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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 20, 2013 | Archived Issues

Enforcement of Flu Policy Now in Effect

To help protect our patients, visitors and staff from the flu, Cedars-Sinai has begun enforcing the Los Angeles County Public Health order for flu vaccination. Under Cedars-Sinai policy, all employees — including medical staff and house staff — must display a visible flu shot badge accessory to demonstrate compliance. Any practitioner who does not comply with this requirement is subject to corrective action through the medical staff peer review process.

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New Intranet Section Gives Healthcare Coding Tips

To assist Cedars-Sinai medical staff in more thoroughly documenting patients' medical conditions and care in a way that would translate into more thorough, appropriate coding, a section has been launched on the Intranet as a resource that provides quick, practical documentation advice.

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CS-Link Tip: Taking a Shortcut

Thanks to Ilan Kedan, MD, for this week’s tip. You can save time by learning a few shortcuts so you don't have to move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse.

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FDA Issues Warning About Clobazam

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the drug label and medication guide for the anti-seizure drug clobazam (Onfi®) to include a warning regarding the rare but serious risk of skin reactions.

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Spend a Night at the Museum

Medical staff members and their families are invited to A Night at the Museum, a dinner and sleepover at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, on Friday, Feb. 28.
 

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

The Circle of Friends program honored 114 people in November. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Scientists Design and Test New Approach for Corneal Stem-Cell Treatments

Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute have designed and tested a novel, minute-long procedure to prepare human amniotic membrane for use as a scaffold for specialized stem cells that may be used to treat some corneal diseases.

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Ovarian Cancer Discovery Deepens Knowledge of Survival Outcomes

Researchers in the Women's Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute have identified a series of 10 genes that may signify a trifecta of benefits for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and ultimately reflect improved survival outcomes.

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