Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

P&T Panel Changes Formulary; FDA Issues Warning About Olmesartan Medoxomil

Pharmacy Focus

June decisions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include several changes to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that the blood pressure drug olmesartan medoxomil can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy.

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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Medical Staff CME Newsletter - July 2013 (PDF)

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Cedars-Sinai Launches Initiative to Further Enhance Patient Privacy

To help prevent unauthorized access to patient medical records, a two-pronged initiative is being launched by Cedars-Sinai.

The initiative will include an MD educational campaign and a continuing review of the policies and regulations related to the medical staff's use of electronic medical records, to ensure that they reflect the current state of technology use and security.

Cedars-Sinai will also be adding even more backup safeguards and redundancies to its preventive monitoring and computer security systems.

Physicians are reminded of the following policies:

  • Never share your password. A physician's user ID and password are for the physician's use only and should not be given to anyone else, including office employees.
  • Medical staff members must request a separate user ID and password for each member of their private-practice staff who needs to access Cedars-Sinai's electronic medical records. To obtain an application, contact EIS at (310) 423-6428.
  • Medical staff members will be held accountable for any inappropriate access of Cedars-Sinai medical records by his or her private-practice employees.

"Patient privacy and confidentiality are crucial elements in overall quality of care," said Chief of Staff Steven S. Galen, MD, who announced the initiative in a memo to medical staff members last week. "Physicians who have even the slightest suspicion that anyone has knowledge of their password should change it immediately."

To change your password, visit cslinkcentral.org, then click "Manage Password" on the right side of the screen.