Latest revision: May 1, 2016
A. Telehealth is the delivery of health care services using interactive audio and video technology, where the patient and the health care professional are not in the same physical location. During your telehealth consultation with a Treating Provider, details of your health history and personal health information may be discussed with you through the use of interactive video, audio and other telecommunications technology, and your Treating Provider may perform a physical examination through these technologies.
B. The telehealth Services you receive from Treating Providers are not intended to replace a primary care physician relationship or be your permanent medical home. You may form an ongoing treatment relationship with some Treating Providers. However, your initial visit with a Treating Provider will begin as a consultation (e.g. to determine the most appropriate treatment setting for you to receive care) and will not necessarily give rise to an ongoing treatment relationship. You should seek emergency help or follow-up care when recommended by a Treating Provider or when otherwise needed, and continue to consult with your primary care physician and other healthcare professionals as recommended. We may make arrangements for follow up care either through VoyagerMed or other healthcare providers. You will have direct access to customer support services to follow up on medication reactions, side effects or other adverse events. Among the benefits of our Services are improved access to healthcare professionals and convenience. However, as with any health service, there are potential risks associated with the use of telehealth. These risks include, but may not be limited to:
D. You can send messages to your Treating Provider by contacting VoyagerMed Customer Support at 1-212-470-4559. Emails or electronic messages to Customer Support or your Treating Provider may not be returned immediately. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
E. You may also be able to send written notes to Treating Providers or to Customer Support using a secure messaging portal within the Site (the “Messaging Portal”). Messages you send over the Messaging Portal may be viewed by more than one Treating Provider or Customer Support agent and will typically be answered within 48 hours. You should not rely on the Messaging Portal if you need immediate attention from a Treating Provider or other health care professional. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You understand and agree that messaging with Treating Providers over the Messaging Portal does not give rise to a provider-patient relationship, and does not by itself constitute treatment, diagnosis, therapy, or medical advice.
You acknowledge and agree that VoyagerMed does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is strictly a technology platform and infrastructure for connecting patients with independent third party Treating Providers, including physicians and other Treating Providers in the VoyagerMed network. You acknowledges and agree that the Treating Providers using the Site are solely responsible for and will have complete authority, responsibility, supervision, and control over the provision of all medical services, advice, instructions, treatment decisions, and other professional health care services performed, and that all diagnoses, treatments, procedures, and other professional health care services will be provided and performed exclusively by or under the supervision of Treating Providers, in their sole discretion, as they deem appropriate.
All physicians and surgeons on the Site hold professional licenses issued by the professional licensing boards in the states where they practice, hold doctoral degrees in either medicine or dentistry and many have undergone post-doctoral training. You can report a complaint relating to services provided by a Treating Provider by contacting the professional licensing board in the state where the services were received. In a professional relationship, sexual intimacy is never appropriate and should be reported to the board that licenses, registers, or certifies the licensee.
You can find the contact information for each of the state professional licensing boards governing medicine on the Federation of State Medical Boards website at
http://www.fsmb.org/state-medical-boards/contacts . Any clinical records created as a result of your use of the Site will be securely maintained by VoyagerMed on behalf of your Treating Provider(s) for a period that is no less than the minimum number of years such records are required to be maintained under state and federal law, and which is typically at least six years.
VoyagerMed devotes considerable effort to optimizing signal strength and diagnosis deficiencies but is not responsible for the internet or data bandwidth and signal of your mobile device.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on this Web site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office Web site, currently located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. In accordance with the DMCA, VoyagerMed has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to VoyagerMed, Inc., 747 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017.
Effective: January 14, 2014
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
Please review it carefully.
How is Patient Privacy Protected?
As the healthcare providers providing online medical services through VoyagerMed (the “Healthcare Providers”, “us”, “we”, “our”), we understand that information about you and your health is personal. Because of this, we strive to maintain the confidentiality of your health information. We continuously seek to safeguard that information through administrative, physical and technical means, and otherwise abide by applicable federal and state guidelines.
How do we use and disclose health information?
We use and disclose your health information for the normal business activities that the law sees as falling in the categories of treatment, payment and health care operations. Below we provide examples of those activities, although not every use or disclosure falling within each category is listed:
Treatment – We keep a record of the health information you provide us. This record may include your test results, diagnoses, medications, your response to medications or other therapies, and information we learn about your medical condition through the online services. We may disclose this information so that other doctors, nurses, and entities such as laboratories can meet your healthcare needs.
Payment – We document the services and supplies you receive when we are providing care to you so that you, your insurance company or another third party can pay us. We may tell your health plan about upcoming treatment or services that require prior approval by your health plan.
Health Care Operations – Health information is used to improve the services we provide, to train staff and students, for business management, quality improvement, and for customer service. For example, we may use your health information to review our treatment and services and to evaluate the performance of our staff in caring for you.
We may also use your health information to:
We may also use or disclose your personal or health information for the following operational purposes. For example, we may:
You may tell us that you do not want us to use or disclose your information for these two activities.
All other uses and disclosures, not previously described, may only be done with your written authorization. For example, we need your authorization before we disclose your medical information notes. We will also obtain your authorization before we use or disclose your health information for marketing purposes or before we would sell your information. You may revoke your authorization at any time; however, this will not affect prior uses and disclosures.
In some cases, state law may require that we apply extra protections to some of your health information.
What are the Healthcare Provider’s Responsibilities?
We are required by law to:
We reserve the right to change privacy practices, and make the new practices effective for all the information we maintain. Revised notices will be posted on the VoyagerMed website.
Do you have any Federal Rights?
The law entitles you to:
We may ask that you make some of these requests in writing.
What if I have a Complaint?
If you believe that your privacy has been violated, you may file a complaint with us or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. We will not retaliate or penalize you for filing a complaint with the facility or the Secretary.
To file a complaint with us or receive more information contact:
Phone: (212) 470-4559
Address: 747 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017
To file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services write to 200 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call 1-877-696-6775.
Who Will Follow This Notice?
This Notice describes the healthcare practices of:
Your personal care providers may have different policies or Notices regarding their use and disclosure of your health information created in their offices.
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Last revised May 1, 2016