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September is National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM), which is a collaborative effort between the National Counterintelligence and Security Ce...

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released updates to their Work Plan.  Audits of inte...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  • Office of Inspector General
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has launched a new feature on HHS.gov, titled Health Apps.  ...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
09/03/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Amiodarone HCl Injection USP and Tranexamic Acid Injection USP by Mylan: Recall...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on new and revised requirements for their Performance Improvement Chapter.  Comments w...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding clinicians seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Laura to maintain a ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
08/28/2020

FDA Updates: Stop Using Gowns, including Surgical Gowns from Laws of Motion PPE - Letter to Health Care Providers  ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2020-2021 Influenza vaccination recommendations. Routine annual influenza v...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/27/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR (canagliflozin): MedWatch Safety Alert - Boxe...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced regulatory changes for nursing homes, laboratories, and hospitals.  Accordin...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently announced that they are updating their survey protocols for nursing homes. In addition, TJC has implemented a virt...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

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

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  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/24/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: COVID-19 Update: New FDA Webpage on Pooled Sample Testing and Screening Testing...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons wi...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/20/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: SkinGuard24 – All Day Hand Sanitizer by SG24: Recall – Due to Prese...

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