Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Flu Shot Clinic Today

Have you received your flu shot? A vaccination clinic is scheduled for today from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. in Harvey Morse 6.

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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2015 (PDF)


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CS-Link Tip: Be Specific When Storing Problems

This week's tip comes from the newest member of the physician team at Enterprise Information Services, Anil Goud, MD.

When storing problems within problem lists in CS-Link™, use the calculator to drive to as much specificity as possible. (Hint: The more digits in the actual code, the more specific the code.) This will decrease the number of times the calculator will pop up when you use the problem within the visit encounter, or at least decrease the number of options to choose from.

A great example is heart failure:

  • Heart failure — too nonspecific
  • Chronic systolic heart failure — too specific; may not cause the calculator to fire if you wanted to mention an acute component
  • Systolic heart failure — perfect; it will bring up the calculator but should only ask you to choose acuity (acute vs. chronic vs. acute-on-chronic)

For more information, visit CS-Link Central.

For ICD-10 help, email askicd10@cshs.org.

To set up individual or group training to improve your efficiency with CS-Link, email lisa.masson@cshs.org, shaun.miller@cshs.org, anil.goud@cshs.org or margaret.lozovatasky@cshs.org.