A patient’s social history has the potential to generate helpful clues about illness and, more importantly, turn them into people in the eyes of clinicians, says CMIO CT Lin, sharing a story from his early career.
Although it may go against your instincts, sometimes the best way to lead is to remove yourself from the details of the discussion and think about to shape it and guide it to a productive conclusion, says CT Lin.
Robot technology isn’t just cool; it has the potential to expedite lab results, decrease costs, and improve patient satisfaction, says CT Lin, who has seen quick results at UCHealth.
With the continued acceleration of technology threatening jobs, perhaps it’s time for a new idea that combines STEM thinking with skills in empathy and communication, says CT Lin.
The concept may seem to run counter to everything physicians are taught, but if we want to reduce burnout and bring joy back to medicine, it’s time to put patients second, says CMIO CT Lin.