Community Guidelines

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our Community Management Team via the chat button at the bottom right of each page.

Please take a moment to take a look these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the Community Management Team. In order to preserve a climate that encourages a valuable dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.

THINGS WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT . . .

Sharing. We want to know what you are working on, thinking about, reading or discussing. Seriously – if it’s about your work and it’s on your mind, it’s interesting to us!

Questions. We don’t think that there is any question that is too obvious to ask. Often the simplest question is the most profound. Questions are triggers for others to share what they know – which they might not realize they know. If there is something you are curious about, pondering, don’t understand or want to hear from a peer – ask!

Knowledge. Knowledge and resources are great things. Unfortunately, expertise and lessons learned about improving healthcare are currently siloed. Help your peers and industry consolidate invaluable information. What seems simple to you may be a revelation to others. Don’t leave anyone to start from scratch.

Discussion. We grow and learn and do our best when we have others to bounce ideas off of. Did another member make a point you agree with? Don’t just nod your head, speak up! Jump in and share a comment. Maybe someone stated an approach that happens to have been unsuccessful for you in the past? It is ok to share a difference of opinion or experience. That may mean disagreeing – respectfully – with their ideas. You can do this in a supportive, comfortable way by prefacing an opinion with ‘In my experience…’ or ‘… has worked well for me’ or ‘I feel like…’ which leaves room for others to have different points of view. In either case, don’t be shy about getting involved.

Participation, input and feedback. Don’t see that great article about payment reform that you’re looking for? Think the community needs more on behavioral health? Make it happen! The more the merrier. Go ahead and share what you feel is missing.

Appropriate Placement. Please post your message or documents to the most appropriate lists or libraries. The community tone is disrupted by spam posts to several lists or libraries with the same message. Aim for your messages to add to the body of knowledge. We do reserve the right to reject any message for any reason. If you have questions about this, reach out!

THINGS WE DISCOURAGE . . .

Attacks. Attacking or singling out people by name for criticism (whether community members or not) does not help us move forward or learn more. We’ll give you two strikes for this type of thing and then, goodbye. While we encourage challenging each other, that is best done from a supportive vs critical position.

Sensitive Information. This is an open community (by name and by function). Please be aware of this when posting information about your work. Likewise, please do not share proprietary information that may be detrimental to others.

Naming Names. We are happy to discuss challenges and how to overcome them. To describe the challenge, it is not necessary to call out individuals involved by name. So don’t expose all the identifying details, others can help you solve the problem without knowing all the gory details.

Sales Pitches. Nobody likes a fox in a hen house. This community is for knowledge sharing, not sales pitches. So please do not post commercial messages on any discussion list, resource library entry, or other area where others might see it. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.

DISCUSSION GROUP ETIQUETTE

Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location.

State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.

Send messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me, too” to individuals–not to the entire list. Do this by using the “Reply to Sender” link to the left of every message.

Avoid sending administrative messages, such as remove me from the list. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings.

THE LEGAL STUFF

This site is provided as a service for the members of the HealthDoers Network. The HealthDoers Network is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by the HealthDoers Network or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the HealthDoers Network be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.

By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants the HealthDoers Network and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material. Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another’s business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade.

Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers. The HealthDoers Network does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of the HealthDoers Network we will take all appropriate action. The HealthDoers Network reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

PRIVACY POLICY

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We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

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While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.