Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

New Incident Reporting System Now Live

Cedars-Sinai's new incident reporting system, CS-Safe, is live. The system is used for the reporting and follow-up of safety events and near misses, as well as good catches, that affect patients, staff and visitors.

"All staff have a responsibility to the entire Cedars-Sinai community to report safety events and concerns," said David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing executive.

The new system supports the organization’s overall commitment to clinical quality, safety and enhanced patient outcomes, said Rekha Murthy, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs and associate chief medical officer.

"CS-Safe is an important tool that will enhance our reporting culture to enable a better understanding of system and process-improvement opportunities for delivering the highest quality and safety in patient care," Murthy said. "Data from CS-Safe also will help to inform many aspects of our clinical quality programs."

All staff and physicians have access to CS-Safe and are asked to report safety concerns and events in the system. CS-Safe provides an intuitive, easy-to-use platform for entries and provides status updates, allowing staff and physicians to monitor entries and be informed of follow-up.

"The system also provides tracking and trending of events, and area-specific reports to all levels of leadership," said Gail P. Grant, MD, director of Clinical Quality Information Services.

CS-Safe is accessible in three ways: CS-Link, the clinical workstation or the Cedars-Sinai intranet. Training tips for incident report entry are now available on HealthStream through a short, six-minute video titled, "CS-Safe Incident Reporting Training." For leadership who review reported events, an additional one-hour hands-on training session also is available.

"Everyone has a voice in patient safety," said Edward Seferian, MD, chief patient safety officer. "If you see something, please say something. Then, document your concern in CS-Safe."

For questions about CS-Safe, please email GroupCS-SafeHelp@cshs.org.