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Hospital Safety Insider: 2021 Archive
[Previous Year - 2020

August 05, 2021
AHA asks CMS to keep some 1135 waivers to help hospitals regain footing
AIHA voices concerns about COVID-19 ETS
CMS issues maternal morbidity and COVID-19 worker vaccination reporting requirements
July 29, 2021
HHS extends COVID-19 PHE another 90 days
AHA supports mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers
Healthcare leaders identify top digital transformation priorities
July 22, 2021
HHS extends COVID-19 PHE another 90 days
Stroke benchmarks during COVID: HFAP releases latest report
Nurses urge CDC to reinstate universal masking
July 15, 2021
OIG cites CMS for poor risk assessments
Should OSHA’s new COVID-19 protections become permanent? Comment until August 20
University hospitals exec: "Healthcare is riddled with mindless variation"
July 08, 2021
DNV to return to unannounced surveys September 7
Healthcare facilities: LED fixture continuously disinfects all airborne viruses
Physician shortage could be as high as 124,000 by 2034, study finds
July 01, 2021
New workplace violence prevention requirements will require tough questions
FDA updates recommendations on reprocessing of flexible bronchoscopes
OIG: Medicare lacks cybersecurity oversight for hospital-based networked medical devices
June 24, 2021
Physician shortage could be as high as 124,000 by 2034, study finds
Top three reasons to continue mask mandates for patients and staff
Coronavirus pandemic drives growth of hospital at home programs
June 17, 2021
OSHA outlines new emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 safety for healthcare workers
CDC encourages hospitals, urgent care centers to help vaccinate vulnerable populations
Coronavirus pandemic has eroded physician trust in several areas, survey finds
June 10, 2021
CEOs Make Healthcare Worker Safety a Top Priority
Study: Non-COVID-19 Emergency Department Visits Fell for All Acuity Levels During Pandemic
ATA Chair: Telemedicine Choices in Next Few Months Will Shape the Next Decade
June 03, 2021
Nearly Half of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Declining Shape
California HHS Rebuffs CDC, Extends Mask Guidance Through Mid-June
New Toolkit Aids Nurse Leaders in Reestablishing Family-Presence Policies
May 27, 2021
Addressing inequity
Physicians urged to prepare for mental health crises
CDC Mask Guidelines are Based on "Incomplete Data," Nurses Union Says
May 20, 2021
Don't change policies yet on masking inside your facility
Clean hands, clear communication: How nurse leaders ushered in hand hygiene tech tools
Improving communication with technology
May 13, 2021
Check your state's pandemic plan to make sure 1135 waivers don't conflict with those requirements
Review new CMS vaccines rule: It may soon apply to more facilities
HazCom: What EHS Managers Need to Know
May 06, 2021
Tips for Opening a Field Hospital During the Coronavirus Pandemic
ONC Coordinator Outlines New Vistas for Telehealth, Unblocked Health Records, and Patient ID
Critical Care Nurses' Mental, Physical Health Connected to Preventable Medical Errors
April 29, 2021
Treat Coronavirus 'Long Haulers' With Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Approach
Telehealth: How Asynchronous Communication Creates Provider Efficiencies
In Pandemic's Wake, Healthcare IT Faces New Realities
April 22, 2021
Infection prevention: Looking to the future while tending to the present
How physicians can support better technology development
Coronavirus pandemic stressors impacting careers of healthcare workers
April 15, 2021
FDA says to decrease reuse of devices, CMS removes some blanket waivers
Preventing opioid overprescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic
New survey reveals how hospital supply chains affect nurses, patient safety, and margins
April 08, 2021
Study shows racial disparity in hospital patient safety
How to seize on opportunities to improve safety and patient experience
UC Health shares 4 lessons learned from coronavirus pandemic
April 01, 2021
Yes, you must open doors to unvaccinated surveyors
Full speed ahead: CMS resumes most surveys
Review patient falls, especially those involving infants, as surveys resume
March 25, 2021
Hospital service volumes expected to rebound, survey finds
Coronavirus: Lessons learned From flu vaccination trends
Improving antimicrobial stewardship: AAAHC publishes new toolkit
10 steps to becoming a high-reliability hospital from Truman Medical Center
March 18, 2021
10 steps to becoming a high-reliability hospital from Truman Medical Center
Inside the technology protecting healthcare from supply chain cybersecurity attacks
What might be in a federal OSHA COVID-19 standard?
March 11, 2021
TJC to begin unannounced survey visits again
What you need to know about TJC’s 2021 Survey Activity Guide
NCSA on Cybersecurity: 'Update, Update, Update'
March 04, 2021
CDC alert: Screen for international travel as Ebola cases increase
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Experts urge more action, emergency OSHA standard on COVID-19
How to treat coronavirus patients in post-ICU care clinics
February 25, 2021
More and more hospital surveys may be onsite, depending on conditions
OSHA HazCom updates include labeling, SDS requirements
Study: Half of hospitalized coronavirus patients have symptoms 4 months after discharge
February 18, 2021
OSHA Proposes Revised HazCom Standard to Conform to GHS
When Face-to-Face isn't an option: Exploring the future of telehealth and remote care during COVID-19 and beyond
30% of hospitals are noncompliant with CMS price transparency rule
February 11, 2021
CMS updates accrediting organizations on when to pause surveys
Joint Commission issues alert to help nurses, healthcare workers with COVID-19 crisis
How Cedars-Sinai built "COVID Line Team" for busy ICUs
February 04, 2021
HHS says it will give 60 days' notice before ending PHE
Top 10 medical technology hazards of 2021 show impact of pandemic
Solving healthcare's unique cybersecurity risks
January 28, 2021
Hospitals must prepare as security and privacy concerns increase in 2021
How to run an emergency department social medicine team
Missed cancer screening during coronavirus pandemic raises alarm
January 21, 2021
CMS puts hospital surveys on limited hold as surge continues
Adopt a crisis command culture during the coronavirus pandemic
How to create a safety protocol for emergency department psychiatric patients
January 14, 2021
CMS creates web portal for questions about 1135 waivers, PHE
TJC seeks input on new requirements for workplace violence prevention, resuscitative services
Coronavirus vaccination: 4 best practices for communicating with patients
January 07, 2021
Use screening protocols to ensure civil unrest stays out of your hospital
AAAHC issues COVID-19 risk prevention guidelines
How patient matching can help eliminate COVID-19 disparities in care
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