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The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued a clarification in response to recent changes made to surveys of psychiatric hospitals by the Centers for Medica...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission has approved changes to National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) for all accreditation programs. According to TJC, changes include e...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
01/23/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Certain GE Healthcare ...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the st...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has approved two new elements of performance and is implementing one new element of performance for their Advanced Certific...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Hospice
FDA Updates
01/21/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: FDA expands youth e-cigarette prevention campaign to in...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, H...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
01/17/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Statement from Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of FDA...

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

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations par...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
01/17/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: The FDA is Recommending Transition to Duodenoscopes wit...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated vaccine information statements (VISs) for adenovirus, anthrax,&nbs...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is informing healthcare providers that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has renewed...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory to notify clinicians that influenza activity remains high in th...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
01/14/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin): Drug Safety Communicati...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a streamlined survey and certification process for psychiatric hospitals. Accordin...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health