Interview with Becker’s Hospital Review (CT Lin on the CMIO role)

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Thanks to Becker’s for interviewing me and posting our conversation:

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/crucial-skills-for-aspiring-cmios-q-a-with-uchealth-s-cmio-dr-c-t-lin.html

Some back story for my role as CMIO: I began as the “chief complainer” back in 1998 or so… It has been a long journey over the past 20 years. I used to think “informatics” was about designing computer screens and the colors and placement of buttons, and the selection of features. Now, I realize “informatics” is about effective human connections, developing skilled multidisciplinary teams, and nudging colleagues to do their best work in the common interest of the organization. Much more vague, but SO rewarding when it works.

CMIO’s take? This is the core of our job: “We improve physician and team wellness and effectiveness by building extraordinary relationships and innovative tools.”

Author: CT Lin

CMIO, UCHealth (Colorado); Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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