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The U.S. government has released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, designed to provide a roadmap to fight COVID-19 as the nation begins to move...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) review of The Joint Commission’s (TJC) hospital deeming renewal app...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDCs) PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app is designed to assist vaccination provid...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the list of certain underlying medical conditions that are associated with ...

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

The Joint Commission recently announced revisions to certain Hospice requirements, effective immediately. The revisions are applicable to hospices tha...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Home Health,
  • Hospice
FDA Updates
02/24/2022

The following is a listing of recent US Food and drug Administration updates and activities: Baxter Issues Urgent Safety Communication to Reinfo...

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

On March 13, 2020, by Proclamation 9994, the President declared a national emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Acco...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has recently published a new Quick Safety report addressing reprocessing of critical instruments and devices. According to TJC, e...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery
FDA Updates
02/18/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: BASE10 Genetics Recalls RNAstill MTM Specim...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
02/17/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Vyaire Medical Recalls Bellavista 1000 and 1000e ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
02/15/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Vyaire Medical Issues Voluntary Correction ...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is in the process of updating the ...

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

According to a new joint cybersecurity advisory, ransomware tactics and techniques continued to evolve in 2021, which demonstrates ransomware threat a...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

A new study highlighted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network reviews the causes of medication error...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Home Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to review the existing flexibilities, waivers, and survey guidance issued in response...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations