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Hospital Safety Insider: 2020 Archive
[Previous Year - 2019

May 28, 2020
Study Shows COVID-19 Body Count 20 Times Higher Than Seasonal Flu Deaths
Study: Patients equally satisfied with virtual encounters compared to in-person visits
Telehealth Expansion During Coronavirus Pandemic Changing Physician-Patient Relationship
May 21, 2020
AOs ramping up for accreditation surveys
COVID-19: EPA releases list of registered disinfectants
How to Create an N95 Mask Disinfection Facility for Less Than $15,000
May 14, 2020
Coronavirus Care Rationing: "It's Not Just About Ventilators"
Study Puts U.S. COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate at 1.3%
CMS Emergency Waivers Now Include Some Testing, Inspections
Hurricane preparedness week: Get ready now
NIOSH seeks comment on hazardous drugs list
May 07, 2020
Researcher: Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Risk of Physician Suicide
New Infection Prevention Guidelines Highlight Lessons Learned From COVID-19
6 Steps for Rural Hospitals to Rise to the Coronavirus Challenge
April 30, 2020
American Heart Association Issues COVID-19 CPR Guidelines
How cancer clinics can treat patients safely during the coronavirus pandemic
CDC: Watch for six new symptoms of COVID-19
Coronavirus: Studies find steam effective in sterilizing used medical masks
April 23, 2020
Study: contaminated reusable bronchoscopes could cause secondary infections in COVID-19 patients
Track COVID-19 rates to signal when to resume non-emergent care
Legal considerations for healthcare workers crossing state lines to help during pandemic
April 16, 2020
FDA says 4 million N95 masks could be reused thanks to emergency order
How one Arizona health system is preparing emergency department, critical care for surge
Online tool helps hospitals place staff in appropriate roles during COVID-19 pandemic
April 09, 2020
Looking for ideas? OIG report outlines hospital strategies on COVID challenges
Warning: Despite Blanket Waivers, CoP, EMTALA Regulations Are Still in Effect
Free online COVID-19 surge planning tool available to hospitals
A quarter of rural hospitals at ’high risk’ of closure, COVID-19 likely to make it worse
April 02, 2020
CMS suspends restrictions on care venues as providers tackle COVID-19 surges
Duke Health to begin reusing N95 masks
Coronavirus: Infectious Disease Expert Shares Lessons Learned From Other Recent Outbreaks
34 States Granted Medicaid 1135 Waivers to Fight COVID-19
March 26, 2020
Two-thirds of all hospital beds are already occupied
Despite Federal COVID-19 Stimulus, Many Hospitals Could Face Layoffs Within Two Months
COVID-19: Non-profit group partners with biotech consortium to crowd-source PPE solutions
March 19, 2020
Accrediting organizations suspend most survey activities to focus on COVID-19
Study: SARS-CoV-2 Can Live for 72 Hours on Plastic, Stainless Steel Surfaces
National emergency declared over COVID-19 coronavirus; 1135 waivers now in play
See when states will face hospital bed capacity shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak
CMS reminds providers about EMTALA obligations with COVID-19 patients
March 12, 2020
CMS reminds providers about EMTALA obligations with COVID-19 patients
HHS releases final interoperability rules
March 05, 2020
COVID-19: CMS says primary survey focus will be on infection control preparedness
Verma Raps Accrediting Organizations' "Glaring Conflict of Interest'
Stay up-to-date, use available resources to plan as COVID-19 continues to spread
February 27, 2020
Value-Based Metrics Penalize Top-Performing Hospitals
HHS Unveils Strategy to Reduce EHR Burden for Clinicians
February 20, 2020
New Data on Sepsis Prevalence and Costs 'Astonished' DHHS Researchers
Vitamin and steroid treatment for sepsis fails in major study
February 13, 2020
CDC: Focus on Protecting Staff and Supplies as Coronavirus Concerns Grow
CMS to providers: Prep for 2019-nCoV, stay CLIA compliant
February 06, 2020
Novel Coronavirus: What clinicians should know
Study: Staff will work through illness despite sick policy
January 30, 2020
Use past experience with MERS, Ebola to prep for latest coronavirus
Full Transparency Is the Key to Stopping Drug Diversion in Healthcare Settings
January 23, 2020
Data Analytics Utilization 'Negligible' Among 80% of Healthcare Orgs
CDC: First Case of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed in U.S.
January 16, 2020
OSHA Raises Its Civil Penalties for 2020 by Nearly 2%
TJC clarifies 1135 waivers, which suspend rules during a disaster
January 09, 2020
Q&A: What You Need to Know About CMS' Antimicrobial Stewardship Rule
BD Launches Fully Sterile Surgical Skin Preparation
January 02, 2020
Asymptomatic Carriers of C. Diff May Be Significant Source of Infection at Hospitals
IHI Pushes Safety as a Primary Business Strategy
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