• Terms of Service

Welcome to the Health Quality Innovators’ website (DBA the Health Quality Innovation Network)). By using our website, you agree to the following terms of use, which constitute an agreement between HQIN and you. We may change these terms from time to time. You will always be able to view the most current version by clicking on a link at the bottom of any page on our site.


The information provided on this site is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various topics related to health care. This information should not be used in place of consultation with a health care provider, and if the user has any questions regarding a particular condition or circumstance, she/he is encouraged to contact her/his health care provider. This site is provided as is without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. HQIN makes no representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy of any content on this site. HQIN makes no representations or warranties regarding the content of any websites to which this website may be linked or which may link to this site. These links are not intended and do not constitute endorsements of such sites by HQIN.

HQIN does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this website.

As a condition to further access to and the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged by the user’s access to and use of this website, the user hereby agrees that (i) HQIN is not providing medical, legal or ethical advice to users or arranging for the provision of medical, legal or ethical services to users; (ii) the information displayed at this website may not be relied upon for any purpose or reason, including, without limitation, in connection with the delivery of medical care to individuals, and (iii) in no event shall HQIN be liable for any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses arising out of or relating to the information displayed at this website or any use thereof, whether in contract or in tort, including, without limitation, any general, direct or indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, regardless of having been apprised of the possibility thereof.

​The user acknowledges that she/he has read the foregoing and agrees not to use this website in violation thereof, or in any illegal or proscribed manner.​

If the user does not agree to the terms and conditions set forth above, as modified from time to time at HQIN‘s discretion, the user should cease use of this website immediately.

Scope of These Terms

​These terms of use apply to your use of our hqin.org website. When you leave our website and go to another websites (whether controlled by us or by a third party), different terms may apply.​

Hqin.org is owned and operated by Health Quality Innovators. When we refer to ourselves as “we” or “HQIN,” we mean our entire company.

Our Information

We include a lot of information on hqin.org, including articles, references, tools and editorial content. While we hope you find it helpful, you should remember that it is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice or to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified health care professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Please remember that our information is meant for adults, or for mature teenagers under parental supervision.

​We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on hqin.org. However, we don’t offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our website. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It’s your job to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide, together with your physician or another qualified health care professional. Some information on our site comes from you or from other users. We’re not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, we’re not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information on our website. HQIN sites do not accept or contain any paid or unpaid advertising of any kind. HQIN also does not link to commercial sites for any reason, including link exchanges.

​Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we don’t assume any responsibility for any websites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from our site.

​We welcome your feedback on hqin.org. Contact us to share your suggestions.


​You may look at our website online, download individual articles to your personal or handheld computer for later reading, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself, your colleagues, your staff, your family or friends. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all our other rights. Among other things, this means you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, put it on your own websites, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission. Contact us for more information.


All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. If your activities are noncommercial, you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval.​

You may not use HQIN’s trademarks in any of the following ways:

  • In a non-HQIN product name or publication title
  • Within or as part of your own trademarks
  • To identify non-HQIN products or services
  • In a manner which will likely cause confusion
  • In a manner that implies that HQIN sponsors, endorses or is otherwise connected with your own activities, products, or services
  • In a manner that disparages HQIN

Linking to Us

Usually, we don’t mind if you have a simple link from your website to ours. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users. You aren’t allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

Information That You Put on Our Website

When you place materials or information on our website that are available publicly, you give us an irrevocable, perpetual license to use that information. For example, we have the right to display a comment that you post on one of our discussion boards for as long as we want. We will consider requests to remove information that you make publicly available on our website on an individual basis.

Laws That Govern This Agreement

Health Quality Innovators controls the hqin.org website from its offices within the State of Virginia in the United States of America. The website can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each state or country may differ, by accessing this website both you and HQIN agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our website.

HQIN makes no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Acceptance Procedure

By accessing materials on our website or registering, you agree with all the terms and conditions of this agreement. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of our website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. We will post any such changes in a timely manner and draw your attention to any significant changes.

Privacy Policy

Because we are in the health care industry, we pay special attention to privacy issues. The purpose of our privacy policy is to identify the information we may collect about you, describe the uses we may make of your information and the security measures we take to protect it, and discuss your options for controlling your information. You can review our privacy policy for hqin.org here.​


​If you don’t comply with these terms, we have the right to remove any information you have placed on our site. We may also take any legal action we think is appropriate. If your violation of this agreement causes harm to others, you agree to hold HQIN harmless against any liability for that harm.

Questions or Concerns about Our Terms of Use

For questions or concerns about these terms of use, please contact us at: 804-289-5320.