October 12 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Department of Imaging is First to Use New Critical Test Management System

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

Veriphy, the critical results reporting system, has been successfully rolled out to the CSMC medical staff, with over 45 percent enrollment. It is our goal to have 100 percent participation by year's end.

Election Ballots to be Distributed on October 22

Constitutional Amendment ballots will be sent out to the medical staff with the Vice Chief of Staff election ballots on Monday, Oct. 22. There are three specific amendments included on the ballot.

Warning Issued on Use of Viracept in Pregnant Women and Pediatric Patients

Pfizer has issued a letter to healthcare professionals to inform them of the presence of a process-related impurity, ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), in Viracept and to provide guidance on the use of Viracept in pregnant women and pediatric patients.


Save the Date - October 15

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff

Monday, Oct. 15
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Harvey Morse Auditorium

Includes Pioneer in Medicine Award, Chief of Staff Award and Chief of Staff Report from Paul A. Silka, M.D.(pictured)

7th Annual Conference Brings Experts Together in an Open Forum

Nationwide, differences of opinion among heart specialists about the effectiveness of various treatments have seemingly reached a fever pitch in the past few years. As a result, there was great interest in a recent major Cedars-Sinai symposium that brought together prominent cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other medical professionals from Cedars-Sinai and around the country to discuss and debate these differences.
The California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the conference. Standing (l-r) are Jack Lewin, M.D., CEO of the ACC, Ralph Brindis, M.D., chair of the ACC-National Cardiovascular Data Registry, and John G. Harold, M.D., conference co-director, ACC Governor for Southern California and president of the ACC California Chapter. Seated (l-r) are Jane Schauer, M.D., incoming chair of the ACC Board of Governors, Lianna Collinge, executive director of the ACC California Chapter, and Gordon Fung, M.D., ACC Governor for Northern California and president-elect of the ACC California Chapter.


Stefan Pulst, M.D., director of the Division of Neurology, has been named Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Pulst will leave Cedars-Sinai at the end of December, and a farewell reception to honor him will be announced at a later date.

Locked or Restricted Patient Records

Click on the link below to learn more about these types of patient records and how to gain access to view a Locked patient's record.

Healthcare Ethics Lecture on AMA Policy - October 17

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Conference - October 19

Guatemala Medical Mission Info Meeting - October 28

Update on Female Pelvic Health - November 2


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