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Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection risk low for ED staff using recommended prevention practices

Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection risk low for ED staff using recommended prevention practices kpage_drupal Jul 26, 2022 Using recommended prevention practices can largely eliminate the occupational risk of COVID-19 to health care personnel, according to a study of over 1,600 direct care staff in 20 hospital emergency departments before COVID-19 vaccines were available. Despite frequent exposure to …

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HHS issues advisory on web application attacks in health care

HHS issues advisory on web application attacks in health care kpage_drupal Jul 26, 2022 A new brief from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) offers tips to protect health care organizations from basic web application attacks, which have targeted patient portals and commonly use stolen credentials or known …

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Increasing Diversity Among Mental Health Care Providers Improves Trust and Reduces Cultural Stigma

Increasing Diversity Among Mental Health Care Providers Improves Trust and Reduces Cultural Stigma oemechebe_drupal Jul 26, 2022   The U.S. is experiencing a mental health crisis. The prevalence of depression symptoms in U.S. adults is three times higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and rates of anxiety have risen as well. Along with worries about …

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Baxter recalls software that may mislabel compounded drugs

Baxter recalls software that may mislabel compounded drugs hnesich_drupal Jul 25, 2022 Baxter Healthcare Corp. recently recalled its Abacus software for ordering compounded liquid medications due to a risk the printed bag labels may contain incorrect information, the Food and Drug Administration announced. FDA has identified this as a Class 1 recall, noting that incorrect …

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WHO declares monkeypox outbreak emergency; U.S. eases access to treatment

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak emergency; U.S. eases access to treatment hnesich_drupal Jul 25, 2022 World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Saturday declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern and recommended governments take certain steps to strengthen and coordinate the global response to the outbreak. WHO member states have reported over 16,000 monkeypox cases this …

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HHS elevates, renames preparedness office

HHS elevates, renames preparedness office hnesich_drupal Jul 25, 2022 Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Friday elevated the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to a standalone HHS agency called the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response to better coordinate the national response to future disasters and emergencies. HHS said the change recognizes …

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HHS issues proposed rule on ACA non-discrimination protections

HHS issues proposed rule on ACA non-discrimination protections hnesich_drupal Jul 25, 2022 The Department of Health and Human Services today released a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in certain health programs and activities. According to HHS, …

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Chair File: Leadership Dialogue — Discussing the Journey of Community Health Improvement with Mikelle Moore, Intermountain Healthcare

Chair File: Leadership Dialogue — Discussing the Journey of Community Health Improvement with Mikelle Moore, Intermountain Healthcare Matthew Diener Jul 25, 2022 On this episode, I talk with Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mikelle and I discuss the different roles that …

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