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emPOWER Map 3.0 is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Prep...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures Act) mandates that Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issue “Guidance...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and patients, as well as veterinarians and animal owners, not t...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is clarifying expectations for providers, accrediting organizations, and surveyors abou...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released revised final guidance: “Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Zika Virus Tra...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is reporting a ...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced revisions to their standards related to Fluoroscopy services, effective January 1, 2019. The revisions a...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

Fagron Sterile Services is voluntarily recalling two (2) lots of Neostigmine Methylsulfate 5mL syringes to the user/hospital/clinic level. The sp...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising health care professionals not to use any Monsel’s Solution (ferric subsulfate 20%) ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
Sepsis
06/29/2018

In the United States, sepsis affects more than 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives each year. For every hour sepsis treatment is delayed, ...

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) is requiring a new element of performance (EP) effective January 1, 2019 applicable for all TJC-accredited hospitals a...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking information on how to address any undue regulatory impact and burden of the phy...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • National Institutes of Health
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is informing the public of the recall of Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products by Gaia Ethnobotanical...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. &...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published Quick Safety Issue 42 addressing the identification of human trafficking victims. The statistics ar...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics