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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new Health Advisory to update healthcare providers, public health departments, and t...

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

To address infant formula shortages in the wake of Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formulas, the U.S. Food and Dr...

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

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox...

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

The National Standards Group (NSG), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has created a new fact sheet about HIPAA...

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that laboratories perform a risk assessment before using a pneumatic tube sy...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab
FDA Updates
05/17/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Cortrak*2 Enteral Access System by Avanos M...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has specific guidelines for outpatient mental health visits that are delivered via telehealth. &nb...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Medical Office,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently posted a request regarding COVID-19 precautions during surveys. TJC is requesting that healthcare staff interactin...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals to the shortages of GE Healthcare’s iohexol and iodixanol, ...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new Health Update to provide clinicians and public health authorities with upda...

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  • FEMA,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

A collaboration from five medical organizations has recently published an update to recommendations for the prevention of central line-associated bloo...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
05/10/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: FDA Takes Important Steps to Improve Supply of In...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the launch of the Maternal Mental Health Hotline, a new, confidential, toll-free hotlin...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

As a part of the updated Joint Commission (TJC) standards for Long Term Care the agency has made some additions to the education topics that organizat...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and o...

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