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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Sept. 25, 2015 | 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 - September 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.

Contest Aims to Improve Patient Experience

More than 20 teams of physicians and registered nurses are testing their competitive and entrepreneurial skills as they work to create the best solution aimed at improving the patient experience at Cedars-Sinai. The competition, known as the MD/RN Patient Experience Innovation Challenge, will conclude next June. The winning team could see its solution implemented systemwide. The deadline for submitting a video description of an idea is Oct. 16.

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Prepared for a Successful ICD-10 Transition Oct. 1

The Cedars-Sinai ICD-10 project team has been preparing for the new medical coding system for close to three years. Its work —  training, testing, system upgrades, workflows, reporting —  has positioned Cedars-Sinai to have a very successful transition on Oct. 1 with minimal operational disruption.

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Annual Meeting of Medical Staff Is Oct. 19

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Cedars-Sinai Joins Surgical Quality Program

From Bruce Gewertz, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Surgery, and Harry Sax, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

At Cedars-Sinai, we always strive to provide the highest-quality care and look for ways to improve the safety and outcomes of our patients. To help identify these areas for improvement, we recently joined the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

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Clinical Documentation Course Continues Oct. 6

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 Oct. 6 session will take place from from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5, and the Nov. 3 session will take place 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: Seeing PACS Images

Now you can see images from the picture archive and communications system on your phone or iPad using Haiku or Canto in CS-Link™.

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Patient Safety Survey Runs From Sept. 28-Oct. 11

While Cedars-Sinai maintains high safety standards, there is always room for improvement. To identify and prioritize opportunities to improve patient safety, executive leadership at Cedars-Sinai will survey staff members from Sept. 28-Oct. 11 utilizing a nationally recognized Culture of Safety Survey. Front-line staff members, including faculty, are encouraged to participate.

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Hitting the Beach for Sand 'N' Snore

About 200 medical staff members and their families enjoyed this year's Sand 'N' Snore event, which took place Sept. 11-12 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.
 

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Course Introduces Lean Management System

The Cedars-Sinai Performance Improvement Learning and Living Program will introduce the Lean management system to interested faculty members and employees this fall, starting with a White Belt training course. Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

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Algorithm Bests MDs at Documenting 'Red Flags'

A computer algorithm did a better job than doctors at documenting "red flag" symptoms among patients with gastrointestinal disorders, a Cedars-Sinai study has found, underscoring the potential of the technology to improve patient care.

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