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FDA Updates
07/21/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Pfizer Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has, renewed, effective July 20, 2021, the January 31, 2020, public health emergency (PHE) dete...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services and Dallas County Health and...

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

The U.S. Government has launched a new website to help public and private organizations defend against the rise in ransomware cases. StopRansomwa...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/15/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Potential Biocompatibility Concerns with Nu...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights most recent Cybersecurity Newsletter provides background and resources ...

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

According to a new Quick Safety Report issued by the Joint Commission (TJC), the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the many gaps in health care experienced b...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released the Uni...

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released updates and additional resources to assist health care organizations as they wor...

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  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

A November 2019 Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that Registered Nurses (RNs) didn’t always: Visit hospice patient...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospice

As StayAlert! has previously reported, Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a recall notice con...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care
FDA Updates
07/08/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and guidance: FDA Issues Final Guidance on Unique Device Id...

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

The CyberSecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently announced the creation of a catalog to document bad cybersecurity practice...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network receives weekly reports of COVID-19 data from Lon...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continue to respond to the recent supply-chain ransomware attack leveraging a vulnerability in Kase...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations