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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 14, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Lunch on Us

Annual Medical Staff Meeting is Oct. 24

Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, MD, will discuss the climate of change at the medical center and President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac will speak at the lunch meeting, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The 2011 Pioneer in Medicine Award will be presented along with the Chief of Staff Award.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff (PDF)


P&T Committee Approvals Released

Pharmacy Focus

Click the PDF below to review the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee's September approvals.

P&T Decisions September 2011 (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2011 (PDF)

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

Click here to share your news

Next Phase of CS-Link Coming March 2

IP3 Launch Event Planned for Oct. 27

In support of Cedars-Sinai's "one patient, one record" vision, the implementation of our electronic health system, CS-Link™, continues. We are scheduled to go live the weekend of March 2, 2012, with Computerized Physician Order Management (CPOM) and physician documentation for clinical care notes, part of Inpatient Phase 3 (IP3).

This go-live affects all inpatient care areas and enables all physicians and staff to be connected for the first time via a single integrated system. In the areas where CS-Link has been implemented (e.g. ED, nursing), "we have seen many benefits including improved efficiency and communication among caregivers, as well as improvement with some patient care quality and safety issues," said Chief Medical Information Officer Paul Silka, MD.

To celebrate our CS-Link achievements to date and officially kick-off the Phase 3 implementation, everyone is invited to the CS-Link Inpatient Phase 3 launch event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 27, outside on the Plaza.