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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
Relevant To:
  • 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...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • 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...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • 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
Relevant To:
  • 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
Relevant To:
  • 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...

Sources:
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care

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

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission,
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • 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...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/01/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Becton Dickinson (BD) Recalls Alaris Infusion Pum...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2022 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Progres...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
11/28/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Antiseizure Medicines Keppra, Keppra XR, El...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a new memorandum with two EMTALA pre-survey reminders and references for use b...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General has issued a fraud alert for consumers about remote patient monitor...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/22/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Bayer Issues Voluntary Recall Nationwide of...

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