One of the most significant challenges facing healthcare organizations is how to effectively and safely distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. For UCHealth, the answer lies in the patient portal, according to CMIO CT Lin.
Informatics isn’t about setting up computers or fixing servers. It’s about building relationships, understanding the pressures and desires of patients, providers and staff, and understanding the ultimate goal of health care, says CT Lin, MD.
With Covid-19 testing volumes and positivity rates going up and down (and back up again), leaders are trying to make sense of the data and find the right strategy to get them trending in the right direction, says CMIO CT Lin.
The new legislating mandating the immediate release of progress notes to patients may seem like a step in the right direction – at least in some respects – but for leaders, it means a whole of “hard work,” says CT Lin, MD.
When it comes to CMS’ latest regulation on Information Blocking, which requires that all OpenNotes are released to patients, do the risks outweigh the potential for unintended consequences? CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth, isn’t so sure.