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New Law Allows New York Clinics to Provide Primary Medical Care Off-Site

A new provision of Public Health Law Article 28 will allow hospital outpatient clinics and diagnostic treatment centers (D&Ts) to provide off-site primary care services that are ordinarily provided by the clinic or D&T.

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The Joint Commission Reverses Its Position on Texting Medical Orders

The Joint Commission (JC) issued a clarification reversing its position on the texting of medical orders: “The use of secure text orders is not permitted at this time.”

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Standardizing Handoff Communication Improves Patient Safety

During care transitions, it is essential to ensure that pertinent information is provided to the individual(s) assuming the care of the patient.

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The Joint Commission Updates Policy on Texting Medical Orders

The Joint Commission (JC) has updated its 2011 memo regarding texting orders. It now allows for the immediate use of texting for medical orders providing certain criteria are met.

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