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The Joint Commission is revising Emergency Management Standard EM.03.01.03 for their Home Care accreditation program, effective July 1, 2021. This sta...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Home Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit provides information, recommendations, and reso...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/29/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Sunstar Americas Inc. Expands Voluntary Nat...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its recommendation for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in adol...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics
Happy Holidays
12/24/2020

The MCN Healthcare StayAlert! Team wishes you a peaceful, safe, and healthy Holiday Season!...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is tracking a known compromise involving SolarWinds Orion products that are currently be...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/23/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Cook Medical Recalls Flexor Check-Flo Intro...

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

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance on how the Health Insurance Portabilit...

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

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published the 2016-2017 HIPAA Audits Industry Report, ...

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

DNV GL has published an update for healthcare organizations accredited by DNV GL regarding changes to accreditation survey procedures during the ...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
12/17/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Penumbra’s Urgent Voluntary Recall of JET 7...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory to alert public health departments, healthc...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Federal Communications Commission advisory panel, Hospital Robocall Protection Group (HRPG), has issued a series of best practices aimed at combat...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vac...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proposing changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountabi...

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