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Physicians should use July 24 Web/VS medication list during transition

CS-Link Medication Use will replace Cedars-Sinai's existing medication management systems (CareVue and HartMeds) with one, consolidated CS-Link system that will launch July 25.

On July 24 and 25, pharmacists will re-enter all existing HartMeds medication orders into CS-Link.

This transition will follow the hospital policy on antibiotic order expiration. Antimicrobials, along with all other orders, will NOT be back-dated to the original start date on the day of transition to CS-Link. As a result, physicians should utilize July 24 Web/VS medication list to confirm the start date and overall duration of therapy. Medications started on July 25 or later will have correct start date in the CS-Link Medication List found in Web/VS.

For orders with a specific duration, the remaining number of days and doses will be entered into CS-Link.

The new, state-of-the-art CS-Link system incorporates medication alerts and an enhanced verification process. This will result in more accurate medication dispensing and improved patient safety.

This Medication Use launch will be followed by additional CS-Link activities in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned for additional clinician focused details.

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