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CS-Link Update

Feb. 22 open forum scheduled for private physicians

Private physicians interested in bringing Cedars-Sinai's electronic medical record to their offices are invited to an informational session on Monday, Feb. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Paul Silka, M.D., chief medical information officer, Darren Dworkin, senior vice president and chief information officer, and Tom Gordon, CEO of Medical Network Services, will conduct the open forum.

"We held two previous sessions that were attended by dozens of private physicians," said Dr. Silka. "Physicians are still seeking more information, so we decided to offer more sessions."

Cedars-Sinai will be offering support to physicians who would like to extend the CS-Link to their private offices.

Drs. Galen and Hopp co-chair Physician Advisory Committee

Steven Galen, M.D., and Martin Hopp, M.D., Ph.D., have been tagged to serve as the new co-chairs for the CS-Link Physician Advisory Committee (PAC) this year.

Dr. Galen is immediate past Clinical Chief of the Department of Medicine and current Medical Staff treasurer. He is active in the private practice of internal medicine.

Dr. Hopp is an otolaryngologist in private practice. He actively participates in the Head and Neck Cancer Center and the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He serves as medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center.

The PAC is a great opportunity for medical staff members to actively participate in the CS-Link Project, said Dr. Silka. The group provides guidance on the development and implementation of CS-Link. The PAC is open to all physicians who want to be informed about the ongoing project. If interested in becoming a member please e-mail lisa.feinstein@cshs.org. The group next meets at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the board room.