AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center
Social Media Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions:
We welcome and encourage open discussion on AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical
Center’s social media sites - including but not limited to: our
blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pages and online story-sharing forums
- and look forward to any comments, stories and experiences you want to share.
We make reasonable efforts to monitor participation to ensure that you
stay on topic, are courteous, and avoid making offensive comments. Please
remember that information posted on any of our social media platforms
should not be considered medical advice and should not replace a consultation
with a health care professional.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call your local emergency
number. (In the United States, call 911.)
Please be aware that once you post something online, there is the potential
for thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of people to read your words.
As a result, we suggest that you exercise caution when posting medical
information on any of our social and digital media sites and that you
do not disclose personal identifiable information such as your location,
medical record number, financial information, etc.
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center stands by its mission statement, which
is “To provide a compassionate, high-quality healthcare to a culturally
diverse community.” This mission statement guides our social media
policies. AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center reserves the right to delete
comments that violate patient privacy, are abusive or off topic or that
contain foul language, spam or advertisements for commercial products.
Disagreements and feedback/criticism are welcome, but mutual respect is a must.
Our Privacy Policies
As an organization providing health care services, we are prevented by
law from publicly providing any information about our patients, even if
the information has already been disclosed by a patient, friends or family
members online (health information privacy is covered by the federal government’s
Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to in health care as HIPAA).
When patients wish to have AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center publicize
information about their care, we work with these patients to complete
a formalized written and signed authorization to address their concerns
before sharing a patient’s information with the public. In all other
situations, we place an absolute priority on rigorously adhering to our
discipline of preserving our patients’ privacy. This is a discipline
that we carefully follow no matter how eager individuals may be to receive
answers on social media.
The opinions and/or views expressed on AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center
social media platforms, including, but not limited to, our blogs, Facebook
and Twitter pages, YouTube, and online story-sharing forums, represent
the thoughts of individuals and online communities and not necessarily
those of AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center or any of its affiliates
or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, research staff,
medical staff or members of their respective boards of directors. The
opinions and views expressed on these pages do not in any way reflect
the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with
the site, the staff involved with maintaining the site or any members
of the site.
Use of AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center social media does not create
a physician-patient relationship with any AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical
Center medical professional. AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center’s
social media sites are made available with the understanding that the
content and service providers are not engaged in rendering medical, health,
psychological or any other kind of personal professional services through
these sites. Users should consult with a medical, health, or other competent
professional before taking any action or drawing any inferences based
upon the information accessed or viewed through the sites; any action
taken by a user in response to information obtained from a social media
site is at the user’s discretion. Nothing displayed on any AHMC
Anaheim Regional Medical Center social media site should be relied upon
to replace or overrule a licensed health care professional’s judgment
or clinical diagnosis.
Users are responsible for content submitted to social media sites. You
may not submit any material or content that infringes any patent, trademark,
copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party. You agree that you
will not violate any local, state, federal, and international laws and
regulations, including those related to copyright and other intellectual
property rights. You further agree that you will not submit any information that:
- is disruptive, threatening, abusive, profane, harassing, embarrassing,
defamatory, libelous, obscene, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise
objectionable, as solely determined by AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center;
- contains any product or service advertisements or endorsements;
- can be construed as political lobbying.
Users may not make any commercial use of any AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical
Center social media site or any content, code, data, or materials on or
available through AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center social media sites.
Users may not download, post, display, publish, copy, reproduce, distribute,
transmit, perform, broadcast, create derivative works, sell, or otherwise
exploit any content, code, data, or materials on or available through
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center social media sites. Users also agree
not to alter, edit, delete, remove or otherwise modify the meaning, appearance
or purpose of any content, code, data or materials on or available through
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center social media sites, including, but
not limited to, altering, obscuring or removing any trademarks, trade
names, logos, or other proprietary rights notices.
While AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center makes reasonable efforts to
monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms,
we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely
manner to online requests for information.
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center reserves the sole right to review,
edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including
but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by the moderator:
- Abusive or hurtful comments about a blogger or another participant;
- Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups,
pages, Web sites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated
with AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center;
- Comments that use foul language or "hate speech" (for example,
including but not limited to, racial, ethnic, or gender bashing language);
- Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (i.e., making negative
personal or untrue comments about a participant), instead of just criticizing
his/her posting, opinion or comments;
- Comments that violate the privacy of our patients and their families or
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center staff.
Information posted on AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center’s social
media sites is not intended to be medical advice and should not be considered
medical advice, nor is it intended to replace a consultation with a qualified
physician or other health care provider.
All links to other Web sites found linked from AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical
Center social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such
linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by AHMC Anaheim
Regional Medical Center and as such, AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center
is not responsible for the content of external Web sites.
By submitting content to any AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center social
media site, participants understand and acknowledge that this information
is available to the public, and that AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center
may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes.
Please note that other participants may use posted information beyond
the control of AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center If a participant does
not wish to have the information made available via the site used, published,
copied and/or reprinted, the participant should not post on the page.
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center may, without any liability to a participant,
disclose a participant’s communications and activities with AHMC
Anaheim Regional Medical Center social media in response to lawful requests
by governmental authorities, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or
for the protection of AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center’s rights.
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