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FDA Updates
02/24/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Updated Recommendations for Certain Medtronic Ele...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on a proposed rewrite of the restraint, seclusion, and physical holding standards in the be...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued two Reports to Congress on Health Insurance Portability and Accounta...

Sources:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced several revisions to requirements for their Hospital and Critical Access Hospital accreditation programs, eff...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Joint Commission has announced proposed revisions to its Emergency Management (EM) Chapter for the Laboratory accreditation programs. The pla...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance for hospitals and critical access hospitals regarding texting of patient i...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
02/15/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Philips Recalls BrightView Imaging Systems Due to...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In January 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a list of  vulnerabilities to the health sector that require atten...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In October 2023, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that people 18 years and older who are at risk or potential risk for mpo...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office f...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is reporting that in 2023 over 134 million individuals were...

Sources:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
02/07/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Cardinal Health Issues Medical Device Recal...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently released an evidence report addressing deprescribing, an emerging clinical practice aimed at r...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new dashboard to monitor acute respiratory illness (ARI) in children ages 0-1...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
02/01/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC Recalls Atrium Express...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations