My Talks

Invited talks that I've given.

Tips on Mentorship (a conversation)

By CT Lin | September 7, 2022

The PAC mentor program I recently had the chance to sit down with David Bar-Shain MD, of MetroHealth, who single-handedly started the a mentorship program in the PAC (Physician Advisory Council), hosted at Epic in Verona Wisconsin. The program has been running for 4 years now and has matched over 70 mentor-mentee pairs, over 170 … Continue reading “Tips on Mentorship (a conversation)”

Creativity DOES NOT come from our laptops

By CT Lin | July 6, 2022

For all the great mind mapping tools out there, for all the shiny new apps that covet my attention, when it comes to creative thinking, designing things, or brainstorming a new talk, paper is it. #whyinformatics #hitsm #hcldr

Ethics Grand Rounds: The Ethical Issues with Open Notes and Open Results (CT Lin @ uchealth)

By CT Lin | June 15, 2022

Hear about: Anticipatory Guidance, Cancer Diagnoses revealed online, Risk of marginalization, the Ethics of Ethics notes, and more…

The Pyramid of Possibility: explaining informatics to others

By CT Lin | March 23, 2022

Use this to explain to your colleagues that some requests are easy and others might just be impossible.

Blowing apart EHR classroom training, TikTok, Microlearning (and a uke song)

By CT Lin | March 18, 2022

What does TikTok have to do with Classroom Training? And what is “so last year” with EHR onboarding? And which uke song is up next?

Epic EHR webinar with UCHealth: Inbasket Re-invention: did we really delete 12 million messages?

By CT Lin | March 2, 2022

Yes. Yes, we did.

Sepsis, Machine Learning and the Centaur (my SMILE conference talk)

By CT Lin | January 12, 2022

Find out: What is a centaur and what does it have to do with healthcare? What are the criteria for a good machine learning project? What is the role of a virtual health center with predictive models? And most importantly: What ukulele song goes with machine learning?

Predictive Algorithms Save Lives Sepsis @uchealth: A 5-slide talk

By CT Lin | October 6, 2021

This data dilettante (see previous posts: dilettante #1, dilettante #2) has enjoyed armchair theorizing with all of you, my best (online) friends. Today we explore how our super-smart team scrambled our way to improving sepsis care with a predictive algorithm we built. The old saying goes: the success of any major project in a large … Continue reading “Predictive Algorithms Save Lives Sepsis @uchealth: A 5-slide talk”

My Failure Resumé (a talk)

By CT Lin | June 9, 2021

What lessons can we learn from CT Lin’s failures?

I can see clearly now, my Sprain is gone (ukulele)

By CT Lin | April 16, 2021

Thanks to my collaborators on the Patient Radiology Image Viewing team at UCHealth: Evan Norris MD, Ciarra Halaska, Justin Honce MD, Peter Sachs MD, and Kate Sanfilippo. Come see our talk at Epic XGM 2021 (eXpert Group Meeting) next month! Session Rad 1.4 What’s the TL;DR? Allowing patients to view their radiology images in their … Continue reading “I can see clearly now, my Sprain is gone (ukulele)”

Beautiful Visuals: Gulf Stream, AMOC and “Global Weirding” (nytimes)

By CT Lin | March 9, 2021

I wish our informatics work had beautiful animations like this to bring the lessons home. You must read this, both for the visuals and the powerful impact of the lesson.

My Interview on INFO BLOCKING With 33 Charts

By CT Lin | November 3, 2020

Thanks to Dr. Bryan Vartabedian for a fun wide-ranging conversation about INFO BLOCKING and our information transparency efforts at UCHealth over the past 2 decades. A trip down memory lane, and the potholes I’ve stepped in, and the battle scars from pushing the edge of what providers are ready for… In case you are willing … Continue reading “My Interview on INFO BLOCKING With 33 Charts”

My Failure Resumé: A TALK

By CT Lin | October 30, 2020

You know you’ve wanted to see it, hear it, and revel in the schadenfreude: CT Lin’s famous FAILURE RESUMÉ: a talk.

Information Blocking and the End of Secrecy in Healthcare? (a rant, a talk and a uke song)

By CT Lin | August 28, 2020

What is CT looking at? Could it be … his own radiology image in his patient portal? What does this mean about secrecy in healthcare?

Dr. CT Lin’s Covid-19 advice for patients. KOSI 101 and Mile Hi Magazine

By CT Lin | April 19, 2020

In the link below, it is the interview from April 12, 2020. https://kosi101.com/mile-high-magazine-public-affairs/ I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mile Hi Magazine last week in regards to questions about how patients can cope with Covid-19 at home. I responded to such questions as: So many people contract but recover, is this what our … Continue reading “Dr. CT Lin’s Covid-19 advice for patients. KOSI 101 and Mile Hi Magazine”

UCHealth: ‘Most Wired’ level 10!

By CT Lin | November 7, 2019

We are incredibly honored and humbled to be awarded Most Wired level 10 by CHIME: the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. We were one of the three organizations, out of thousands applying, to be awarded level 10, indicating the highest achievement in superior performance and process for information technology used to improve clinical care. … Continue reading “UCHealth: ‘Most Wired’ level 10!”

The End of Secrecy? (a preview of a talk at CHIME19)

By CT Lin | November 3, 2019

I’m at CHIME19 this week: the College of Health Information Management Executives, Fall Forum. Eight hundred Healthcare CIO’s and a growing number of CMIO’s are members. My CIO, Steve Hess and I are giving a talk called “Is this the End of Secrecy in Healthcare?” where we outline our (sometimes) rocky journey toward ever-increasing transparency … Continue reading “The End of Secrecy? (a preview of a talk at CHIME19)”

Making slides for a talk? How to make them more memorable (advanced tips)

By CT Lin | September 25, 2019

Powerpoint deck on how to give a good powerpoint talk linked here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmzloklxmmr5132/2019-0513%20How%20to%20give%20an%20effective%20presentation%20-%20advanced%20-%20CTLin.pptx?dl=0 I’ve been thinking about giving talks backed by powerpoints. Leaving aside the many talks on “Death by Powerpoint”, the lifeblood of the industry is on slides-man-ship in presenting new ideas to our own organization’s leadership, and at national meetings. And then you … Continue reading “Making slides for a talk? How to make them more memorable (advanced tips)”

Improving Wellness via EHR Optimization Sprints and High Performing Teams. WellDOM speaker series with Amber Sieja and Katie Morrison

By CT Lin | September 11, 2019

It is always a pleasure to stand up and discuss our Informatics work in public forum. We always strive to reduce physician burnout and the EHR burden by improving teamwork and practice efficiency. As a side effect, we discovered the principles behind Agile teamwork, reducing waste, and the ideas underlying High Performance Teams (both running … Continue reading “Improving Wellness via EHR Optimization Sprints and High Performing Teams. WellDOM speaker series with Amber Sieja and Katie Morrison”

“Empty Wallet” or Real Time Benefits Check interfaced into the EHR (woo!) Ukulele

By CT Lin | August 29, 2019

Thanks to all our EHR colleagues; I’m returning from Epic’s UGM (User Group Meeting: check out the twitter-verse at #UGM19) and learned a ton from other customer presentations and from Epic’s future vision as a company. Here is our contribution: a successful integration of RTBC (real time benefits check) of prescription co-pay, prior authorization data, … Continue reading ““Empty Wallet” or Real Time Benefits Check interfaced into the EHR (woo!) Ukulele”

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