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.

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?

Tips on Mentorship (a conversation)

By CT Lin | September 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

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)”

Where do you keep the (informatics) pixie dust? (borrowed from NYTimes)

By CT Lin | August 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is hilarious: angsty flowcharts to help guide readers. Must-read article. Thank you to Fawzy Taylor, whose brainchild this is. Fantastic in so many ways. Why can’t we build our informatics and our internal education this way? For example, for newbie informaticists, how about my book-recs graphic above, based on the same idea? CMIO’s take? … Continue reading “Where do you keep the (informatics) pixie dust? (borrowed from NYTimes)”

This video about storytelling will change your life

By CT Lin | October 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

I have followed Andy Goodman’s work (he teaches storytelling to nonprofit organizations), and have learned so much about how to be effective at my own work. It is nearly an hour long, and who has an hour? You do, if you know what is good for you. But, I know you’re busy, so, if nothing … Continue reading “This video about storytelling will change your life”

Apple (and UCHealth) in Healthcare

By CT Lin | October 19, 2021 | 1 Comment

Mass Vaccines, Epic, Apple, 5G, UCHealth. Sometimes it all comes together.

What TikTok teaches us about effective communication

By CT Lin | August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Those of us stuck in the “last century” take heed: TikTok and 15 to 60 second videos are IN.

My Failure Resumé (a talk)

By CT Lin | June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

INFORMATICS: Put the road signs on the road, not in the garage

By CT Lin | April 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Why make folks go to training or read a tip sheet if you could guide them just-in-time as they do their work?