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The Joint Commission (TJC) recently released a new FAQ about standard IC.07.01.01, which requires hospitals and critical access hospitals to implement...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to inform stakeholders about potential disrupted access to care amon...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), America’s Poison Centers, and state and local par...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Rural Health Clinics

As a part of an initiative from the Biden Administration to combat the increasing threats from cybersecurity attacks the White House has announced a n...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Critical Access Hospitals
FDA Updates
06/12/2024

The following is a listing of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA MedWatch - Medline Recalls Sub-G Endotracheal ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has updated its position about texting to communicate patient information and orders. According to TJC, accredited healthca...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published a new educational campaign as a part of their Speak Up™ series. Speak Up™ About Your Medications,...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) has opened a field review to get feedback on proposed revisions to the “Infection Prevention and Control” (IC) ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient
FDA Updates
06/07/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Medtronic Recalls StealthStation S8 Application V...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published an update to the frequently asked questions ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has opened a field review to get feedback on proposed revisions to the “Infection Prevention and Control” (IC) chapte...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a settlement with Englewood Ear Nos...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
05/31/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration activities and updates: Docetaxel Injection USP, by Sagent Pharmaceutical...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlights safety findings for two resp...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission recently announced the revision of two elements of performance (EPs) for their Hospice accreditation program, effective July 1, 2...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Hospice