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September 2013

Welcome to the September issue of Progress Notes
Fall is just around the corner. Time to get ready for some football, spectacular foliage, leaf collections and flu shots. This month’s Progress Notes offers a wide range of practice of medicine articles and updates. Also, the CME Office shares a great lineup of upcoming programs and new ways for you to access these offerings at your own computer. Read More

New ways to view LGH CME events
The CME Office is excited to offer a full plate of CME offerings in September with both simulcast viewing at your own computer and post-live viewing. Read More

New treatment offered to improve depression
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that controls moods. Read More

Pilot program a win for dermatology and allergy consults
A successful pilot program has become permanent, improving inpatient access to dermatology and allergy consultations and follow-up outpatient care. Read More

Study allows heart failure patients to adjust their own medications
Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute is testing a new implantable device at Lancaster General Hospital that could transform the way heart failure patients manage their conditions. Read More

Preoperative anemia screening in elective surgical patients improves outcomes
Preoperative anemia screening and management prior to elective surgery is one of seven Blood Management Performance measures recommended by The Joint Commission. Read More

Reflections on CPOE implementation one year later
e-Health physician leaders look back…and ahead. Read More

Former LGH Surgery Department Chair passes
G. Gary Kirchner, MD, 79, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Lancaster General Hospital from 1986 to 1989, passed away August 2. Read More

e-Health Update: The conversion to ICD-10 begins
In mid-August, Lancaster General Health began the initial changes for the conversion to ICD-10. Read More

Flu shots required by Nov. 15
All physicians who will be present at Lancaster General Health facilities during flu season are required to be vaccinated against influenza by Nov. 15, 2013. Read More

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Under-diagnosed and under-treated
Less than 25 percent of patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic disorder resulting in extremely elevated cholesterol levels, are diagnosed, and most of those receive incomplete or inadequate treatment. Read More

LG Health welcomes six new physicians
LG Health welcomes these new physicians on staff. Read More

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