PIGlets

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.

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?

Info Blocking Rule is coming 4/5/2021. Here is some last-minute help for health systems

By CT Lin | March 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Break down those barriers!

UCHealth launches OurNotes: how patients co-author clinic progress notes

By CT Lin | November 11, 2020 | 1 Comment

As of November 2, 70 primary care practices went live with Our Notes. Read more about OurNotes here. Dr. Tom Delbanco and Jan Walker, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess initiated and ran the study. In brief, it is a way for patients, just ahead of an upcoming appointment to tell their provider what has happened … Continue reading “UCHealth launches OurNotes: how patients co-author clinic progress notes”

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

By CT Lin | August 28, 2020 | 3 Comments

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

My Failure Resume, redux

By CT Lin | August 5, 2020 | 3 Comments

Well, it is time to update my resume. It has been a year, I have failed at more things. I’ve read more failure resumes, and I like some of the newer ideas, for example, listing your NON-skills. I’ve added mine. One idea for brave souls willing to try, is to submit both your Regular CV … Continue reading “My Failure Resume, redux”

All y’all EHR-using folks don’t know how good you have it.

By CT Lin | June 10, 2020 | 2 Comments

For fun, I’ve set my Zoom background with an actual vintage 1997 photo I took of the medical records room in the basement of University of Colorado Hospital on Ninth Avenue in Denver (back when giants walked the earth). This aisle featured 6 stacked rows of medical record charts AND piles of paper record folders … Continue reading “All y’all EHR-using folks don’t know how good you have it.”

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

By CT Lin | September 25, 2019 | 2 Comments

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)”

New PIGlet? Or, interested in medical informatics? How to start…

By CT Lin | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you a PIGlet? Someone interested in the field of medical informatics? One of our newest informaticists coined the term PIGlet (Physician Informatics Group member). Cute. Increasingly I’m meeting with medical students, medical residents and now physicians as well as allied health persons (nurses, physical therapists) interested in the field, and unsure how to get … Continue reading “New PIGlet? Or, interested in medical informatics? How to start…”

Getting to Yes (Book review)

By CT Lin | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

OK, nobody has time to read an actual book, so here is William Ury speaking at Creative Mornings about his book. Do you have 30 minutes to be a better person? Ever seen the arm-wrestle exercise? Watch the video. I’ve read his book several times now. At least put it on your bookshelf. My take-aways … Continue reading “Getting to Yes (Book review)”

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

By CT Lin | April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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)”

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