Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

CS-Link Tip: View a Lifetime of Care at a Glance

Lifetime, a new feature in CS-Link™, rolled out on Nov. 3. The updated feature allows you to see a visual timeline of a patient's entire medical history at Cedars-Sinai.

This useful tool can be used in numerous ways, such as quickly familiarizing yourself with a new patient or seeing a detailed review of a patient's medication history. It is accessible through the Encounters tab in Chart Review and in Synopsis. Look for the Lifetime icon (a green infinity symbol) in the toolbar.

The Lifetime activity displays a calendar timeline, below which are individual timelines grouped into categories—Problems, History and Medications. The bottom Timespan Selection Bar allows you to zoom in and out of the timeline to expand or narrow the amount of time shown on the screen and to move along different intervals in the patient's record.

Hover over and click on the various timelines and icons to obtain more detailed information. You can expand the categories on the right to drill down to specific problems or medications. Hovering over the dashed circle to the left of the History category will display a pop-up box where you can switch between Past Medical History or Past Surgical History.

You can include or remove outside records pulled in from CareEverywhere by toggling the On/Off switch with the CareEverywhere logo located on the upper right. Next to the switch is a Legends button, which can help you better understand the icons that are displayed in Lifetime.

For more information, please see this CS-Link™ Job-Aid.

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