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Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

November 07, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System: Class I Recall - Software Issue May Stop Ventilator

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FDA MedWatch Nellcor Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator System Class I Recall

October 25, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Intravia Containers by Baxter Recall

October 20, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA Medwatch Alert 10-20-14

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HHS Releases Omnibus HIPAA Rule

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) final rule.  In a press release, HHS cited enhancing patient privacy protections and patient rights to their health information as the primary reasons for the omnibus rule. 

ASA is currently analyzing the entire 563 page rule.  Some areas of preliminary interest include:

  • Adoption of a default presumption that an impermissible use or disclosure is a data breach unless it can be determined through a risk assessment that there is a low probability that data may be compromised (under HITECH breach notification requirements).
  • Implementation of the HIPAA language related to the expansion of privacy & security obligations to business associates. 
  • Strengthens the government’s enforcement authority.
  • Requires updates to the notice of privacy practices. 

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