It’s Time For STEMpathy

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.

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The Physician Burnout Crisis: Why Patients Must Come Second

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.

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The Epic Sprint

It wasn’t until an EHR Genius Bar was installed – using analysts, a trainer, and a physician informaticist – that adoption gained some traction at UCHealth, but the effort is far from complete, says CT Lin.

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Steve Hess, CIO, University Of Colorado Health, Chapter 3

Merging 3 health systems — “It’s still a work in progress.”
MU as a carrot
Focus on telehealth, e-visits
3 areas of growth: construction, affiliation & acquisition
Reflecting on the days of mainframe-based email
Personalized care — “It’s a journey.”

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Steve Hess, CIO, University Of Colorado Health, Chapter 2

Big-bang with Epic — “It’s scary. It’s big, and there’s a lot of change management.”
80/20 rule with workflow
Standardized order sets across UCHealth
3 tiers of data
“Analytics is a never-ending journey.”
Defining data — “It’s not trivial.”

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