), you hereby agree to the terms of the License to Contributions via the IHMI Collaborative Platform, incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.

FEEDBACK

You understand and agree that the AMA shall be free to use and incorporate any and all suggestions, comments and other forms of general and specific feedback you contribute to the Website regarding AMA products and services, including IHM.  You claim no interest in or to the feedback you provide hereunder, including any intellectual property rights in the feedback, and AMA shall be free, without any obligation to you, to use and incorporate the feedback in its other products and services.

OWNERSHIP OF IHM

You acknowledge that, as between you and the AMA, the AMA retains all right, title, and interest in IHM, including all intellectual property rights therein.  Except for the limited license granted in the License and Services Agreement, you receive no right or interest in or to IHM.

CHANGES TO AMA’S TERMS OF USE APPLICABLE TO THE WEBSITE

The AMA’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct shall apply to your use of the Website in addition to the terms of this User Agreement.  However, certain provisions of the Terms of Use, are modified solely as they relate to the Website. 

Specifically, Section 18 (Warranties Disclaimed) of the Terms of Use, shall be expanded to include User-Generated Content (defined in Section 9 of the Terms of Use,) and IHM, as follows:

“18. Warranties Disclaimed. THE WEBSITE, USER-GENERATED CONTENT, IHM AND AMA CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." NEITHER THE AMA, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, OR TRUSTEES NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY "AMA PARTIES") PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (i) THE WEBSITE, IHM OR AMA CONTENT, OR ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY YOU, ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR NON-INFRINGING; (ii) ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; (iii) THE QUALITY OF IHM OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; OR (iv) AMA CONTENT OR IHM WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED OR ACCESSIBLE ON THE WEBSITE. ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.”

Additionally, Section 19 (Limitation of Liability) of the Terms of Use, shall also be expanded to include User-Generated Content (defined in Section 9 of the Terms of Use,) and IHM, as follows:

“19. Limitation of Liability. THE AMA PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, AND DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY, FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH, AS A RESULT OF, OR ARISING (i) OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE USER GENERATED CONTENT, IHM, WEBSITE AND/OR ANY AMA CONTENT; (ii) FROM ANY INTERRUPTION IN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE, IHM AND/OR AMA CONTENT; (iii) FROM ANY LOSS OF DATA AND/OR FROM ANY EQUIPMENT FAILURE; (iv) OUT OF THE PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE GOODS, CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE, OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE; (v) FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (vi) FROM STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; (vii) FROM ANY DELAY OR FAILURE OF THE WEBSITE ARISING OUT OF CAUSES BEYOND THE AMA'S CONTROL; (viii) OUT OF THE USE OF, REFERENCE TO, OR RELIANCE ON, THE AMA CONTENTOR IHM; (ix) OUT OF ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THE WEBSITE (x) OUT OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, AND/OR QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OR ADVERTISED ON THIRD PARTY WEBSITES; OR (xi) OUT OF ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE , IHM OR AMA CONTENT.”

Lastly, Section 21 (Indemnification) of the Terms of Use shall also be expanded to include User-Generated Content (defined in Section 9 of the Terms of Use), IHM and Contributions as follows:

“21. Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the AMA Parties from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to User-Generated Content or Contributions or your use of the Website, IHM and/or AMA Content, a violation by you of these Terms of Use, or any other actions connected with your use of the Website, IHM and/or AMA Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees. The AMA will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to the AMA Parties other than under this Section.”

The remaining provisions of the Terms of Use shall apply unmodified to your use of the Website. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or Code of Conduct, as the case may be. To the extent that there is a conflict between this User Agreement and the Terms of Use, this User Agreement shall govern.

 

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