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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.

Cedars-Sinai Helps Open Acute Care Hospital

The California Rehabilitation Institute has opened in Century City as the largest acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the West Coast. The 138-bed facility is a joint venture of Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health and Select Medical, a leading provider of long-term acute care and rehabilitation services in hospitals and outpatient locations.

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New System Will Provide Near Real-Time Feedback for Outpatient Care

Cedars-Sinai will launch a new way for patients to provide near real-time feedback on their outpatient care experiences in early August. NRC Connect Experience will replace the existing Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

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Better Documentation Sought for Allergy to Meds

Cedars-Sinai is initiating a multidisciplinary approach to improve the accuracy of medication allergy documentation to help prevent adverse medication events. The Medication Safety Task Force requests that clinical staff "hover to discover" allergy documentation in the CS-Link™ banner.

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Seferian Promoted to Chief Patient Safety Officer

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Edward G. Seferian, MD, medical director of Medical Affairs, has been promoted to chief patient safety officer. Seferian joined Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai in 2009 as medical director.



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Grein Named Director of Hospital Epidemiology

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Jonathan Grein, MD, has been promoted to medical director, Department of Hospital Epidemiology, and infection control officer. He joined Cedars-Sinai as associate director of Hospital Epidemiology in 2009 after completing an infectious diseases fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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Survey Says Employees Largely Satisfied With Jobs

Cedars-Sinai employees were largely satisfied with their jobs in 2016, continuing a pattern of high workplace fulfillment, according to this year's Employee Engagement Survey. Eighty-nine percent of 9,800 employees who answered the survey said they were engaged or content compared to the 2015 figure of 88 percent.

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Nominations Sought for Pioneer in Medicine Award

Members of the medical staff are encouraged to nominate a candidate for the 2016 Pioneer in Medicine award. This award is given to a member of the medical staff who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities.

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Cedars-Sinai Stages Extensive Ebola Drill

After being selected as a federally designated regional treatment center for Ebola and other highly infectious diseases, Cedars-Sinai staged its most extensive preparedness drill to date. The drill required careful choreography and will help the response team’s hone its skills to properly handle patients who need specialized care.

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FDA: Monitoring System Coming off Market

Alere Inc. is voluntarily withdrawing its INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitoring System from the market due to potentially inaccurate results. Alere is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine the appropriate timing for the removal of the product.

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Medical Staff and Families Enjoy Hollywood Bowl

About 500 medical staff members and their families joined the crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3 for a night of patriotic music, fireworks and a performance by the legendary band Chicago.

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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 9

Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 9, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families.

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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.

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CS-Link Tip: E-Prescribing of Discharge Medications Starts July 30

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Starting July 30, Inpatient providers will be able to send most discharged medication orders electronically within CS-Link in a process referred to as e-prescribing.

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