Welcome! If you're a newbie informaticist, OR interested in growing your skills in informatics. In our organization, our Large PIG (physician/ APP informatics group) sometimes ads new members, hence, the colloquial "PIG-let". Here, I collate my blog posts describing a particular skill or tool or idea that has helped me in my career.

Information Blocking / Sharing NEW UPDATE summer 2023

By CT Lin | July 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Any health systems still struggling with decisions about sharing Open Notes and Open Test Results, and how to build a win-win-win relationship between physicians/APP’s, patients and hospital leadership? Here you go, the result of years of building together at UCHealth

Work-in-progress: Reducing Alert Fatigue with our EMO committee

By CT Lin | June 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Want to see how the sausage is made? Here are some tidbits from our recent EMO discussion. Yes, our committee is named Electronic Medication (warning) Optimization. Who doesn’t want the “EMO notes”?

Simple vs complicated vs complex decisions: a leader’s approach (HBR and Colin Powell) and a reflection

By CT Lin | June 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

How does electronic Surgical Case Request and electronic Informed Consent illustrate decision-making in complex environments? Here is some of my own heartburn. Also, what does Colin Powell have to say about decision-making?

APSO Notes: what Machiavelli taught me

By CT Lin | May 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

What does a book from the 15th century, my own pediatric record, and APSO notes have to do with modern informatics?

Machiavelli, “The Spare” and Medical Informatics? A reflection

By CT Lin | April 26, 2023 | 3 Comments

What does “The Prince”, Prince Harry’s new book, and Medical Informatics have in common?

CT Lin’s CMIO interview with SeamlessMD

By CT Lin | March 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Joshua Liu and Alan Sardana for a great chat spanning decades of my informatics career. We cover: https://seamless.md/blog/tdp-96-uchealths-cmio-dr-ct-lin-measuring-and-benchmarking-clinician-nps-augmenting-cds-with-ai-and-making-clinical-informatics-fun-ft-ukulele

My conversation on Designing for Health (podcast and a ukulele song)

By CT Lin | February 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

What does mindfulness mean to a CMIO? Also, patient engagement, information transparency, and FAILURE? And finally, gratitude. Listen all the way through for a special treat. #Podcast #healthcare #healthIT #hitsm #whyinformatics #hcldr #somedocs

Swapping or Merging EHR’s? Don’t Make Me Start with a Blank chart! Or Should We?

By CT Lin | January 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

You’re kidding right? No one wants to start with a BLANK EHR screen when seeing patients. There HAS to be a way to automatically move data from ___ EHR (fill in name) to ___ EHR (fill in name), RIGHT? RIGHT?

Grow humans, not IT employees (PIG-let series)

By CT Lin | December 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

What do the books Good to Great (Collins) and How to Raise an Adult (Lythcott-Haims) have to do with Informatics? Don’t you wish you knew… (UPDATE! Link to Sinek’s Infinite game 2 minute summary)

Help! Secure Chat in Epic, a ukulele EHR parody

By CT Lin | September 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

The latest ukulele song. Yet another illustration of how Culture Eats Technology for Lunch.

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