Despite having a sophisticated lab, technicians still often rely on the “dog-eared, fraying piece of paper at the computer station” to avoid making mistakes, according to CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth. In this piece, he talks about a recent experience that opened his eyes to the roadblocks that still exist.
“We are so hell-bent on simplifying our work, reducing our EHR burden, we sometimes forget that this work is more than just pointing, clicking, and typing.” In this piece, CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth, examines the downside of inserting GPT assistants into the EHR and suggests a different strategy for leveraging digital tools.
When it comes to migrating or swapping EHRs, moving all of the data – including images – from one to another simply isn’t worth the cost and effort required, according to CT Lin, MD, who talks about his team’s experience at UCHealth.
“Expressing gratitude benefits both the giver and the recipient, in terms of mood and overall health,” according to CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth. One way to do that is through a gratitude letter, which he recently wrote for a mentor and friend.
Although services like Door Dash are leveraging data to anticipate and correct errors, which can improve outcomes, not all of the algorithms are designed to help frontline workers, says CT Lin, MD, who offers food for thought based on a recent experience.
City scooters, as a whole, are a nuisance to traffic and a danger to riders. But they’re also modular information highways that successfully leverage technology, according to CT Lin, MD, who presents an interesting viewpoint in this blog.
Even for organizations that have been using Epic for years, there’s often still confusion among users as to what it can or cannot do, according to CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth0, who created a chart to help provide some clarity.
Although there is “a bell curve of technology adoption exhibited among clinicians” at most health systems – with different levels of experience and familiarity that need to be considered – there is a universal approach that can be applied, according to CMIO CT Lin.
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.