By creating an account with VideoHab you agree to the following statements and policies.
- VideoHab is not responsible for any damages or health related injuries that may have occurred when performing any activities which were instructed by a licensed Professional or other individual through the use of the VideoHab web based application.
- VideoHab is not intended to be in any way, a replacement for in-person rendered Physical Therapy or any other rehabilitative type of treatment, but rather an informational adjunct for home exercise programs throughout the course and continuum of care.
- VideoHab will not share any identifiable private health related information to any third parties other then VideoHab’s administrative team who may see videos or patient account related information in order to ensure proper technical support.
- VideoHab will not sell any private health related information to a 3rd party unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon at a later point in time.
- VideoHab is secured with SSL 228 data encryption for transmitted data throughout the application, however there may be certain aspect of VideoHab which are not 100% HIPAA compliant, and therefore all users on VideoHab should NOT UPLOAD ANY DATA THAT ANY USER MAY CONSIDER PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION OR INDIVIDUALLY IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION.
- VideoHab is intended to allow Physical Therapy clients the ability to see their exercises along with instructions on how to properly perform their exercises along with the ability to track their progress. Only the bare minimum amount of data needed to perform those duties should be stored in VideoHab.
- Client and or patient names should be exchanged for code-names when creating accounts, for example. Client Joe Smith, SJoe.
- Emailed exercise reminders are not intended to share any private health related information but rather provide a simple way of reminding users to log in to their account to perform any exercises they may have assigned.
- VIDEOHAB IS INTENDED FOR USE BY LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ( PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS, CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS, OSTEOPATHIC AND ALLOPATHIC MEDICAL PHYSICIANS, PODIATRISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, etc.). ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO ATTEMPTS TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT FRAUDULENTLY AS A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFRESSIONAL WITH THE INTENT OF PROVIDING SERVICES TO CLIENTS/PATIENTS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
- The above policies are subject to change as deemed necessary by the VideoHab administrative team.
HIPAA Terms and Conditions
WHEREAS, Covered Entity possesses Individually Identifiable Health Information that is protected under HIPAA (as hereinafter defined) and the HIPAA Regulations (as hereinafter defined), and is permitted to use or disclose such information only in accordance with HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations;
WHEREAS, Data User performs certain Activities (as hereinafter defined);
WHEREAS, Covered Entity wishes to disclose a Limited Data Set (as hereinafter defined) to Data User for use by Data User in performance of the Activities (as hereinafter defined);
WHEREAS, Covered Entity wishes to ensure that Data User will appropriately safeguard the Limited Data Set in accordance with HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations; and
WHEREAS, Data User agrees to protect the privacy of the Limited Data Set in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations;
NOW THEREFORE, Covered Entity and Data User agree as follows:
1. Definitions. The parties agree that the following terms, when used in this Agreement, shall have the following meanings, provided that the terms set forth below shall be deemed to be modified to reflect any changes made to such terms from time to time as defined in HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations.
a. “HIPAA” means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191.
b. “HIPAA Regulations” means the regulations promulgated under HIPAA by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, including, but not limited to, 45 C.F.R. Part 160 and 45 C.F.R. Part 164.
c. “Covered Entity” means a health plan (as defined by HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations), a health care clearinghouse (as defined by HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations), or a health care provider (as defined by HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations) who transmits any health information in electronic form in connection with a transaction covered by the HIPAA Regulations.
d. “Individually Identifiable Health Information” means information that is a subset of health information, including demographic information collected from an individual, and;
(1) is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, employer, or health care clearinghouse; and
(2) relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual; and
a) that identifies the individual; or
b) with respect to which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual.
e. “Protected Health Information” or “PHI” means Individually Identifiable Health Information that is transmitted by electronic media; maintained in any medium described in the definition of the term electronic media in the HIPAA Regulations; or transmitted or maintained in any other form or medium. Protected Health Information excludes Individually Identifiable Health Information in education records covered by the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act, as amended, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, and records described at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(a)(4)(B)(iv).
2. Obligations of Covered Entity.
a. Limited Data Set. Covered Entity agrees to disclose the following Protected Health Information to Data User: (the “Limited Data Set”). Such Limited Data Set shall not contain any of the following identifiers of the individual who is the subject of the Protected Health Information, or of relatives, employers or household members of the individual: names; postal address information, other than town or city, State, and zip code; telephone numbers; fax numbers; electronic mail addresses; social security numbers; medical record numbers; health plan beneficiary numbers; account numbers; certificate/license numbers; vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers; device identifiers and serial numbers; Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs); Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers; biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints; and full face photographic images and any comparable images.
3. Obligations of Data User.
a. Performance of Activities. Data User may use and disclose the Limited Data Set received from Covered Entity only in connection with the performance of the [research activities] [public health activities] [health care operations] [provided in Exhibit A attached to this Agreement] [provided under _________ Agreement] (the “Activities”). Data User shall limit the use or receipt of the Limited Data Set to the following individuals or classes of individuals who need the Limited Data Set for the performance of the Activities:
b. Nondisclosure Except As Provided In Agreement. Data User shall not use or further disclose the Limited Data Set except as permitted or required by this Agreement.
c. Use Or Disclosure As If Covered Entity. Data User may not use or disclose the Limited Data Set in any manner that would violate the requirements of HIPAA or the HIPAA Regulations if Data User were a Covered Entity.
d. Identification Of Individual. Data User may not use the Limited Data Set to identify or contact any individual who is the subject of the PHI from which the Limited Data Set was created.
e. Disclosures Required By Law. Data User shall not, without the prior written consent of Covered Entity, disclose the Limited Data Set on the basis that such disclosure is required by law without notifying Covered Entity so that Covered Entity shall have an opportunity to object to the disclosure and to seek appropriate relief. If Covered Entity objects to such disclosure, Data User shall refrain from disclosing the Limited Data Set until Covered Entity has exhausted all alternatives for relief.
f. Safeguards. Data User shall use any and all appropriate safeguards to prevent use or disclosure of the Limited Data Set other than as provided by this Agreement.
g. Data User’s Agents. Data User shall not disclose the Limited Data Set to any agent or subcontractor of Data User except with the prior written consent of Covered Entity. Data User shall ensure that any agents, including subcontractors, to whom it provides the Limited Data Set agree in writing to be bound by the same restrictions and conditions that apply to Data User with respect to such Limited Data Set.
h. Reporting. Data User shall report to Covered Entity within [ ____ hours] of Data User becoming aware of any use or disclosure of the Limited Data Set in violation of this Agreement or applicable law.
4. Material Breach, Enforcement and Termination.
a. Term. This Agreement shall be effective as of the Agreement Effective Date, and shall continue until the Agreement is terminated in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.c. [or the ___________ Agreement between the parties terminates].
b. Covered Entity’s Rights of Access and Inspection. From time to time upon reasonable notice, or upon a reasonable determination by Covered Entity that Data User has breached this Agreement, Covered Entity may inspect the facilities, systems, books and records of Data User to monitor compliance with this Agreement. The fact that Covered Entity inspects, or fails to inspect, or has the right to inspect, Data User’s facilities, systems and procedures does not relieve Data User of its responsibility to comply with this Agreement, nor does Covered Entity’s (1) failure to detect or (2) detection of, but failure to notify Data User or require Data User’s remediation of, any unsatisfactory practices constitute acceptance of such practice or a waiver of Covered Entity’s enforcement or termination rights under this Agreement. The parties’ respective rights and obligations under this Section 4.b. shall survive termination of the Agreement.
c. Termination. Covered Entity may terminate this Agreement:
(1) immediately if Data User is named as a defendant in a criminal proceeding for a violation of HIPAA or the HIPAA Regulations;
(2) immediately if a finding or stipulation that Data User has violated any standard or requirement of HIPAA, the HIPAA Regulations, or any other security or privacy laws is made in any administrative or civil proceeding in which Data User has been joined; or
(3) pursuant to Sections 4.d.(3) or 5.b. of this Agreement.
d. Remedies. If Covered Entity determines that Data User has breached or violated a material term of this Agreement, Covered Entity may, at its option, pursue any and all of the following remedies:
(1) exercise any of its rights of access and inspection under Section 4.b. of this Agreement;
(2) take any other reasonable steps that Covered Entity, in its sole discretion, shall deem necessary to cure such breach or end such violation; and/or
(3) terminate this Agreement immediately.
e. Knowledge of Non-Compliance. Any non-compliance by Data User with this Agreement or with HIPAA or the HIPAA Regulations automatically will be considered a breach or violation of a material term of this Agreement if Data User knew or reasonably should have known of such non-compliance and failed to immediately take reasonable steps to cure the non-compliance.
f. Reporting to United States Department of Health and Human Services. If Covered Entity’s efforts to cure any breach or end any violation are unsuccessful, and if termination of this Agreement is not feasible, Covered Entity shall report Data User’s breach or violation to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Data User agrees that it shall not have or make any claim(s), whether at law, in equity, or under this Agreement, against Covered Entity with respect to such report(s).
g. [OPTION: Return or Destruction of Records. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Data User shall return or destroy, as specified by Covered Entity, the Limited Data Set that Data User still maintains in any form, and shall retain no copies of such Limited Data Set. If Covered Entity, in its sole discretion, requires that Data User destroy the Limited Data Set, Data User shall certify to Covered Entity that the Limited Data Set has been destroyed. If return or destruction is not feasible, Data User shall inform Covered Entity of the reason it is not feasible and shall continue to extend the protections of this Agreement to such Limited Data Set and limit further use and disclosure of such Limited Data Set to those purposes that make the return or destruction of such Limited Data Set infeasible.]
h. Injunctions. Covered Entity and Data User agree that any violation of the provisions of this Agreement may cause irreparable harm to Covered Entity. Accordingly, in addition to any other remedies available to Covered Entity at law, in equity, or under this Agreement, in the event of any violation by Data User of any of the provisions of this Agreement, or any explicit threat thereof, Covered Entity shall be entitled to an injunction or other decree of specific performance with respect to such violation or explicit threat thereof, without any bond or other security being required and without the necessity of demonstrating actual damages. The parties’ respective rights and obligations under this Section 4.h. shall survive termination of the Agreement.
i. Indemnification. Data User shall indemnify, hold harmless and defend Covered Entity from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs and other expenses resulting from, or relating to, the acts or omissions of Data User in connection with the representations, duties and obligations of Data User under this Agreement. The parties’ respective rights and obligations under this Section 4.i. shall survive termination of the Agreement.
5. Miscellaneous Terms.
a. State Law. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to require Data User to use or disclose the Limited Data Set without a written authorization from an individual who is a subject of the PHI from which the Limited Data Set was created, or written authorization from any other person, where such authorization would be required under state law for such use or disclosure.
b. Amendment. Covered Entity and Data User agree that amendment of this Agreement may be required to ensure that Covered Entity and Data User comply with changes in state and federal laws and regulations relating to the privacy, security, and confidentiality of PHI or the Limited Data Set. Covered Entity may terminate this Agreement upon [ ____ days] written notice in the event that Data User does not promptly enter into an amendment that Covered Entity, in its sole discretion, deems sufficient to ensure that Covered Entity will be able to comply with such laws and regulations.
c. No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing express or implied in this Agreement is intended or shall be deemed to confer upon any person other than Covered Entity and Data User, and their respective successors and assigns, any rights, obligations, remedies or liabilities.
d. Ambiguities. The parties agree that any ambiguity in this Agreement shall be resolved in favor of a meaning that complies and is consistent with applicable law protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of PHI and the Limited Data Set, including, but not limited to, HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations.
e. Primacy. To the extent that any provisions of this Agreement conflict with the provisions of any other agreement or understanding between the parties, this Agreement shall control with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.
i The parties should specify the protected health information that will be included in the Limited Data Set.
ii See 45 C.F.R. § 164.514(e). Exhibit A should specify the research activities, public health activities, or health care operations for which Data User may use the Limited Data Set. Alternatively, the Agreement may reference the description of activities set forth in an underlying agreement. In either case, this Agreement may not authorize Data User to use or further disclose the information in a manner that would violate the requirements of HIPAA and the HIPAA Regulations if done by Covered Entity. 45 C.F.R. § 164.514(e)(4)(ii)(A). If Data User may receive certain types of sensitive information accorded special protection under state laws, Covered Entity should modify this Agreement to meet the requirements of those laws.
iii Covered Entity and Data User should specify the individuals who are permitted to use or disclose the Limited Data Set under the Agreement. 45 C.F.R. § 164.514(e)(4)(ii)(B).
iv Covered Entity may wish to fill in and include the bracketed language to make this Agreement terminate when an underlying agreement with Data User terminates. Covered Entity may also wish to consult with legal counsel about whether to add language to make the underlying agreement terminate when this Agreement terminates. Such provisions should be addressed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the underlying agreement is properly terminated (which may depend upon the provisions in that agreement) when this Agreement terminates.
v This provision regarding the return or destruction of records after termination of the Agreement is not required under the Privacy Rule. Covered Entity should decide, as a matter of business practice and on a case-by-case basis, whether this provision would be appropriate in light of the specific relationship between Covered Entity and Data User.