December 1 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

AB487 Compliance Required by Dec. 31, 2006

Physicians with an active license before Jan. 1, 2002, have until Dec. 31, 2006 to complete the required 12 hours of continuing education credits on pain management and the treatment of terminally ill patients.

Improving Our Medical Transcription Service

In an effort to improve transcription service, MedQuist has begun implementing daily monitoring of turnaround time and weekly calls to Client Services to evaluate quality, at Cedars-Sinai's request.

Writing Orders for Medications

Physicians are reminded that orders should not be written after the Physician's Order Form has been processed.



Past issues of the Pulse are featured here.

Cedars-Sinai Practices Handling Rapid Surge of Patients During Disaster Drill

Staff and volunteers transport "patients" from the helipad to the ER as part of the drill.

The scenario was simple: A 7.9 earthquake struck the Bay area in the early morning hours of November 16, resulting in a mass evacuation of injured victims into Southern California.

Compliance Date for National Provider Identifier is May 23, 2007

Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, paid a historic visit to Cedars-Sinai recently, accompanied by his wife and prominent members of the local Jewish community as he toured the medical center for the first time.

(Pictured l-r) Rabbi Shlomo Amar is greeted by Rabbi Levi Meier and Alan Dauer, M.D.


Playing tennis helps keep Dr. Marcel Maya's eye on the ball as he juggles his job, a dozen residents and a never-ending parade of stray animals as a foster "parent." We spend two minutes with Dr. Maya, a neuroradiologist, talking about how he manages his time.

Less-Invasive Techniques Shrink Rehab Period in Joint Replacement Surgery

An emphasis on innovative, less-invasive surgical techniques for knee and hip replacement and the use of technologically advanced prostheses is dramatically shrinking the rehab period after joint replacement.

Alumni Assoc. Annual Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 6

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Alumni Association will host the 2006 Annual Business Meeting and Dinner on Dec. 6 at Le Meridien Hotel.


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