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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 30, 2015 | Archived Issues

Recognition for Chugh, Danovitch, McGovern

Physician News

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, has received a grant to study how to better predict sudden cardiac arrest, a group led by Itai Danovitch, MD, has published a guide to insurance options for coverage of addiction treatment, and Dermot P.B. McGovern, MD, PhD, has been elected a member of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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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 - January 2015


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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Individual/Family Plan Contracts Signed With Health Net and Blue Shield

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

Our patients now have more options for individual and family plans that provide coverage for Cedars-Sinai. We recently signed a contract with Blue Shield that allows us to offer individual and family plans on and off the exchange and extended our contract for these plans with Health Net off of the exchange.

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New Portal Will Manage CME Activities

The Continuing Medical Education office has implemented a new portal to manage all CME activities at Cedars-Sinai. The barcode and badge system used to track attendance for more than two decades is being replaced. The new Web-based CME portal is called CloudCME.

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The Measles Outbreak: Answering Your Questions

The U.S. is experiencing a large, multistate measles outbreak that originated in Southern California. Measles should be considered in any patient with new onset fever and rash. Airborne isolation (negative pressure) should be used for any patient suspected of having measles. Do not wait for confirmatory testing before isolating the patient and notifying Epidemiology/Infection Control at ext. 3-5574.

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Service, Memorial Fund for Michael Davidson, MD

On behalf of our colleague, Robert M. Davidson, MD, and his family, thank you for your expression of sympathy on the tragic death of his son, Michael Davidson, MD, on Jan. 20. Your tremendous support in this time of personal tragedy is appreciated. A memorial service will take place Sunday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 310-476-2861.

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CS-Link Tip: Adding Photos to a Patient's Chart

There are many clinical situations in which a photograph augments our documentation, conveying a complex situation in a single image. Now a photo can be added directly to a patient's chart from your smartphone by using the Haiku application in CS-Link™.

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Prominent Neuroscientist Joins Cedars-Sinai

Axel Rosengart, MD, PhD, a prominent neurologist and clinical researcher whose work fostered the creation of medical devices to treat brain-injured patients, has joined Cedars-Sinai in two key neurology posts. Rosengart will serve as director of Neurocritical Care and of Neurocritical Care Research. His research collaborations have focused on monitoring and helping patients with brain injuries.
 

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Hundreds From Cedars-Sinai Help at Health Fair

Nearly 500 physicians and other healthcare professionals from Cedars-Sinai participated in the 11th annual health fair presented by Telemundo 52-KVEA and the California Endowment on Jan. 25. More than 30,000 people attended the event, and Cedars-Sinai provided more than 9,800 screenings.

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