My Talks

Invited talks that I've given.

“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”

I Can See Clearly That My Sprain is Gone – Ukulele parody (and an XGM talk)

By CT Lin | May 15, 2019

We (Dr. Peter Sachs, Vice Chair of Radiology at UCHealth, and I) recently had the pleasure of presenting our recent quality improvement work at Epic’s XGM (eXpert’s Group Meeting) in Verona, WI this week. In brief, we created and turned on the ability for patients to view their own radiology IMAGES online in their patient … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly That My Sprain is Gone – Ukulele parody (and an XGM talk)”

What is a Yottabyte, and How Do You Treat It? (a talk)

By CT Lin | April 24, 2019

I gave a keynote speech late last year at Technology Awareness Day, hosted by the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus about Big Data, Tech acceleration, and Artificial Intelligence, as applied to healthcare. I enjoy making my colleagues uncomfortable. How long will doctors have jobs? Will the AI eliminate internal medicine doctors? If Watson can … Continue reading “What is a Yottabyte, and How Do You Treat It? (a talk)”

Dept of Medicine Innovation talk (video) on EHR Sprints

By CT Lin | October 10, 2018 Recently I gave a talk for the Department of Medicine Innovation and Research seminars at the Anschutz Medical Campus for University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. I spoke about one of my favorite topics, some of which I have discussed in these blog pages: Reducing the EHR burden and improving physician burnout with EHR … Continue reading “Dept of Medicine Innovation talk (video) on EHR Sprints”

We are Physician Builders (ukulele EHR parody)

By CT Lin | August 28, 2018

Here we are at #ugm2018 Epic’s annual User Group Meeting. We’re at our first Directors’ Advisory Council session with over 600 attendees, and we discussed our governance approach to Physician Builders and how we overcame internal resistance to the idea that Physicians could do a good job creating new designs, templates, smart tools, and other … Continue reading “We are Physician Builders (ukulele EHR parody)”

How can the Triple Aim help patients? Here’s how.

By CT Lin | July 11, 2018

My father (hi Dad!) recently was diagnosed with an incidentaloma. In medical speak, that is an “incidental” (or, unintended) finding on an imaging study conducted for an entirely different reason. His physician found an ascending aortic aneurysm of a certain size, on CT scan of the chest. Dad was interested in finding a vascular surgeon … Continue reading “How can the Triple Aim help patients? Here’s how.”

Ukulele parody: Everyone Knows its Becky

By CT Lin | May 31, 2018

Thanks to the medical informatics division at UC San Diego Health for hosting me at their informatics seminar series. I gave a talk about our efforts on improving physician well-being and reducing burnout (see previous blog posts on Sprints and Practice Transformation). Sometimes, I travel with my ukulele. Sometimes, I sing at the end of … Continue reading “Ukulele parody: Everyone Knows its Becky”

CT meditates: a comedy (14) Stanford wellness, military mindfulness, and Death Sticks

By CT Lin | December 14, 2017

I like Stanford’s relatively new Physician Wellness site; something we can all aspire to. It includes links to self-assessments (see “Test yourself” link on the far left of that page. What highly-competitive health care provider doesn’t want to test themselves against others? Maybe I can score the highest! Wait, maybe not the highest on … Continue reading “CT meditates: a comedy (14) Stanford wellness, military mindfulness, and Death Sticks”

Compose a talk (a blog, a paper) with sticky notes

By CT Lin | September 27, 2017

This is my favorite way of constructing new talks now. Stickies that you can move around, just like manipulatives from grade school. I came across an interesting idea in my recent reading, that your office should have 2 desks: one that has NO COMPUTER and only lots of paper, pens, stickies, glue, and other manipulatives. … Continue reading “Compose a talk (a blog, a paper) with sticky notes”

How to write an Open Note for patients

By CT Lin | September 18, 2017

Worried about how patients might be offended by physician progress notes? Use this reference tool.

Review: Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations

By CT Lin | June 21, 2017

Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations by Dan Roam My rating: 5 of 5 stars Turns out there are several types of stories to tell in presentations. Dan speaks to the idea of understanding your audience, understanding your purpose for a presentation, understanding what goal you wish to achieve: informative report, imparting … Continue reading “Review: Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations”


By CT Lin | May 17, 2017

Doodling. I recently gave a talk at the Health Evolution Summit conference in Dana point California. It was a humbling experience, as I was expecting to give the standard PowerPoint presentation, and was told: “no,” that instead, I would be out on the lawn in front of the wind and surf and be giving a … Continue reading “Doodling”

…and…but…therefore (Thanks, Randy Olsen!)

By CT Lin | May 10, 2017

“…and…but…therefore” I spoke about briefly on a previous blog post on storytelling. To remind you, in case you’re interested, Randy Olsen’s book Houston, we have a narrative introduces the world to his astounding idea, that “…and…but…therefore” is a concise way of summarizing an entire story in one sentence. For example, one way to interpret the Wizard … Continue reading “…and…but…therefore (Thanks, Randy Olsen!)”

Modern Healthcare discusses Open Notes (with a quote from me)

By CT Lin | January 3, 2017

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>

Medicine in the age of Facebook #iHT2

By CT Lin | July 12, 2016

My talk at the Institute for Healthcare Technology Transformation today, as covered by Mark Hagland of Healthcare Informatics journal: Article at: Twitter  "Medicine in the Era of Facebook" Opening talk by Dr Lin was on 🎯 #iht2 #Denver #ukuleleplayer — Julie Reisetter (@JulieReisetter) July 12, 2016 Busting the myths around Open Notes! @ctlin1 … Continue reading “Medicine in the age of Facebook #iHT2”

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