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February 19 2010 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

MEC Morning After Reports

MEC Morning After Reports

Decisions made by the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) may affect your practice. To keep you informed, we have resurrected an electronic version of the "Morning After Report," which will be sent out after each MEC meeting. 

Comments, questions, feedback and concerns should be sent to chiefofstaff@cshs.org.


Physicians Can Submit Nominations for Maggie Stempson-Carter Award

Physicians Can Submit Nominations for Maggie Stempson-Carter Award

Here is your chance to honor a deserving nurse! Online nominations for the 2010 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are being accepted now through Friday, March 26.

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Pharmacy Focus

Pharmacy Focus

Medication safety information centralized

Information on Black Box warnings, drug shortages and drug recalls is at your fingertips with a new Intranet page.

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Huntington's Stem Cell Project is First for Regenerative Medicine Institute

Huntington's Disease Project is First
for Regenerative Medicine Institute

The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute is providing stem cells to a five-member National Institutes of Health consortium of researchers for development of potential therapies to treat Huntington's disease.

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STAT vs. Wet Readings for Imaging Studies

STAT vs. Wet Readings for Imaging

STAT orders won't generate wet readings unless specified by physicians

STATS apply to the performance of the examination and Wet Readings apply to the interpretation. Ordering a study as a STAT will result in it being performed more quickly, but will not generate a wet reading unless specifically requested.

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Save These Dates for Summer Fun


Jason Cohen, M.D., and his family were among the roughly 200 guests who hit the beach last year for Sand N' Snore.

Save these Dates for Summer Fun

Hollywood Bowl fireworks are July 2

Physicians should mark their calendars for two Cedars-Sinai summer traditions - the Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular and Sand N' Snore.

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The Web/VS Tip of the Week

Web/VS Tip of the Week

Locked or Restricted Patient Records

What is the difference between a Locked patient record and Restricted patient record?

How can I tell that a record is Locked/Restricted before accessing the patient's record in Web/VS?

How can I get access to view a Locked patient's record?

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2 Minutes With Itai Danovitch MD

2 Minutes With Itai Danovitch, M.D.

Dr. Danovitch is director of Addiction Psychiatry Services and is currently involved with Cedars-Sinai's transition to a smoke-free campus. He took a few moments to sit down with Pulse to talk about helping people with addictions.

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Physician News

Physician News

Joel Aronowitz, M.D., went to Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators about skin-sparing mastectomy procedures ...

Clive Svendsen, Ph.D., is receiving an American Academy of Neurology award ...

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Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

Private Physician EMR Open Forum - Feb. 22

Paul Silka, M.D., Cedars-Sinai's chief medical information officer, and Darren Dworkin, senior vice president and chief information officer, will hold an open forum about extending the CS-Link electronic medical record program to private physicians. The information session will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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