Code of Conduct for Users of AmericanEHR Partners


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Interactive sections of the website are constantly monitored to ensure relevance of discussion items. Contributors to the Blog are asked to be constructive in their postings. The objective of AmericanEHR Partners is to foster the sharing of information to advance the adoption of Electronic Health Records and related healthcare technology. If postings are felt to be inappropriate, they will be removed, and the individual who posted the offending comment may be blocked from future postings.

Community Features & Commenting

The following categories of users are entitled to post comments to the AmericanEHR Community Discussion Forums, Activity Feeds and other interactive areas:

Anonymous postings or the use of pseudonyms are not permitted in the AmericanEHR Community Discussion Forums, Activity Feeds and other interactive areas of the website. All verified users who make comments on the website or participate in discussions will be identified by salutation, first name, last name, organization/practice, society and/or specialty. Site members are publicly accountable for their personal conduct on AmericanEHR, and should refrain from using profanity, defamatory remarks, making threats, or from discussing any form of litigation. AmericanEHR Partners reserves the right to withhold publication or remove any postings that are felt to be inappropriate. The individual who posted the offending comment may be blocked from future postings.

AmericanEHR Blog

The following categories of users are entitled to post comments to the AmericanEHR Blog(s):


The following categories of users are not entitled to post comments to the AmericanEHR Blog(s):



Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy


The purpose of a Conflict of Interest disclosure is to provide readers of published content with information about the author’s interests that have the potential to influence the content they create. A standard Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Policy will apply to individuals who are selected to author Blogs; individuals who participate in the AmericanEHR Podcasts as roundtable participants or interviewed guests; individuals who submit manuscripts or opinion pieces to be considered for publication on the AmericanEHR Partners website; and Peer Reviewed articles submitted for publication.


The following represents the types of relationships that the author or submitter is required to declare under the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy:


Special Considerations for Users of EHRs


It is clearly recognized that certain contributors/authors may be users of EHRs: