Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Letter From Chief of Staff: Upcoming Required Remote Access Changes

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Last year, we began implementing Okta as our enterprise-wide 2-factor authentication system, starting with Microsoft O365 email. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, this change was necessary to protect Cedars-Sinai resources and confidential data. Over the next few months, we will continue to migrate existing Cedars-Sinai systems to Okta.

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Emergency Medicine Pioneer Marks 40 Years of Transformation, Growth


In 1976, Joel Geiderman, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and decided he would take a leap of faith and specialize in a new area of medicine: emergency medicine. Geiderman's choice was unique at the time. It wasn't until a historic vote in 1979 that the American Board of Medical Specialties officially established emergency medicine as a distinct area of patient care. Four decades later, Geiderman is co-chair of the Emergency Department and says his career path parallels the advances in emergency medicine.

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Physician Wellness Tip: Healthy Eating


Whether you eat three or six meals a day, maintaining a healthy weight comes down to what you eat, how much you eat and how much energy you use. We gain weight when we eat more calories than we burn. So, it's really important to couple balanced meals with an active lifestyle.

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Deadline for Award Nominations Is Aug. 12

A call for nominations is now open for the Pioneer in Medicine and Master Clinician awards, which will be presented during the annual meeting of the medical staff on Oct. 14, 2019. All medical staff members are eligible to participate, with a panel selecting the winners. Please read more to review criteria and instructions before submitting your nominations.

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Eleven Startups Join Latest Accelerator Class


The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is welcoming 11 health-tech companies from across the U.S. and Europe to its newest accelerator class. The companies are innovating solutions for a wide variety of healthcare challenges—from the way hospitals count inventory and schedule staffers to products such as a smart brace for knee replacement patients.

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Lecture About 'Impossible Medical School' in Warsaw Ghetto Set for July 29

As death closed in on the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, some of those coping amid the wretched conditions affirmed life in an extraordinary way: They operated a clandestine medical school. Leo A. Gordon, MD, a surgeon on the Cedars-Sinai staff for 40 years, is giving a lecture about the "Impossible Medical School" on Monday, July 29, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. 

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See production information updates for June.

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CS-Link Tip: Outside Results Box


A world of perfect interoperability has not yet been realized. Results of procedures, imaging and labs still amass on our desks on paper. There are times when you need to mark these tests as done with a result immediately to satisfy Health Maintenance. Use the Outside Results Box, an extremely useful tool. Learn more here.

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