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.

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.

How to write an effective 1-PAGER (Informatics PIG-let series)

By CT Lin | September 21, 2022 | 5 Comments

Ever done this? You have a major presentation, and as the expert, you want to anticipate ALL questions, so you write a 17 page white paper to CRUSH ALL DISSENT. HA! You think, TAKE THAT! I’m sure to win everyone over.

My black book for non-device note taking (Informatics PIGlet series)

By CT Lin | September 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

According to my smart younger sister, all west-coast startup CEO’s carry black books, wear blazers, ironic T-shirts, and sneakers. I figure I could at least carry a black book. What’s in it? What’s it good for?

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