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In response to the surging number of syphilis and congenital syphilis cases nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ann...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance to U.S. hospital and long-term ca...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Assisted Living,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

Between December 1, 2023 and January 23, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was notified of 23 confirmed U.S. cases of measles...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has collaborated with the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Securi...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
01/25/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Revised Draft Guidance: Conducting Remo...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a memorandum to clarify the definition of donor in the Organ Procurement Organ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced updates to the requirements for the Nursing Care Center Post-Acute Care Certification option. According to TJ...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

Since approval of RSV vaccines and the monoclonal antibody nirsevimab, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Admi...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comments from the field on proposed revisions to their “Infection Prevention and Control” (IC) chapt...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
01/18/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Certain ResMed Ltd Masks for BiPAP, CPAP Machines...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comments on proposed revisions to the “Infection Prevention and Control” (IC) chapter requirements f...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Home Health
FDA Updates
01/16/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Risks with Exactech Equinoxe Shoulder System with...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that infants younger than 6 months born to individuals that were vaccinated during ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) is conducting a field review for proposed revisions to the “Infection Prevention and Control” (IC) chapter requ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living
FDA Updates
01/12/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC Recalls Ivenix Larg...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations