February 20 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will change the colors of patient alert wristbands starting March 1, 2009.

Make your diagnosis

History: A 31-year-old man with right hip pain.

Topics Sought for Annual 'Great Debate'

The planning committee for the Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine is soliciting debate topics from the medical staff.

The sixth annual resident competition will be held Thursday, April 2.

Topics should be timely and pertinent to the current practice of all specialties. Past topics include work-hour restrictions for residents; CAT scanning for acute appendicitis; and medical negligence cases.

Contact Leo Gordon, M.D., with your ideas at leo.gordon@cshs.org.


Revenue Cycle launches March 1

Physicians will see some minor changes when the first phase of CS-Link, the new electronic information system, goes live March 1.

CS-Link Revenue Cycle merges many of the existing patient scheduling, registration and billing activities that are currently done by stand-alone systems. CS-Link Clinical, which will connect patient medical data across departments, is set to launch later this year.

CSMC Physicians to Care for Skaters

Championships coming to Los Angeles

Glenn B. Pfeffer, M.D., director of the Foot and Ankle Center at Cedars-Sinai, is the medical director for the upcoming International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships.

Cedars-Sinai has been chosen as the official healthcare provider for the upcoming International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships. The event will be held March 22 through 29 at Staples Center.

How to search by Patient Lists

There are many different ways to search for a patient within the Easy Search screen. If searching by name, medical record number or room number does not produce results, there are other options available under the Patient List section.


Dr. Robert "Matt" Bernstein is on his way to Cambodia, but he took a few minutes to answer our questions before jetting off to perform his latest medical outreach. Dr. Bernstein is director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and associate director for Administration at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center.


Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's associate director was first author on a new article reporting that a specific heart rhythm abnormality - idiopathic QT interval prolongation - increased the risk of sudden cardiac death five-fold among patients with coronary artery disease.


Second Annual Handle With Care Auction - March 1

Management of Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases Symposium - March 14-15


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