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How to Create a Patient Education Internet Shortcut on Your Desktop

Categories  |  Technology/Informatics, Patient Education, Practice Tools, Patient Engagement

 |  By Thomas Agresta, MD, MBI

In my blog post about steps to help patients identify trusted healthcare information on the internet, I talked about creating a desktop shortcut to commonly used patient education websites. Here are the instructions to create a shortcut. 

  1. Browse to a website that you want to bookmark, right click in the URL window and press copy

    patient education shortcut

  2. Right click on the Desktop area and press new shortcut:  Then right click in and paste the URL, click next and name the Shortcut what you want (Medline Plus, for example). Now you have a shortcut that you can quickly launch during patient care:  patient education shortcut desktop

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