VCS is fully HIPAA compliant and has partnered with The Compliancy Group to ensure we maintain the highest level of protection for our panelists. Our database is maintained through a third-party system, RealTime CTMS. Every staff member at VCS, whether on the clinical staff or admin, has full HIPAA training prior to beginning work.
Any personal and/or medical information that is obtained in relation to your participation in a study will be kept confidential by Validated Claim Support. Our records are uniquely coded to protect your identity. Apart from medical emergencies and adverse events, full HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) privacy measures will be in effect. Your information will only be shared internally on a secure server or with an IRB (Institutional Review Board), and consulting physician as necessary on a given study. Sponsors will not have access to any of your personal information such as your name, medical history, etc.
Additionally, VCS will use the medical information in its database so that VCS may be able to contact you to participate in more studies in the future. Thus, your authorization to VCS to utilize the medical data information you’ve given has no end date. You got the right to have this authorization revoked so long as VCS hasn’t already used or relied on the information you gave for a study. At your written request, VCS will not contact you for future studies.
Only employees who ‘ve signed a confidentiality agreement are allowed to access the database. VCS doesn’t sell the identifying information in the database. Even if you take back your consent to participate in this study the Use of Personal Information authorization will remain in effect. VCS will maintain your information on a secure server and will not disclose it outside of the conditions noted above.