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CS-Link Tip: Patient Reminder Lists

You may have wanted to follow up on certain tasks with patients at some point. Patient Reminder Lists in CS-Link™ is one way to keep track of patient-related tasks, even if they may not be related to a specific visit or admission.

A Patient Reminder List can hold a list of patients that you may want to keep track of for research or educational purposes. They can also contain a list of patients with specific follow-up tasks with due dates, such as reminders for future lab tests or visits.

To create a Patient Reminder List, click on the wrench icon labeled "Edit List" located on the left-hand side of the Patient Lists toolbar. Choose "Create Reminder List" from the pull-down menu. In the pop-up window, name your reminder list and add your desired columns as you would for a My List.

Once a list is created you can add patients by clicking on the Add Patient button on the toolbar or by simply right clicking on one or a selection of patients from a user or system list and choosing Add to Reminder List from the context menu. You can then choose the Reminder List you want to assign the patient to and fill out the task-related information.

If you assign a due date, you will receive an In Basket message on that date if the task is still outstanding. You can complete tasks by first selecting the patient in the Reminder List and clicking on the task in the report that appears on the bottom of the screen.

For more information, please see the CS-Link job-aid on this topic by clicking here.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at groupeisphysicians@cshs.org.