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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF October 19, 2018 | Archived Issues

Letter From Chief of Staff: Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Please join us for the annual meeting of the medical staff on Monday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, will provide his perspective on the healthcare environment in his address, "Challenges Are Opportunities."

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New Campus Navigation Tool Available for Smartphones

Patients, visitors and employees looking to navigate the medical center now have a valuable tool at their fingertips: their phones. The latest update to the Cedars-Sinai app provides users with access to an interactive map and a range of new navigational features, allowing them to locate points of interest and receive step-by-step directions across the medical center.

» Read more

Accelerated Innovations on Display at Demo Day

Eight health-tech startups that formed the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator's fourth class pitched their leading-edge technologies to investors during Demo Day at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Oct. 9. 

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Trendsetters' Symposium on Technology Set for Oct. 23

Trendsetters, a grassroots group of Cedars-Sinai professionals focused on networking and professional growth, is holding its Symposium on Technology Oct. 23 to spotlight and discuss innovative technological initiatives currently underway. All employees are invited to attend.

» Read more

Corporate Integrity Training Now Available

FY19 Corporate Integrity Compliance Training is now available on HealthStream. The training is mandatory for all staff members and must be completed by Dec. 31, 2018.

» Read more

How to Support Cedars-Sinai’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

Cedars-Sinai will make donations dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, to support relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Michael. Employees can contribute online through a dedicated Cedars-Sinai webpage of the American Red Cross.

» Read more

Chief Pharmacy Officer Leads Drive For State Law

Rita Shane, PharmD. chief pharmacy officer, played a pivotal role in the passage of Senate Bill 1254, which now requires California hospital pharmacy staff to obtain an accurate medication history for every high-risk patient upon admission. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sept. 22.

» Read more

Norman Rotenberg, MD: 1926-2018

Norman Rotenberg, an active member of the medical staff as an attending since May 1958, has died. He was 91. A veteran of World War II, Rotenberg was a two-term chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai during the 1990s. He also served as team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1979 to 1996.

» Read more

Circle of Friends Honorees for September

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The Circle of Friends program honored 189 people in September. 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.

» Read more

Medical Library Offers Classes to Learn New Skills

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library is offering a variety of classes through the end of the year. All half-hour classes begin at noon and will be held in the Medical Library—Plaza Level, South Tower, Room 2815.

» Read more

CS-Link Tip: November Upgrade

The first week of November will bring significant upgrades to CS-Link™. One of the areas that will be impacted most will be ordering. The upgrade will place an "order taskbar" at the bottom of your screen, which will always be visible. The icon with three lines next to the taskbar will be the preference list.

» Read more

Letter From Chief of Staff: Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff

Please join us for the annual meeting of the medical staff on Monday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, will provide his perspective on the healthcare environment in his address “Challenges Are Opportunities,” and I will present the chief of staff report, "Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff at the Crossroads: Quality, Affordability and Wellness."

In addition, we will be honoring Keith L. Black, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, with the Pioneer in Medicine Award for 2018.

Come and enjoy lunch with our physician community, learn about the current and future healthcare environment and honor our Pioneer in Medicine Award recipient.

Please see the full agenda for the meeting in the PDF below.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff Agenda (PDF)  

Clement C. Yang, MD
Chief of Staff

New Campus Navigation Tool Available for Smartphones

The latest update to the Cedars-Sinai app is designed to help patients and visitors navigate the medical center.

Patients and visitors looking to navigate the medical center now have a valuable tool at their fingertips: their phones.

The latest update to the Cedars-Sinai app provides users with access to an interactive medical center map and a range of new navigational features, allowing them to locate points of interest and receive real-time directions—similar to using Google Maps. Points of interest include such areas as department reception desks, parking structures, elevators, pharmacies, bathrooms and cafes.

The update is part of the medical center's comprehensive wayfinding project, which aims to simplify campus navigation for patients and visitors. The project includes a designated pedestrian route—the Plaza Pathway—which connects major campus buildings and is supported by new signage and map kiosks.

Both the Plaza Pathway and the app also reflect new simplified building names.

"The opportunity to create a positive experience starts well before our patients walk through the doors," said Alan Dubovsky, chief patient experience officer. "With these exciting digital tools working hand-in-hand with the medical center's new physical wayfinding resources, we've crafted a holistic approach to getting people where they have to be so that they can focus on receiving the care they need."

How It Works

By downloading or updating the Cedars-Sinai app, users can access walking directions from the home screen or main menu. Points of interest can be found by searching by name, keyword, floor or category, or by locating them on the interactive map. Routes are then created in a similar way to those in other navigation apps, such as Google Maps.

To build a route:

  1. Open the Cedars-Sinai app and select "Medical Center Walking Directions" on the home screen or main menu
  2. Choose a destination by selecting one from the map or using the directory
  3. Select the "Guide Me" or "Route" buttons and the app will provide turn-by-turn directions using your current location

Upon arriving at their destinations, users receive arrival confirmation messages as well as images of the points of interest to ensure they can identify them.

By selecting the parking symbol at the bottom of the app screen, users also can mark where they parked their vehicles. This feature works at any of the medical center parking structures. Once marked, users can select the parking symbol again to receive directions back to their vehicles from anywhere in the medical center.

Unlike other GPS services, the app's new navigational features have been specifically designed for the medical center, with more than 2,000 "beacons" installed around the campus to send and receive Bluetooth signals to allow for accurate navigation.

The use of Bluetooth means Wi-Fi connections are not necessary to use the new features, however, users who do not have Bluetooth connectivity will not receive automatic updates to their directions as they walk. Turn-by-turn directions can be advanced manually, however.

The new medical center map and certain route planning features also can be accessed on the Cedars-Sinai website, with links on each location page.

The Cedars-Sinai app is available for download from the App Store or Google Play.

For more information, see the PDF.  Plaza Pathway (PDF)  

Accelerated Innovations on Display at Demo Day

The fourth class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is shown during Demo Day.

"How many of you remember every conversation you had yesterday?" asked Patrick Leonard, co-founder and CEO of Sopris Health.

Not a single hand was raised among the nearly 300 Cedars-Sinai employees, healthcare executives and potential investors seated in the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood for Demo Day on Oct. 9.

Leonard posed a follow-up question. "What if you not only had to recall every conversation, but also document those conversations? You couldn't, yet that's what we ask clinicians to do."

Sopris Health—along with seven other health-tech startups that formed the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator's fourth class—have developed solutions to challenges across the healthcare spectrum. Sopris Health's solution to clinicians' documentation burden is an app that uses voice recognition and machine learning to automatically translate doctor-patient interactions into clinical notes, including correct coding to optimize reimbursement.

Chosen from more than 400 applicants, these innovators spent the past three months hunkered down in the Cedars-Sinai "Innovation Space" adjacent to the medical center, pouring sweat equity into what they hope will be breakthrough products and services. The companies receive seed money and are mentored by physicians, researchers and executives from Cedars-Sinai and other healthcare organizations, as well as a network of entrepreneurs and investors.

Darren Dworkin, senior vice president of Enterprise Information Services and chief information officer, kicked off Demo Day, the culminating event of each Accelerator class.

"Almost 40 companies have gone through our Accelerator since its launch in March 2016, and in a short amount of time we've really grown our role and reputation in the startup community," Dworkin said. "We couldn't have achieved this without Techstars' guidance, so it's bittersweet that this will be the last class conducted in partnership with Techstars, but their influence will live on as we continue the program on our own."

kēlaHealth presented a software platform that combines predictive algorithms with medical interventions aimed at reducing surgical complications, saving hospitals money and improving patient outcomes. kēlaHealth will be collaborating with Cedars-Sinai cardiac surgeons to identify potential initial uses for the company's product.

Improving patient outcomes is a goal shared by CardioCube, creator of a voice-enabled, interactive platform (think Amazon Echo and Google Home) that provides at-home support to patients with chronic heart disease. The platform allows patients to track symptoms and alerts physicians when necessary.

Several Accelerator startups tackled back-office issues. MedPilot, for example, helps health system billing departments collect patient payments quicker and more efficiently. Using data science and behavioral targeting, MedPilot recommends the communications avenue most likely to elicit a positive response from individual patients. The company credits the accelerator and Cedars-Sinai mentor Hank Smither for significantly expanding its customer base.

"We feel extremely fortunate to have been part of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator. Since starting the program in July, we have grown from 15 customers to over 50, and we learned how to build our product to meet the needs of a world-class medical center," said MedPilot's Co-founder and chief marketing officer Matt Buder Shapiro.

Digital Medical Tech's founder and CEO Matthew Nicholson presented a high-tech solution to a low-tech problem—lost or misplaced medical devices and equipment. Using Bluetooth technology and sterilized tracking tags, the company's real-time location system provides monitoring and management of medical assets. Nicholson announced that Digital Medical Tech will soon be deploying 1,000 tracking tags at Cedars-Sinai as part of a pilot program.

Medical devices also are central to startup Relatable, but the focus is purchasing. The company developed software enabling healthcare procurement personnel to browse and compare similar medical devices made by different manufacturers, resulting in greater efficiency and cost savings.

ALIS Health introduced the audience to its full-service, on-demand digital clinic for women featuring a host of capabilities, including scheduling appointments, filling prescriptions and accessing telemedicine; user satisfaction increases and costs are reduced.

Demo Day concluded with Nicolette, a company rooted in personal experience. In 2015, Nicolette co-founder and CEO Phil Martie and his wife welcomed preterm twins into the world, each weighing under one-and-a-half pounds. It was an overwhelming situation, one the couple felt ill-equipped to navigate.

NicoBoard, Nicolette's first product, is an iPad app that provides parents of infants in a NICU with engagement tools and easy-to-understand clinical and educational information about preterm babies. Martie summed up his accelerator experience succinctly.

"Simply put, Nicolette is a better company after participating in the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator. We tested NicoBoard in the Cedars-Sinai NICU to uncover areas needing further development, and the EIS team helped improve our cloud infrastructure." Adding, "These achievements will enable Nicolette to scale with excellence to other health systems."

The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is currently accepting applications for its fifth class. Submissions are due by Feb. 15, and the session will start May 27.

Trendsetters' Symposium on Technology Set for Oct. 23

Trendsetters, a grassroots group of Cedars-Sinai professionals focused on networking and professional growth, is holding its Symposium on Technology Oct. 23 to spotlight and discuss innovative technological initiatives currently underway. All employees are invited to attend and are free to drop by throughout the afternoon's agenda.

The symposium, to be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium from 2-6 p.m., will feature leaders from across Cedars-Sinai as they take part in a comprehensive panel discussion addressing technology's role in the future of Cedars-Sinai healthcare delivery, including its impact on patient experience, healthcare education, privacy, clinical research and virtual care.

The panelists also will address the challenges of employing these new technologies in a rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.

"Implementing complex, cutting-edge digital technologies to create simpler and improved patient experiences is both an ongoing challenge and crucial part of providing world-class healthcare," said Bryan Croft, senior vice president of Operations. "This symposium presents a fantastic learning opportunity for anyone interested in peeking behind the curtain to glimpse the steps Cedars-Sinai is taking to help set the standards for the future of patient care."

Following the panel discussion, attendees will experience a series of three snapshot presentations highlighting technologies being implemented across the areas of data intelligence, research and regenerative medicine.

Attendees are invited to attend a networking reception after the snapshots, during which they can learn more about Cedars-Sinai's current technological initiatives through information booths and one-on-one discussions. The reception will feature a range of technology showcases, including virtual reality therapy demos and a look at the latest in earthquake warning and communication systems.

Motivated professionals interested in learning more about Trendsetters also are invited to attend one of three upcoming open houses to learn about membership and professional development opportunities:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10-11 a.m., 6500 Wilshire Blvd., San Vicente Conference Room
  • Friday, Nov. 9, 9-10 a.m., Pavilion, PEC 6 and 7

For more information on the Symposium on Technology, see the PDF below. For more on Trendsetters membership, visit the Trendsetters intranet page.

Trendsetters Symposium on Technology (PDF)  

Corporate Integrity Training Now Available

FY19 Corporate Integrity Compliance Training is now available on HealthStream. The training is mandatory for all staff members and must be completed by Dec. 31, 2018. 

The training will take approximately an hour to complete and can be accessed through your “To-Do” list on HealthStream.

Staff members who wish to attend live classroom sessions in order to complete the training can now register online.

To register online for a live session:

  • Log into HealthStream and select "Catalog" from the main menu
  • Search for "FY19 Corporate Integrity Compliance Live Classroom Training"
  • Select "Choose Class"

If you require assistance with registration, please contact ashna.bhardwaj@cshs.org or call 323-866-7867, and include your name, employee ID number, and preferred session date and time.

Upcoming Live Classroom Training Sessions:

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m., Pavilion, PEC 4
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5-6 p.m., Pavilion, PEC 6 and 7
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6-7 p.m., Pavilion, PEC 6 and 7
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Pavilion, PEC 6 and 7
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pavilion, PEC 6 and 7
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10-11 a.m., 6500 Wilshire Blvd., 20th Floor, Catalina Conference Room
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10-11 a.m., Pavilion, PEC 3
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m., Pavilion, PEC 4

Additional sessions will be posted in HealthStream over the coming weeks.

How to Support Cedars-Sinai’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

By Andy Ortiz
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organization Development

For the second time in a few short months, a historic storm has ravaged wide swaths of the southeastern U. S., causing billions of dollars in damage and resulting in the tragic loss of life. The catastrophic impact of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Oct. 10 in the Florida panhandle, will be felt for years as communities rebuild.

Cedars-Sinai is eager to help. If you would like to contribute to hurricane relief efforts, you can do so online through a dedicated Cedars-Sinai webpage of the American Red Cross. Employees also may drop off checks at the lockbox in the Community Relations Office, Suite 2416, until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Checks should be made out to "American Red Cross," and the notes section should designate "Hurricane Michael."

To maximize the impact of our employees’ generosity, Cedars-Sinai will match donations dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Proceeds will be directed to areas of greatest need.

At Cedars-Sinai, we continue to uphold a proud tradition of caring for others in times of adversity. We have given to relief efforts for disasters like Hurricane Florence last month, Hurricane Harvey last year, and earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan in 2016.

Thank you for your generous support of others in moments of great need, and for your unwavering commitment to Cedars-Sinai’s core values and mission.

Chief Pharmacy Officer Leads Drive For State Law

Rita Shane, PharmD

A new state law requiring hospital pharmacy staff to obtain an accurate medication history for every high-risk patient upon admission is driving change in California hospitals—thanks largely to the support of Cedars-Sinai leadership.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1254 on Sept. 22, 2018.

Rita Shane, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, chief pharmacy officer, played a pivotal role in the bill’s success, co-writing it and gaining support from key stakeholders including physicians, patients, the California Hospital Association and the California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

The law is based on research led by Joshua Pevnick, MD, associate director in the Division of Informatics (BMS) and assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, in collaboration with the Pharmacy Department. The research demonstrated that medication errors could be reduced by 80 percent when pharmacists or trained technicians obtain medication lists for high-risk patients. Deborah Kallick, vice president of Governmental Affairs, provided significant guidance through the legislative process.

Having an accurate medication profile not only improves patient safety, it also saves time for nurses and physicians. For example, they don’t have to go back and correct erroneous orders.

"This is a critical patient safety bill since up to 70 percent of patients have medication errors on their medication lists and up to 20 percent of admissions are medication-related," said Shane. "I was inspired to write the bill 20 years ago when my father was transferred to a medical center and errors on his medication history led to a significant adverse reaction, as well as a serious infection."

"The best care is delivered by physicians, pharmacists and nurses working together as a three-legged stool," Shane added. "Senate Bill 1254 ensures every medical center in California, not just Cedars-Sinai, is working together to achieve patient safety and leveraging pharmacy staff for the most high-risk patients."

DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006761

Norman Rotenberg, MD: 1926-2018

Norman Rotenberg, an active member of the medical staff as an attending since May 1958, has died. He was 91.

A veteran of World War II, Rotenberg was a two-term chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai during the 1990s. He also served as team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1979 to 1996.

Rotenberg’s contribution and invaluable service to the medical center and to the community will be greatly missed.

For more about Rotenberg, see his Los Angeles Times obituary.

Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 189 people in September.

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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgment.

See more information about the program and a list of past honorees.

Farin Amersi, MD

Neel Anand, MD

Daniel Anguiano, LVN

Roy Artal, MD

Arash Asher, MD

Babak Azarbal, MD

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA

Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD

Bruce Baumgarten, MD

Satinder J. Bhatia, MD

Keith L. Black, MD

Earl W. Brien, MD

Michael Broukhim, MD, FACC

Eileen G. Brown, RN, OCN

Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD

Miguel A. Burch, MD

Ilana Cass, MD

Christine R. Cespedes

Dorrie Chang, MD

Cheryl G. Charles, MD

Timothy Charlton, MD

Erica Cohen, MD

Myles J. Cohen, MD

Rodolfo V. Conwi

Lelah B. Coppedge

Catherine M. Dang, MD, FACS

Laura O. Daniels, RN, BC, BSN

Robert M. Davidson, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

Harry Davis

Catherine R. Defaz

Stephen C. Deutsch, MD, FACP

Noam Z. Drazin, MD

Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD

Reshma D. Dutt

Yaron Elad, MD

Fardad Esmailian, MD

Richard Essner, MD, FACS

Jeremy A. Falk, MD

Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD

Maira Flores

Charles A. Forscher, MD

Larry Froch, MD

Noriko Fujinami

Srinivas Gaddam, MD

Steven S. Galen, MD, FACC

Avrom Gart, MD

Claire Gastambide

Ivor L. Geft, MD

Gordon Giffin

Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Moonlight Go

Eskedar F. Gobeze, RN, BSN

Richard N. Gold, MD

Neil J. Goldberg, MD

Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP

Theodore B. Goldstein, MD

Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC

Richard E. Gould, MD

Stephen L. Graham, MD

Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD

Mark E. Granoff, MD

Leland M. Green, MD

Lloyd B. Greig, MD

Olga Grigorian, RN

Lilia R. Guercy

Michele A. Hamilton, MD

Michael D. Harris, MD

Allen S. Ho, MD

Ivan Ho, MD, FHRS

David M. Hoffman, MD

Elliott J. Hogg, MD

Audrey M. Holmes

Erica Horn

Jethro L. Hu, MD

Junji Ichikawa

Mariko L. Ishimori, MD

Griselda Islas, RN

Kelly L. Issokson

J. Patrick Johnson, MD

Stanley C. Jordan, MD

Peter Julien, MD

Kamran Kalpari, MD

Saibal Kar, MD

Sousan Karimi, MD

Scott R. Karlan, MD

Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD

Nicholas Karyotakis, MD

Rosa B. Kassaseya, CP

David Kawashiri, MD

Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE

Alexander Kelsey

Dennis H. Kim, MD

Hyung L. Kim, MD

Cord Kirshner, RN

Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD

Robert C. Klapper, MD

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD

Michael A. Kropf, MD

David A. Kulber, MD, FACS

Gary Leach, MD

Keren Lerner, MD

Richard A. Lewis, MD

Eric J. Ley, MD

Andrew J. Li, MD

Yuliya Linhares, MD

Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP

Rajendra Makkar, MD

Jon Mallen-St. Clair, MD, PhD

William J. Mandel, MD

Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN

Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C)

Heather L. McArthur, MD, MPH

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS

Shlomo Melmed, MD

Becky J. Miller, MD

Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc

Nancy Moldawer, RN, MSN

Florence G. Moreno, CNA

Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD, FACC

Kyle K. Mosqueda

Zuri Murrell, MD

Hylund F. Myles

Christopher S. Ng, MD

Roy D. Nini, MD

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD

Edward K. Nomoto, MD

Mazen Noureddin, MD

Katayoun Omrani, DDS

Shirley C. Paski, MD

A. Randolph Pearlstein, MD

Brad Penenberg, MD

Tiffany G. Perry, MD

Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS

Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C)

Irina Prystupa, CNA

Jon Rasak, MD

Alexandre Rasouli, MD

Alexandra M. Reed

Maribel Reyes

Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD

Howard L. Rosner, MD

Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD

Margaret B. Russell

Rahnana Sachs, MD

Stephen A. Sacks, MD

Noel Salapare

Justin D. Saliman, MD

Vivian L. Salle, RN

Farzin Samadi, MD

Emily S. Santacruz, RN

Jay N. Schapira, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FACC

Prediman K. Shah, MD

Michael M. Shehata, MD

John L. Sherman, MD

Stephen L. Shiao, MD, PhD

Melissa M. Shiozaki, NP

Vivian N. Shirvani, MD

Toshie I. Shono

Daniel Shouhed, MD

Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, FAAN

Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD, FACS

Shannet V. Smith, RN

Janet Soto

Mitchell J. Spirt, MD

Andrew I. Spitzer, MD

Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN

Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, FACS

Colin W. Stokol, MD

Leslie M. Stricke, MD, FCCP

Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSC

Michele Tagliati, MD, FAAN

Sophia A. Telfer

David B. Thordarson, MD

Tram T. Tran, MD

Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS

Eric A. Vasiliauskas, MD

Robert A. Vescio, MD

Angelica M. Villanueva

Gloria Villasenor, RN, BSN

Christine S. Walsh, MD

Jason L. Weiner

Elaine Wittert

Paola Wong

Yu-Tung Wong, MD

Tina T. Wu

Payam R. Yashar, MD, FACC

John S. Yu, MD

Raymond Zimmer, MD

Medical Library Offers Classes to Learn New Skills

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library is offering a variety of classes through the end of the year. All half-hour classes begin at noon and will be held in the Medical Library—Plaza Level, South Tower, Room 2815.

Appraising the Quantitative Literature

What do we look for when reviewing a study? How do we know if the study design is appropriate, if the sample size is big enough? What is a null hypothesis? Are they using the right measurement tool? A class to help answer those questions and more will meet Tuesday, Nov. 6

CINAHL

Learn how to create strategies and search the nursing literature in this essential tool for nursing research. Save your results in your own account, create alerts to keep you updated with new publications in your topic. The class will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.

PubMed

Learn to create search strategies and search the medical literature. Learn medical subject heading terms and field codes to get a more sensitive search. The class will meet Tuesday, Oct. 30.

EndNote X9 for PC

Learn how to set up an EndNote library, export results from Cedars-Sinai databases to your library and keep track of your citations and PDFs. The class will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Classes also are available by appointment. Call Caroline Marshall at ext. 3-2315 or RSVP to caroline.marshall@cshs.org.

CS-Link Tip: November Upgrade

The first week of November will bring significant upgrades to CS-Link™. One of the areas that will be impacted most will be ordering.

The upgrade will place an "order taskbar" at the bottom of your screen, which will always be visible. The icon with three lines next to the taskbar will be the preference list.

To learn more about the changes, watch this training video.

The physician home dashboard has been enhanced to including training information and support materials. From the dashboard, you can easily access your schedule, patient lists and your inbasket. In one screen, the dashboard allows you to see all of the work for the day.

If you have questions, contact groupeisphysicians@cshs.org.