Customizing your inbox



The inbox has a default view with specific columns and behavior. You can customize your inbox using filters and sorting and by adding or removing columns so you can easily find and group tasks based on specific criteria.

Any changes that you make apply to your inbox only; other users do not see your changes.

Default inbox view

The inbox contains a set of columns that are sorted and filtered by default.

Columns

  • Entity - The record name. The icon identifies the type of entity.
  • Type - The type of task; for example, Change Request, Failed Job, Suspect Match.
  • Summary - A summary of the changes in the task.
  • Assignee - The Network user assigned to the task. Displays active users in your inbox task group.
  • Service Time - The amount of time since the task was opened.
  • Date Created The date and time that the task was submitted.

Behavior

  • Sorted by Date Created - Newest tasks display first

    Note: If your existing view is saved with the Date Created column sorted in ascending order, that preference will be preserved.

    The column cannot be removed from the Select Columns dialog. A Lock icon displays beside the column name to identify it as a default sorting field.

  • Filtered by the following Task Status options: Pending Review, New, and Processing.
  • Auto Refresh is enabled (the inbox refreshes every 60 seconds).

This default view can be changed so you can find your specific tasks.

Inbox sorting

Use sorting to quickly find and group tasks based on specific criteria. For example, data stewards can sort tasks by parent affiliations to find and verify multiple HCPs working at the same parent HCO. Highlighting identifies the columns that are sorted, searched, or filtered.

Supported columns for sorting

Support for column sorting is generally based on the type of data in the column. Most data model field types and task custom field types are supported, but there are some exceptions for the task columns that you can add to the inbox.

Review the sections below to understand which field types and task columns support sorting.

Number of inbox columns

The maximum number of columns that can be added to your inbox has been extended to 25 to ensure that you have the information required for managing tasks more efficiently.

Sorting columns

Columns can be sorted alphabetically in ascending or descending order so you can quickly group records and work on similar tasks.

To sort a column:

  • Ascending order - Click the column once.

  • Descending order - Click the column twice.

The sorting control Arrow icon remains highlighted in the selected sort order. The sorted column is also highlighted in gray.

Sorting is supported for one column at a time.

Remove sorting

To remove sorting, click Reset filters or sort another column. The highlighting is removed when the column is no longer sorted.

Highlighting

Columns that are sorted, filtered, or searched are now highlighted so you can easily identify the columns that are bringing the focus on specific tasks.

Sort highlighting

Columns that are sorted are highlighted in gray. The sorting control Arrow icon is also highlighted in the sort direction; ascending or descending.

Filter or search highlighting

If columns have an active filter or contain a search term, the column header and the filter/search area is highlighted in blue.

The highlighting disappears when the filter is removed or the search term is cleared.

Sort and filter/search highlighting

If a column is sorted and filtered or searched, a combination of the highlighting is applied. The column rows are highlighted in gray to identify sorting, and the column header and search/filter area is highlighted in blue to identify search or filtering.

The highlighting disappears when the focus changes. For example, if sorting is no longer applied, the sorting highlighting disappears from the column but the blue filter/search highlighting remains. Similarly, if filter/search is no longer applied, the blue highlighting disappears but the gray sorting highlighting remains.

Inbox export

If you have permission to export tasks from the inbox, the sorted order of the tasks is maintained in the exported .csv file. Export permissions are granted by administrators through inbox task groups.

Filtering the inbox

Different kinds of filters are available to help you quickly identify tasks.

Filter by country, source, and status

Use the top level filters to display tasks by Country, Task Status, and Source System.

In each filter list, the options are sorted in descending order of task count (the number of entries in the inbox that match that value). In the Country and Task Status lists, all available options display - including options that have a zero (0) task count. In the Source System list, only sources that have a task count display.

To indicate that filters have been applied, the color of the filter name, icon, and the selection count changes from black to blue.

Note: If the Source System, Country, or Task Statuscolumns are added to your inbox, using the filter at the top of the inbox also applies the filter to the columns so they stay synced.

Tip: Any changes that you make can be saved as an inbox view.

Use column filters

Some columns contain multiple filter selections; for example, the Type and Assignee columns. Use the search box in the column to narrow the list of attributes. A count of your selections displays at the top of list. A count of the total available values also displays below the search field.

Tip: To choose several options, click Select All and then clear the selections that you do not need. A maximum of 100 items can be selected from each list.

When a column is filtered blue highlighting is applied to the column heading.

Each list contains Apply and Cancel buttons that you can click when your selections are complete. Clicking another part of the inbox, outside of the column list also applies your filter selections to the inbox. Note that if you click outside of the list to navigate away from the inbox, your selections are not applied.

Filter by service time

To filter the inbox by specific service times, type a value in the minimum and maximum fields in the SERVICE TIME column and press the Enter key.

Filter by assignee

The Assignee column displays the active users in your inbox task group. You can filter the inbox to display your tasks, the tasks for the group, or specific users.

Inactive users

If you have an inbox view saved with a user who is now inactive, the tasks will no longer display in the inbox and the inactive user is removed from the Assignee list. If you click on the Assignee list, a message displays "This view has been updated. Save changes". This message is just informational to make you aware that the view has been changed to remove the inactive user.

Filter by parent affiliation

You can filter tasks by parent affiliation so you can process those tasks together by making one call to the HCO to validate all of the changes.

DCR indicator

When tasks contain changes to parent affiliations, a DCR indicator displays in the Parent Affiliation column. The DCR might contain changes for a parent HCO that is not the primary affiliation, so you can use this information to understand which parent HCO (hospital or department) to call to validate the HCP change request.

If the column is filtered for a specific corporate name, the matched result could return either the entity’s existing affiliation or a change request value. If the DCR contains changes to the existing parent affiliation, the DCR badge displays below the corporate name. If the filter returns the existing parent affiliation, but the DCR contains changes for a different parent affiliation, the DCR badge displays and includes the corporate name of the other parent affiliation.

Example

In the screenshot above, the Parent Affiliation column is filtered on the corporate name "st clares." The DCR indicator shows that there are DCRs for different parent affiliations on one task, so these tasks should not be assigned to the same data steward.

Review the following examples to understand how the DCR badge in the Parent Affiliation column indicates changes:

  • Brian Beyeri: No DCR badge - there are no changes for parent affiliations in this task.
  • Christine Milosis - DCR badge and corporate name - There is at least one change on the task for a parent HCO that is not the existing primary affiliation, St Clares Hospital Dover.
  • Joseph Longo - DCR badge only - There is a change on the task for the existing parent affiliation, St Clares Hospital Dover.

When you hover over the DCR badge, a pop-up window displays the parent HCO that has changes on the task. If there are changes for multiple parent HCOs, each parent HCO will be listed.

The Parent Affiliation column is not a default column, but it can be added to your inbox view.

Customize columns

You can add or remove columns and move them to display in a specific order. For example, you might add the Parent Affiliation column to your inbox and place it so it's the first column that displays.

To customize the columns, click the Column Options icon and choose Select Columns.

After you have made changes, you can return to the default columns display by clicking Reset Column Layout.

Add columns

Use the Select Columns dialog to add available columns to the inbox or remove selected columns from the inbox. You can search the available or selected columns and add up to 20 columns to the inbox.

To add columns to the view, expand a heading in the Available Columns pane and select the columns. Select multiple items by pressing the Alt key when selecting each item.

If you select an expandable heading (for example, Task Data), it includes all of its sub-entries in the view. Click the > button to move the entries to the Selected Columns pane.

Note: When the Selected Columns list reaches 20 entries, additional columns cannot be moved to that pane.

Depending on how many columns appear in the inbox, scroll indicators will display in the view.

Remove columns

To remove columns from the view, expand a heading in the Selected Columns pane and select the columns you want to remove from the view. Note that you can select multiple columns by pressing the Alt key.

You can select an expandable heading to include all of its subentries in the view. Click the < button to move the selections to the Available Columns pane.

To add or remove all entries from one pane or the other at once, click the << or >> buttons between panes. Note that the Selected Columns pane must include at least one entry.

Move columns

To arrange the columns in a different order than they display in your current inbox view, in the Selected Columns pane, click a handle and move the column to another position in the list.

Examples

  • To move the Type column so it displays before the Subject column in your inbox, click the handle beside Type and move it above Subject. Both of these columns are within the Task heading, so they can be moved independently.
  • To move the Parent Affiliation column up to the top of the list, click the handle beside the Parent HCO heading. This will move the Parent Affiliation column above the Task type columns.

Note: Columns of the same type (for example, Task) must be grouped together.

Search columns

To find columns in the Available Columns or Selected Columns panes, click the Search icon in either header and type a search value.

Resize columns

To resize columns in the inbox, click the vertical divider between column headings and drag the divider left or right.

Note: For values that are truncated within a column, you can hover over the value to see the full text.

Filter by parent affiliation

You can filter tasks by parent affiliation so you can process those tasks together by making one call to the HCO to validate all of the changes.

DCR indicator

When tasks contain changes to parent affiliations, a DCR indicator displays in the Parent Affiliation column. The DCR might contain changes for a parent HCO that is not the primary affiliation, so you can use this information to understand which parent HCO (hospital or department) to call to validate the HCP change request.

If the column is filtered for a specific corporate name, the matched result could return either the entity’s existing affiliation or a change request value. If the DCR contains changes to the existing parent affiliation, the DCR badge displays below the corporate name. If the filter returns the existing parent affiliation, but the DCR contains changes for a different parent affiliation, the DCR badge displays and includes the corporate name of the other parent affiliation.

Example

In the screenshot above, the Parent Affiliation column is filtered on the corporate name "st clares." The DCR indicator shows that there are DCRs for different parent affiliations on one task, so these tasks should not be assigned to the same data steward.

Review the following examples to understand how the DCR badge in the Parent Affiliation column indicates changes:

  • Brian Beyeri: No DCR badge - there are no changes for parent affiliations in this task.
  • Christine Milosis - DCR badge and corporate name - There is at least one change on the task for a parent HCO that is not the existing primary affiliation, St Clares Hospital Dover.
  • Joseph Longo - DCR badge only - There is a change on the task for the existing parent affiliation, St Clares Hospital Dover.

When you hover over the DCR badge, a pop-up window displays the parent HCO that has changes on the task. If there are changes for multiple parent HCOs, each parent HCO will be listed.

The Parent Affiliation column is not a default column, but it can be added to your inbox view.

Set inbox refresh behavior

By default, the inbox content refreshes automatically. To turn off the automatic refresh, click the More Options icon at the top right of the inbox and toggle the Auto Refresh setting.