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- Emergency management: Are you prepared for the new CMS rule?
Since officials have made clear they do not intend to offer an extension, experts say healthcare facilities should plan to invest the time and resources necessary to comply with the new CMS emergency preparedness rule on time—a feat that will require hospitals and systems to collaborate not only within their own walls but also with their communities more broadly.
- Trump’s deregulation push could spell relief
Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump issued a so-called “one in, two out” executive order calling for federal agencies to slash twice as many regulations as they create. Some hailed the move as a positive sign that the heavily regulated healthcare sector could find near-term relief, while others expressed skepticism and challenged the nascent administration’s order in court.
- Fake doc roams Boston hospital
When a man upset over the death of his mother walked into a Boston hospital in January 2015 and killed the doctor who had treated her, it sent shockwaves through the healthcare safety community as an important lesson was learned about how susceptible hospitals are to security breaches.
- FDA warns that battery-powered mobile medical carts are a potential fire hazard
Reports of explosions, fires, and overheating in medical carts have forced some hospitals to evacuate, according to the FDA.
- Emergency planning: Preparing for a winter storm
As the first flakes of winter start to fly, here’s your plan to keep your facility open and operational.
- Ten resolutions to make your medical facility and workers safer in 2017
Follow our tips and advice to step up your safety and worker wellness game in the New Year
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