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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a large-scale procurement of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -authorized rapi...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
07/20/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA activities and updates: GlideScope Core One TouchSmart Cable (“OneTouch cable”) by Verathon...

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

The Joint Commission is announcing a name change to their Behavioral Health Care (BHC) Accreditation program. To better reflect the scope of the progr...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Behavioral Health

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as of July 15, 2020, hospitals should no longer report Covid-19 data to the Center for ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health have launched the Heroes Health Initiative to help support the mental health of first respond...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued updated interim COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendati...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/14/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Endologix Issues Correction Notice for Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System ...

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

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department), ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Behavioral Health
FDA Updates
07/13/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA activities and updates: Several Companies Voluntarily Recall Extended Release Metformin FDA Iss...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/10/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Home-Use Blood Glucose Meters Used in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities D...

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

The Joint Commission has initiated virtual surveys for certain survey activities for home care organizations.  A rapidly expanding tool, virtual ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Home Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued updated interim COVID-19 infection control recommendations for healthcare pe...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/08/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg and 1000 mg by Lup...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed with the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Informa...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/06/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA Updates Question-and-Answer Appendix in Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Tri...

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