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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF January 11, 2019 | Archived Issues

Letter From Chief of Staff: New Year's Greetings

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

I am excited to work with you this year and to improve upon the outstanding work of our medical staff. Some of the major priorities for the medical staff for new year revolve around the following themes—improving hospital flow and clinical efficiency, and addressing physician wellness.

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Letter From Chief of Staff: New Prescription Requirements

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Please be informed of a new law which requires each controlled substance security prescription form used for prescribing after January 1 to include a unique serialized number in a format approved by the Department of Justice. As a result, you may receive calls from outpatient pharmacies to verify prescriptions written on noncompliant forms, and patients may report having difficulties filling prescriptions written on noncompliant forms (especially prescriptions for CII medications).

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Martin Luther King, III, to Speak at King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King, III, the oldest son of the famous civil rights leader, will be the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The event marks what would have been King's 90th birthday. All employees, physicians, visitors and patients are welcome to attend the event, which runs from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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#MeToo in Medicine Focus of Jan. 16 Talk

With the #MeToo movement as a backdrop, the subject of sexual harassment and women in academic medicine will take center stage on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in a presentation by an expert in the field: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil. The event will be held from 7-8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Communicating With Gender Nonconforming Patients

As the Transgender Surgery and Health Program expands and evolves, new videos have been created to help employees be more thoughtful and welcoming when communicating with gender nonconforming patients. Watch the videos here and here.

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New Data Backs Barbershop Blood Pressure Study

New 12-month data from the Smidt Heart Institute backs up an earlier study proving that a pharmacist-led, barbershop-based medical intervention can successfully lower blood pressure in high-risk African-American men. The follow-up research was published this month in the journal Circulation.

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Leading Microbiome Scientist Joins Cedars-Sinai

Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, a leading pathologist and pioneering researcher in inflammatory bowel disease, and an accomplished academic leader, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute as director of Enterprise Operations.

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Physician Playlists: Azadeh Dashti, MD

A great soundtrack can bring everything together. In labs, preparation areas and sometimes even the operating room, music can help a team focus, build camaraderie and set the right mood. We're highlighting physicians and their favorite playlists. This week’s subject is Azadeh Dashti, MD, director of Education in Supportive Care Medicine.

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FDA Warns About Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added a strengthened warning across the entire class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The strengthened warning has now been expanded to include an increased risk for aortic aneurysm and rupture.

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CS-Link Tip: The Power of SmartPhrases

SmartPhrases are arguably the most powerful tool in CS-Link™. Using SmartPhrases will make your documentation easier.

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