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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
Web address:http://healthit.ahrq.gov/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct656473
Date of initial review: 02 Sep 2010
Validity of certificate02 Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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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.

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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
Our Experts
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
AHRQ Mission

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

AHRQ's Customers

Clinicians and other health care providers, such as hospitals.
Consumers and patients.
Health care policymakers at the Federal, State, and local levels.
Purchasers and payers, such as employers and public and private insurers.
Other health officials, such as hospital systems and medical school faculty.
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
Information on this Web site is only intended as general summary information that is made available to the public. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or to take the place of either the written law or regulations.
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
AHRQ Privacy Policy Notice
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
What to Ask Before Surgery
By Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

Jan 16 2008
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Reference on this Web site to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, company, or trademark does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government, HHS, or AHRQ. As an agency of the U.S. Government, AHRQ cannot endorse or appear to endorse any specific commercial products or services.

  (26 Apr 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Government.
  (02 Sep 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
When visiting our Web site, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other Web sites you visited or by third-party software installed on your computer. AHRQ and HHS do not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.

  (26 Apr 2012) - Link

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