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.
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.