Here are my posts on Informatics and EHR (electronic health records).
http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/uchealth-offers-patients-enterprise-wide-access-to-physician-notes We (UCHealth) show patients their physician progress notes ACROSS our entire enterprise, including: 7 hospitals (discharge summaries) 21 emergency departments (physician progress notes) 350+ outpatient clinics (soon: 2 out of 8 psychiatry clinics as of mid February 2017). Onward and upward!
Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead by Paul Spiegelman My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to like this book more. The provocative title says a lot. However, the point could have been made with fewer words. Moreover, I looked forward to real-life examples to illustrate this idea, and … Continue reading “Review: Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead”
Well folks, here’s more information about Open Notes from a physician who led a city-wide initiative to get ALL the hospital systems to adopt Open Notes, nearly a decade ago, with resulting excellent patient engagement and satisfaction and improved outcomes. And then I’m also on the webinar, too! Seriously, Homer Chin MD, formerly of Kaiser … Continue reading “Open Notes, a how-to Webinar with Homer Chin MD and CT Lin MD via HealthsystemCIO”
Modern Healthcare The Open Notes initiative is gathering some steam, and we’re proud to continue to be part of the conversation. <CT Lin MD>
I’m here at CHIME16, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, at the fall CIO forum, speaking about Open Notes. I’m honored to be invited to speak, and even more honored to be selected as an Encore by the audience, who choose their favorite presentations for an ‘encore’ presentation on the last day of the … Continue reading “Doc Prudence (a ukulele parody) about Open Notes”
At this year’s CHIME16, the annual national meeting of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Steve Hess, our CIO accepted the prestigious CHIME collaboration award. CHIME is the largest organization of healthcare CIO’s, over 900 at present count. What a great recognition from Steve’s peers to be recognized in this way. Steve’s work with … Continue reading “Congratulations to UCHealth’s CIO, Steve Hess, who wins CHIME16 collaboration award”
Cool Stuff Ahead! Our Neurosciences and Stroke team worked with our telehealth program, bought a souped-up ambulance, installed a portable (PORTABLE!) CT scanner, and now we can send this ambulance out on any 911 call that sounds like it may be an early stroke. Unlike current state-of-the-art facilities that take 30-60 minutes AFTER the patient … Continue reading “Mobile Stroke Unit, 4th in the country”
I’m gratified that the public conversation on electronic (and also paper) medical records continues. Its a dry topic, but oh so important. Ms. Sanger-Katz writes about Casey Quinlan (and her QR code!), and the difficulty of assembling a longitudinal health record that becomes more important as we get older. The morass of privacy, mistrust, bureaucracy, … Continue reading “NYtimes: releasing medical records”
Upcoming press release: UCHealth is excited to be the first in the state of Colorado to offer Open Notes to all 1.5 million patients in our system (as of May 2016). Open notes are now available across the spectrum of care, including outpatient clinics and emergency department notes to hospital discharge summaries. We believe that information transparency … Continue reading “Open Notes: a 16 year journey”
My talk at the Institute for Healthcare Technology Transformation today, as covered by Mark Hagland of Healthcare Informatics journal: Article at: http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/patient-engagement/it-s-transparency-get-over-it-ct-lin-md-challenges-iht2-denver-audience Twitter "Medicine in the Era of Facebook" Opening talk by Dr Lin was on 🎯 #iht2 #Denver #ukuleleplayer pic.twitter.com/XWGKLTBHMF — Julie Reisetter (@JulieReisetter) July 12, 2016 Busting the myths around Open Notes! @ctlin1 … Continue reading “Medicine in the age of Facebook #iHT2”