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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
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...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

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

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

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

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/03/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Angiographic Guidewire Component by Medtronic Vas...

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Minnesota Department of Health, with assistanc...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On February 15, 2021, DNV Healthcare USA Inc. announced changes to their survey scheduling approach for NIAHO® accreditation surveys in hospitals,...

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  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/01/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Magellan Diagnostics Recalls LeadCare II, L...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/30/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, a...

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

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an Industrial Controls Systems (ICS) Medical Advisory on multiple vulnerabili...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the CY 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) proposed rule.  Accor...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Home Health,
  • Hospice