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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 14, 2017 | Archived Issues

New Tool Can Help Prevent Cardiac Arrest

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team have developed a new risk-assessment tool that brings physicians closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that is fatal in more than 90 percent of patients.

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Insurance Linked to Fewer Cardiac Arrests

The incidence of cardiac arrest dropped significantly among previously uninsured middle-aged adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a new study shows.

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Accelerating an Across-the-Pond Relationship

Although separated by more than 5,000 miles, the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars and the MedCity DigitalHealth.London Accelerator in England are strikingly similar. Launched two months apart in early 2016, the programs share mirror missions of improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes by helping digital-technology startups achieve marketplace success.

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GME Wins Quarterly Safety Star

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The winner of the first quarter 2017 safety star trophy is Graduate Medical Education. The quarterly safety star trophy is awarded to the clinical unit reporting the greatest number of safety issues within a given quarter.


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Core Labs Updating HIV Supplemental Assay

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will change the supplemental assay from BioRad Multispot to BioRad Geenius beginning Wednesday, July 26.

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CDC Issues Health Advisory About Eculizumab

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory stating that taking Eculizumab increases the risk of getting meningococcal disease compared to otherwise healthy individuals in the United States. Eculizumab most commonly is prescribed for treatment of two rare blood disorders — atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

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The Circle of Friends program honored 104 people in June. 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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CS-Link Tip: Medication Reconciliation

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CS-Link™ can help save time, eliminate unnecessary clicks and reduce typing time. HealthStream also offers physician efficiency training modules for continuing medical education credit. There are 22 modules that last 15 minutes each.

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