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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 29, 2016 | Archived Issues

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)


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 2016 (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 submit 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

Beware of Attempts to Obtain Confidential Data

Enterprise Information Services is reminding staff to be vigilant about safeguarding sensitive patient and company data as the scope and sophistication of attempts to obtain confidential information is advancing.

Cedars-Sinai has seen a rise in "social engineering," or efforts to obtain unauthorized access to private information through human interaction. For instance, social engineering attacks could take the form of a phone call from a person posing as a help desk representative who asks for your username and password.

Information is the most powerful tool in blocking social engineering attacks. Here are some tips:

  • Be suspicious of emails, instant messages and phone calls from unsolicited people such as service providers. Verify the legitimacy of the source (caller, email sender, etc.) before providing any health system information.
  • When in doubt, take down the caller’s name and number and let them know you’ll get back to them. Talk to your manager about the situation and verify the caller’s identity.
  • Reject tech support questions from strangers no matter how legitimate they may appear. For instance, the EIS Service Desk will never ask for your password.
  • Never download an email attachment from unknown senders. If absolutely necessary, open the attachment in protected view which is enabled by default in most operating systems.

Please report security incidents to the EIS Service Desk at 310-423-6428.

For more information on social engineering: