What would happen if healthcare organizations decided to purge all messages 6 months or older from EHR in-baskets, and set a 90-day expiration clock on all incoming messages? CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth, plans to find out. “There’s no value in keeping those,” he wrote.
The dramatic increase in virtual visits and messaging with patients can lead to “unmanageable burden and real risks of burnout” if it isn’t addressed, says CT Lin, MD. In this piece, he talks about how UCHealth hopes to turn the tide with its in-basket redesign initiative.
By obtaining a thorough social history, providers can get to know patients better – and gain answers about their illness, says CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth. In this blog, he talks about the interesting way in which he learned this.
As social media continues to transform the way people communicate and work, can platforms like TikTok be leveraged to improve medical education and even EHR usage? CT Lin, MD, examines this issue while reflecting on his own evoluation.
Even for organizations like UCHealth that have been using OpenNotes for years, complying with the Information Blocking regulation has been a struggle, says CT Lin, MD, who provides a summary explaining the ‘why’ and the ‘how.’