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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - April 2015 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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CS-Link Enhancements Coming April 25

New features and functionality will be made to CS-Link™ in the early of hours of Saturday, April 25.

However, you will not see a significant amount of change in your day-to-day workflows or screens. Following are just a few of the enhancements that you can look forward to:

  • Chart search toolbar
  • Multiple personalized order sets
  • Speed button functionality
  • InBasket email reminders

The CS-Link upgrade will require minimal training. However, so that you know what to expect, please view the job aids on CS-Link Central.

As part of the upgrade process, you will not be able to create or edit Preference Lists, SmartPhrases, SmartTexts, Macros or InBasket Quick Actions from now through April 26. If you attempt to do so, you will get an error message. You will, however, be able to use your current records.

Finally, this upgrade will require a downtime. CS-Link users will need to log off of the system for approximately four hours beginning April 25 at 1 a.m. and follow downtime procedures. Any orders that cannot be deferred should be placed via paper processes.

The CS-Link Shadow Read-Only SRO environment and Web/VS will be available during the downtime for easy reference to patients' allergies, medication lists, encounter histories, etc.

How to Learn More About April 25 Upgrade

There are several ways to learn about the improvements in the CS-Link upgrade:

  • Visit the upgrade page at CS-Link Central.
  • Check out the e-learning modules at CS-Link Central.
  • Attend the "Coffee and Conversation" sessions in the South Mezzanine parking lot Monday-Wednesday, April 27-29, from 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Get help from the upgrade Command Center, which will be available for two weeks in ECC A-C. The Command Center's phone number is 310-248-6600.

You can schedule a training session with Lisa Masson, MD, ( or Alex Bram (

Click here for more CS-Link training updates for physicians.