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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 23, 2014 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - May 2014


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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CS-Link Upgrade Set for June 7

CS-Link™ will be upgraded with new features and functionality on Saturday, June 7. Following are some of the enhancements, although you will not see a significant amount of change in your day-to-day workflows or screens.

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Anthem Blue Cross EPO Individual/Family Coverage Now Includes Cedars-Sinai as Tier 1 Facility

Effective May 1, 2014, Cedars-Sinai is being offered as a Tier 1 facility in Anthem Blue Cross Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) individual and family health plans (i.e., nonemployer, nongroup plans) offered through Covered California as well as outside of the exchange.

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CS-Link Tip: Submitting Professional Charges

CS-Link™ now supports professional billing charges for bedside procedures and evaluation and management codes. Physicians no longer need to submit charges via MD Bill and can complete the Inpatient Billing workflow entirely within CS-Link.

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Morgenstern Debaters to Tackle Robotics

Robotics in medicine is the subject of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. Kicking off the first Cedars-Sinai Founders Day, the debate will convene for its 11th year on Friday, June 6, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.



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Cedars-Sinai Celebrates Its Beginnings

Cedars-Sinai will inaugurate Founders Day next month as it unveils a preview of its Historical Conservancy exhibit. Scheduled for Friday, June 6, Founders Day will be an annual observance of the day in 1976 that Cedars-Sinai first opened in its present location. The day will include the Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition, as well as a lunchtime presentation on Cedars-Sinai history.

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RN From 8SW Wins Stempson-Carter Award

The medical staff honored Rema Pendon, RN, CN III, with the Maggie Stempson-Carter, RN, Excellence in Caring Award during this year's Nurses Week celebration, held May 7 in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

 

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Library Asks Users to Take Survey by May 30

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library wants your opinion. The library's User Satisfaction Survey runs through May 30.

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Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore Are on the Horizon

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: the Independence Day celebration at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3, and the Sand 'N' Snore sleepover on Sept. 5.
 

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FDA Compares Blood Thinners, Airs Lunesta Risk

Pharmacy Focus

A new study has found that the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa® has a lower risk than warfarin of clot-related strokes, bleeding in the brain and death, but a higher risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that the insomnia drug Lunesta® can cause next-day impairment of driving and other activities that require alertness.

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