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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 17, 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDs, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.

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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 - July 2015 (PDF)


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.

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

Important Changes Coming for Web/VS

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you of significant upcoming changes to Web/VS. As of Monday, Aug. 3, Web/VS will be accessible only from within CS-Link™. Direct login access to Web/VS for physicians will be disabled.

You will still be able to use Web/VS as an alternate viewing platform and for retrieval of clinical information recorded prior to 2007. After you log into CS-Link, Web/VS can be launched from either the Chart Review toolbar or the Web Activities menu.

As an additional service to you, we plan to re-enable the "subscription to results" feature of Web/VS. Furthermore, certain interactive features from Web/VS will remain and have been moved to CS-Link. For example, clinical inquiries such as Ask Radiologist and Request Films are available in Chart Review in CS-Link at the patient level. Other nonclinical features, such as Update Profile and Ask Administration, are available in Web Activities within CS-Link.

However, please understand that Web/VS Personal Patient Lists no longer will be viewable, actionable or shareable as of the Aug. 3 cutover date. Alternative methods of maintaining such lists are being reviewed, so please stay tuned for further updates.

For your private office staff, direct login access to Web/VS will be disabled on July 15. A pop-up alert regarding the need to obtain CS-Link access is in effect for these users.

Thank you for your continued feedback and support as we continue to enhance the safety and security of our medical record across the Health System.

Chris Ng, MD, Chief of Staff
Rick Riggs, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer