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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the May 4 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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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 - May 2015 (PDF)


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Riggs Named VP, Chief Medical Information Officer

Richard V. Riggs, MD, has been appointed vice president and chief medical information officer for Cedars-Sinai Health System.


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Learn About ICD-10 at May 11 Session

An ICD-10 awareness session for physicians will take place Monday, May 11, from 5-6 p.m. in PEC 5. This CME activity will provide physicians with information on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. The federally imposed deadline for implementing the medical data code sets in ICD-10 is Oct. 1.

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Clinical Documentation Course Continues June 2

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" that meets the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. The June 2 session takes place from from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in PEC 8. Participants need to attend just one session. Two continuing medical education credits will be available.

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CS-Link Tip: Expanding and Collapsing Notes

Since the upgrade to version 2014 of CS-Link™ late last month, you may have noticed that certain SmartPhrases, such as Past Medical History (.pmh) and Past Surgical History (.psh), appear collapsed in your notes, with an arrowhead next to the title.

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Debaters to Tackle Fee-for-Service Medicine

The future of fee-for-service medicine will be the topic of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The debate will convene for its 12th year on Friday, June 5, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The topic will be "Fee-for-Service Medicine — Will it Survive?"


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Straight Talk About End-of-Life Decisions

Two Cedars-Sinai physicians and two local rabbis joined forces for an event at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills recently to offer medical and spiritual perspectives on the importance of not only putting their end-of-life wishes in writing, but also having conversations about them with anyone who might someday have to make tough decisions for them.

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Mini-Symposium Considers the Aging Physician

The eighth Mini-Symposium in Clinical Surgery convened April 30 to analyze the topic "The Aging Physician." These mini-symposiums, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, involve brief analyses of central problems in clinical medicine from four perspectives.

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Brower, Cheng Win Clinical Fellows Award

Meredith Brower, MD, and Richard Cheng, MD, won the 2015 Cedars-Sinai Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research at a ceremony April 22 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Each received a $3,000 cash prize. The award recognizes research conducted by fellows undergoing clinical training at the medical center.

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Corday Prize Winner Cribier Tells Heartfelt Story

Alain Cribier, MD, recalled becoming "fed up" in the 1980s with watching his sickest heart patients die after being declared ineligible for surgery. So he resolved to do something about it. His determination drove a decades-long quest for nonsurgical solutions that revolutionized cardiac medicine — and led to his winning the 2015 Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

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Coming This Summer: Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: Independence Day fireworks and Smokey Robinson at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2, and Sand 'N' Snore on Sept. 11.

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