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  Wishing you a joyous holiday season with peace and good health in the New Year! Happy Holidays from MCN Healthcare’s StayAlert! Tea...

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FDA Updates
12/22/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Philips North America LLC Recalls Panorama ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99, Health Care Facilities Code has been updated for 2024. While the Centers for Medicare & Medica...

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As StayAlert! reviewed last week, cybersecurity in healthcare is a growing issue that is getting increased focus from regulators. Cyber-attacks in the...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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FDA Updates
12/20/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Olympus Recalls Bronchofiberscopes and Bron...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Last week StayAlert! reported on the growing incidence of cyberattacks on healthcare organizations and the increasing likelihood that the health care ...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced next steps in the ongoing work to improve and enhance cybersecurity for health car...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to alert healthcare providers to low vaccination rates against influ...

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

The Joint Commission has announced a revision to the definition of suicide for the purposes of their Sentinel Event Policy, effective January 1, 2024....

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to notify healthcare providers and the public about an outbreak of R...

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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
FDA Updates
12/08/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Getinge Recalls CARDIOHELP Emergency Drive due to...

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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 urging healthcare organizations to address the active exploitation of a cybersecurity vuln...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses its Work Plan to identify projects, including OIG audit...

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  • Office of Inspector General
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  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care

The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) Toolkit helps hospitals improve patients' surgical experience by adopting ...

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  • The Joint Commission,
  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

Next week, December 4-8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza v...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • All Healthcare Organizations