CS-Link Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Click on the question to view the answer.
General Information: Frequently Asked Questions
Access: Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You have the ability to access CS-Link via remote access.
Training: Frequently Asked Questions
For your convenience, training sessions will be held on the medical center campus. Training locations include:
- Thalians – Room 30
- Cafeteria Conference Center – Room C
The amount of training you need depends on your role. In general, Medical Staff members with inpatient clinical privileges need to complete 8 hours of CS-Link training.
Providers attend 2 training sessions – a 4-hour instructor-led course followed by a 4-hour hands-on session. Prior to their instructor-led training, it is recommended that providers complete the preparatory eLearning modules available at www.CSLinkCentral.org.
In general, providers are not compensated for CS-Link training. However, when a new CS-Link application is implemented (e.g., Phoenix), providers will receive CME credit for completing training for that particular application.
Yes. Anyone who will use CS-Link to perform their job duties will need to complete CS-Link training before being granted access to the system.
Yes. After you complete your training, we urge you to practice your new skills in the “CS-Link Practice System.” Doing so will greatly improve your competence and efficiency. Information about how to access the CS-Link Practice System is available during training sessions.
Clinical Documentation: Frequently Asked Questions
Specialty-specific documentation templates are available, but providers can create their own documentation tools as well.
Yes, however editing, authentication and co-signing of transcriptions need to be completed in CS-Link via the In Basket. Exceptions include some results-based transcription (e.g., Pathology, Radiology) that is transcribed and authenticated through an ancillary system. Also, it is anticipated that, over time, there will be a decrease in the reliance upon dictation/transcription in favor of direct documentation within CS-Link.
In hospital encounters, multiple users can be in the same patients chart, same navigators and same activity at the same time. In some cases, users can’t do exactly the same action at the same time. For example, two users can’t sign orders at the exact same moment, however if the ordering time differs by one minute they will be able to sign orders.
Order Management: Frequently Asked Questions
CS-Link enables you to choose from a list of common order sets that have been created by Medical Staff representatives from each Division. These order sets can be personalized to reflect your preferences. A process for continuously optimizing CS-Link, such as enhancing existing order sets or developing new order sets, has been developed by Medical Staff.