July 27 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

The Joint Commission recently announced the 2008 National Patient Safety Goals and related Requirements for each of its accreditation programs and its Disease-Specific Care Certification Program.

Imaging Will Be the First

To Use Veriphy this Fall

By Barry D. Pressman, M.D.
Chair, Department of Imaging

The Imaging Department is undertaking an exciting project called Veriphy in order to facilitate the communication of imaging interpretations to clinicians.

FDA Warning on Pre-Mixed Liquid Form of Colistimethate

The FDA has notified healthcare professionals and cystic fibrosis patients that it is investigating the possible connection between the use of a liquid solution of Colistimethate that was premixed for inhalation with a nebulizer and the death of a patient with cystic fibrosis (CF).


Clinical System Vendor Demos Draw

Hands-On Participation from Medical Staff

By John G. Harold, M.D., & William W. Brien, M.D.
Co-Chairs, Physician Advisory Team
Last week's hands-on opportunity to test the systems of each of the two vendor finalists in Cedars-Sinai's Clinical Information System selection process was a huge success and generated a great deal of interest from our medical staff.

Priselac Will Assume Chairmanship in 2009

Thomas M. Priselac has been elected as the American Hospital Association's chair-elect designate by the AHA's Board of Trustees. When he assumes the one-year chairmanship in 2009, he will be the top elected official of the largest hospital and health system association in the United States.

Subscribe/Unsubscribe to Patients

Web/VS's "Subscribe/Unsubscribe" feature allows you to receive immediate email notifications for your patient's lab results, reports, and changes in inpatient status such as admissions, discharges and transfers from one unit to or another.


Medical Center is One of Only Five So Honored

Cedars-Sinai was recently recognized by the American Hospital Association for its leadership, innovation and commitment to quality patient care. The hospital was named a finalist for the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

Imaging Case of the Month

The Pulse introduces a new monthly feature in this issue: Imaging Case of the Month for physicians.

Farewell Reception for John S. Adams, M.D.: August 2

Bioethics Noon Conference: September 19

9th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference: September 28

Share Your Story

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest by clicking on the link below to e-mail the Chief of Staff's office.

E-mail Chief of Staff's Office