Advocacy

Apr 15, 2022
In a series of revised S&C Letters —S&C: QSO-22-07-ALL Revised 4/05/22,
Apr 15, 2022
In S&C Letter QSO-22-15-NH & NLTC & LSC, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the termination date of specific Public Health Emergency (PHE) waivers for skilled nursing facilities/nursing facilities, inpatient hospices, intermediate ca
Mar 3, 2022
ASHE has become aware that, effective on February 22, 2022, AT&T shut down its 3G services. T-Mobile (Sprint 3G backbone) will be deactivated on June 20, 2022 and T-Mobile (remaining 3G backbone) will be deactivated by July 1, 2022. Verizon began the retirement of its 3G network late last year…
Aug 26, 2021
  Per the FDA, the draft guidance is intended to help clarify whether activities performed on devices are likely "remanufacturing." Such clarification is intended to help provide consistency and better understanding of applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The draft guidance…
Jun 23, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Monday, June 21, to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19. The ETS applies, with some exceptions, to health care settings where people may share space with COVID-19…
May 28, 2021
Investment in hospital infrastructure is critical to ensure the overall health, security and wellbeing of patients and communities, which is why ASHE and the American Hospital Association (AHA) are working to ensure that hospitals and health systems be included in significant legislative packages…
Feb 5, 2020
At A Glance At Issue The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in June 2019 released several new and revised pharmacy compounding standards. Specifically, USP published the final revised version of general chapter <797> (Pharmaceutical Compounding of Sterile Preparations) to accompany the…
Jan 23, 2020
ASHE has acknowledged proven best practices and partnered with health care professionals to provide a tool to enable health care organizations to manage their most valuable assets. This will aid users in articulating a risk assessment model, and it will provide a comprehensive explanation of how…
Jan 3, 2020
Through its advocacy efforts, it has come to the attention of the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) that the combination of a tamper-resistant receptacle (TRR), ground fault circuit interrupter receptacle (GFCI), and arc fault interrupter breaker (AFCI) has become a major…