Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine

Wednesday Webinars: live risk management virtual seminars

The "News you can use" has been replaced with Tweets provided by Cheryl Peaslee, Vice President of Risk Management.

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 3-5-2013

Active Shooter: What You Can Do
FEMA
Added: 1-23-2013

Privacy and Security: Your Mobile Device and Health Information
HealthIT.gov
Added: 1-10-2013

Heparin: Drug Safety Communication - Important change to heparin container labels to clearly state the total drug strength
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Added: 12-11-2012

New Interim Guidance from CDC on Vaccine Storage and Handling
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 10-18-2012

CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC)
Added: 9-14-2012

Selecting a Mobile App: Evaluating the Usability of Medical Applications mHIMSS App Usability Work Group July 2012 v1.0
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Added: 7-16-2012

Prepare and launch an e-prescribing system
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 6-29-2012

New HIPAA Audit Program Protocol
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Added: 6-28-2012

Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 12-16-2011

Waived Tests
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 11-21-2011

ISMP Updates its Confused Drug Names List (formerly known as Look Alike-Sound Alike)
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Added: 9-22-2011

Greater Flexibility in e-Prescribing Means Greater Success -- From the CMS Blog
Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Added: 9-1-2011

Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Added: 7-21-2011

Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department Checklist
American Academy of Pediatrics
Added: 7-21-2011

Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 9-27-2010

Safe Injection Practices video for healthcare providers
One & Only Campaign
Added: 9-27-2010

Updated Recommendations for Prevention of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among Adults Using the 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV23)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 9-15-2010

Medical Record Retention and Media Formats for Medical Records
Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Added: 8-18-2010

Quick Reference Guide: The What, Why and How of MMSEA Section 111 Reporting
Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Added: 7-27-2010

Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Added: 7-27-2010

Guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS: Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Added: 6-23-2010

FTC Extends Enforcement Deadline for Identity Theft Red Flags Rule
Federal Trade Commission
Added: 6-8-2010

Abbreviated Pandemic Influenza Plan Template for Primary Care Provider Offices
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Added: 2-22-2010

10 Hospital Patient Safety Tips
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 1-26-2010

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules—United States, 2010
American Academy of Pediatrics
Added: 1-6-2010

STERIS SYSTEM 1 Updates
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Added: 1-4-2010

Alternatives to STERIS System 1
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Added: 1-4-2010

Instructions for Submitting Notice of a Breach to the Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Added: 10-5-2009

FTC Announces Expanded Business Education Campaign on 'Red Flags' Rule
Federal Trade Commission
Added: 7-30-2009

CMS: Second Series: General Equivalence Mappings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 7-30-2009

10 Steps You Can Take: Actions for Novel H1N1 Influenza Planning and Response for Medical Offices and Outpatient Facilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 7-24-2009

FDA Takes Actions on Darvon, Other Pain Medications Containing Propoxyphene
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Added: 7-8-2009

Red Flags Rule
American Medical Association
Added: 6-29-2009

Frequency of Failure to Inform Patients of Clinically Significant Outpatient Test Results
American Medical Association
Added: 6-23-2009

Pathways for Patient Safety
Medical Group Management Association
Added: 6-2-2009

To Err is Human – To Delay is Deadly: Ten years later, a million lives lost, billions of dollars wasted
Consumers Union
Added: 5-29-2009

TeamSTEPPS Rapid Response Systems (RRS) Training Module
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 5-15-2009

FTC Will Grant Three-Month Delay of Enforcement of ‘Red Flags’ Rule Requiring Creditors and Financial Institutions to Adopt Identity Theft Prevention Programs
Federal Trade Commission
Added: 5-6-2009

Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 4-1-2009

Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 4-1-2009

Change to Guide to Clinical Preventative Services 2009
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 3-23-2009

Guidelines on Prevention of and Response to Infant Abductions Ninth Edition 2009
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Added: 3-18-2009

Compendium of Physician Assistant State Laws and Regulations
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Added: 1-5-2009

Guidelines on Cell Phone and PDA Security
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Added: 12-1-2008

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Added: 11-18-2008

AHRQ’s Resource for "Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism"
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Added: 11-18-2008

NEJM article on Thrombolytic use in Ischemic Strokes
The New England Journal of Medicine
Added: 11-18-2008