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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 27, 2017 | Archived Issues

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Milestones

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New Medicare Payment Model May Affect Care

The new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System may affect quality of care, according to an editorial by Teryl K. Nuckols, MD, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, which was published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Accelerator Welcomes New Class of Innovators

The second class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars is officially in session. Through the program, seven standout startups — selected from a field of 650 applicants — will experience an entrepreneurial endurance test of sorts, working feverishly to catapult their companies to the next level in a span of three months.

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MD/RN Collaborative Survey Shows Positive Impact

Results from the MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey show that the program is having a positive impact on working relationships between physicians and nurses. More than 400 physicians and 1,400 nurses recently provided feedback on how to enhance collaboration, trust and respect among caregivers.

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New Endoscopy Center Opens

The new Cedars-Sinai Endoscopy Center has opened to accommodate a growing number of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. The 5,801-square-foot center, at the southwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Le Doux Road, has three procedure rooms, a physician workroom, a 10-bay pre-procedure/post-procedure area with a nurse’s station and a consult room.

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Wear Red for Women's Heart Health Day Feb. 3

Medical staff members are encouraged to wear red for the 12th annual Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health Day on Friday, Feb. 3. Laurie Berger, senior vice president of Content and editor-in-chief of Lifescript, will host the annual Wear Red program, which begins at 9 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Staff Can Discuss Impacts of Care in Forums

Cedars-Sinai is launching a series of multidisciplinary forums called Schwartz Rounds, which provide caregivers with an outlet to talk about the social and emotional issues that arise from their work. The bimonthly, hourlong discussions begin Friday, Feb. 3, from noon-1 p.m. in Thalians Auditorium. Topics will be selected from actual cases submitted from employees.

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Catheter Safeguards Reduce Infections and Save Money, Study Shows

Catheter Safeguards

U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by Cedars-Sinai.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends program honored 265 people in December. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Core Labs Expanding With Three New Tests

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are updating their test menu with three additional tests to expand lab service and improve efficiency. The three tests are procalcitonin (a blood marker for sepsis detection and prognosis), pH measurement on pleural fluid, and transitioning primary breast cancer tumor marker from CA 27.29 to CA 15-3.

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FDA Warns of Implantable Infusion Pumps in MRI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that serious injury and even death can result from the use of implantable infusion pumps in the magnetic resonance environment. The FDA reports that some implantable devices can stall or fail to restart after an MRI.

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CS-Link Tip: Setting Up Out of Office

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It's easy on CS-Link™ to let others know you are out of the office. First, go to "Inbasket" and click "out." Next, click "new" in the bottom left, and then "out." Fill in the beginning and ending dates, and the delegates or covering groups, and click "accept."

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