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Minneapolis – July 12, 2017 – Constellation, Inc., today announced the sale of its Health Information Technology (IT) business unit to Med Tech Solutions, (MTS), an information technology and cloud computing company serving U.S. health care companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

UMIA physicians may earn a 5% risk management premium discount by attending a 5-hour session.

Join the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety and ECRI Institute PSO on Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:30-1:30 p.m. CT, as they review the Health IT Safe Practice Toolkit on the Safe Use of Health IT for Patient Identification.

AHRQ has released a new evidence-based toolkit that can help senior living communities reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and other health care-associated infections (HAIs).

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative convened and operated by ECRI Institute, has released a new toolkit – Health IT Safe Practices: Toolkit for the Safe Use of Health IT for Patient Identification.

Take the pledge for patient safety and play an active role in the United for Patient Safety campaign in support of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18.

Recently, The Joint Commission (TJC) in collaboration with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that secure text messaging for patient orders is NOT acceptable.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection to address the issues of surgical site infections (SSI). Health care-associated infections (HAI) are acquired by patients while receiving care and represent the most frequent adverse event affecting patient safety worldwide. In the United States, SSI contribute to patients spending more than 400 000 extra days in hospital at a cost of an additional $10 billion per year.

In a press release, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is taking steps to address the U.S. opioid epidemic by further expanding access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. Administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this step enables nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training to prescribe the opioid use disorder treatment, buprenorphine.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an alert on November 28, 2016, regarding an email purporting to be from OCR.

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