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Aug 15, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration Friday said it does not recommend screening or testing blood donors for the monkeypox virus, given “the robustness” of existing safeguards for blood safety.
Aug 15, 2022
The Aug. 1 Modern Healthcare cover story “For health systems, how big is too big?” starts with a flawed premise “and then searches for validation,” writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack in a letter to the editor. “Unfortunately, while the article considers many factors, it falls short in offering a thorough analysis of what successful integration actually looks like.
Aug 15, 2022
Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., sponsor of the AHA-supported Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, today participated in a roundtable discussion with Tower Health staff and others at Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital to learn more about the rise in violence and abuse against health care workers throughout the nation. The bipartisan legislation, also supported by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), would give health care workers the same legal protections against assault and intimidation that flight crews and airport workers have under federal law, and authorize $25 million in grants over 10 years to reduce violence and intimidation in hospitals.
Aug 15, 2022
Hospital patients are sicker and more medically complex than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, driving up hospital costs for labor, drugs and supplies, according to a new AHA report.
Aug 15, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
The work that hospitals and health systems are doing to improve the overall health of their communities is just as important as the work to treat injuries and diseases.
Aug 12, 2022
The House today voted 220-207 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), sending it to President Biden for his signature.
Aug 12, 2022
Former co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission request briefing on HHS efforts to protect health care sector through public-private collaboration. 
Aug 12, 2022
The ransomware uses remote desktop protocol and firewall vulnerabilities and phishing campaigns to access victim networks.
Aug 12, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday advised people who get a negative result from an at-home COVID-19 antigen test to test themselves again after 48 hours to reduce the risk of missing an infection and spreading the virus to others.
Aug 12, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday released new guidance on ordering, reporting, payment and cost-sharing for the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy bebtelovimab, a treatment option for outpatients at high risk for hospitalization that begins transitioning from HHS to commercial distribution next week.