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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 21, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

CMS Launches Site Comparing Physicians

MEC Update

At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Medical Executive Committee welcomed 13 new members, discussed a new web site that will compare physician’s quality data, and revised AHP Rules and Regulations.

Morning After Report- January 2011


Conversion to Once Daily TPN

Pharmacy Focus

On Feb. 1, all adult TPNs will be converted to once daily TPN per approval from the Nutrition Advisory and Support Committee and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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Imaging Case of the Month for January

Make Your Diagnosis

History: An 89-year-old male with recurrent UTI.

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Account Sharing

Web/VS Tip of the Week

A completed Computing Account Authorization Form (CAAF) is required for a Web/VS account. By signing the CAAF it is understood that the password will not be shared with anyone. Sharing of your Web/VS password is a breach of confidentiality.

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Meetings and Events

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
Jan. 28-30

Symposium on Neurovascular Disease
Jan. 29  

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Why Not?
Feb. 1

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Remote Telemetry Available on 7 North, 8 South

"The intention for the remote telemetry within these surgical units is to expand clinical services for our surgical specialty patients and eliminate the need to transfer patients requiring cardiac monitoring," said Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., vice president and chief nursing officer.  

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MEC Bylaws Update

Please Give Us Your Feedback

Three more sections of the Medical Staff Bylaws have been revised and are attached for your consideration. Please e-mail chiefofstaff@cshs.org to provide your suggestions and comments.  

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Motown Legends Mark MLK Day at Cedars-Sinai

Legendary singer Smokey Robinson made a surprise appearance Monday, joining Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, at the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Cedars-Sinai.

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Paper Signature Required for Medicare Diagnostic Tests

Effective March 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement a new rule mandating the signature of a physician or state-authorized non-physician practitioner on paper requisitions for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests for Medicare patients.

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Moving Toward Better-Coordinated Healthcare

With our nation's healthcare system going through a period of unprecedented change, Cedars-Sinai has begun doing what we've done so well in other challenging times: pulling together to be proactive about determining our future.

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Clarification of 'Super Stat CT' Designation

"Super Stat CT" is a request for an immediate CT scan to be used only for patients with critical clinical situations.

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Hail to the Chief Complaint

New Exhibit Addresses Presidential Ailments

Was Andrew Jackson poisoned? Did Washington’s doctors kill him in their effort to cure him?

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Hancock Named Director of Neurosciences Service Line

Ray Hancock, R.N., M.S.N., has accepted the position of director of service line operations for the Neurosciences. His projected start date is Feb. 7.

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