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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)  

Mark Your Calendar

Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - July 2016 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

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Inpatient E-Prescribing of Discharge Meds Starts July 30

Starting July 30, inpatient providers will be able to send most discharge medication orders electronically within CS-Link in a process referred to as e-prescribing.

Rather than printing, faxing or writing out a prescription, the order will transmit electronically from CS-Link directly to the patient's preferred pharmacy. This capability has been available for some time in the outpatient setting, where it has proven to be efficient and convenient for patients and providers.

Eligible providers, including attendings and residents who have their own medical license, will be able to use the new e-prescribing functionality. Providers with their own Drug Enforcement Administration license (including residents) will also be eligible for e-prescribing of controlled substances.

Physicians who would like to e-prescribe controlled substances must opt in and sign up to obtain a security token, which can be configured on a smartphone. To opt in, please visit the project team during scheduled office hours, which are between Monday, July 18, and Thursday, July 28, from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. in the Medical Staff Lounge.

Providers unable to attend the scheduled office hours can contact the help desk after July 18 at 310-423-6428 to initiate the request for a security token.

Contact EIS Physician Leader Shaun Miller, MD, at with any additional questions.