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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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November 08 - 09 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Quality Meeting 2014

January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller: Class 1 Recall - Delivers Higher Flow Rate than Intended

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FDA MedWatch ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller

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Self-Education and Evaluation (SEE) Program

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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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