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Go live day 2: solve EHR system issues before Monday (and a uke song: If You’re Going to Yampa Valley)

By CT Lin | May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

I love hospital art. Why not improve the lives of employees by showing something beautiful? Day 2 is going well. It is fascinating to see each department with very different concerns come together to solve problems. We have a doc who can order tests and prescriptions but can’t place billing charges without ‘changing context.’ Call … Continue reading “Go live day 2: solve EHR system issues before Monday (and a uke song: If You’re Going to Yampa Valley)”

Command center: Another day, another go live (and some uke songs)

By CT Lin | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’m here at YVMC: Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat CO for Friday’s Epic EHR go live. Setting up the command center, at least half the room is festive. Prepping for the inevitable phone calls. We are finishing up our Preflight sessions, an innovation we created to get docs ready for the big day. Beyond … Continue reading “Command center: Another day, another go live (and some uke songs)”

Doc Prudence (new ukulele performance)

By CT Lin | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to videographer @DrDannySands for taping my latest spontaneous ukulele performance of “Doc Prudence” a uke parody song and cautionary tale (not really) about Open Notes at #sgim18 (Society of General Internal Medicine, national meeting in Denver last week). CMIO’s take? Self-aggrandizement never pays off. OR, taking oneself too seriously never pays off. One of … Continue reading “Doc Prudence (new ukulele performance)”

EPCS: Morphine (ukulele video)

By CT Lin | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Has your organization adopted technology to electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS)? If so, good for you! If not, what are you waiting for? UCHealth is kicking off this project on April 9, 2018, a “big bang” for all providers who have a DEA number to be able to e-prescribe and avoid that horrible, bifurcated workflow … Continue reading “EPCS: Morphine (ukulele video)”

I’m a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatimusicology!

By CT Lin | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

That’s FACMIMI to you regular folk. Here’s the ACMImi blog, with a recent contribution by yours truly for the EPCS “Morphine E-prescribe” song. Here’s to colleagues in healthcare getting the word out, and having fun while we’re at it! Also, here’s an update with more songs!  CMIO’s take? What are YOU doing to … Continue reading “I’m a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatimusicology!”

Ukulele: Dear Burned Out Colleague

By CT Lin | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ukulele at CHIME17 Ukulele at Epic UGM17 CEO Council Thanks to the organizers at CHIME17 for a great conference. Just returned from giving my presentation on “EHR 2.0 Sprints: Can Providers and EHR’s Just Get Along?” with my collaborator and colleague Steve Hess, CIO at UCHealth. We are all about improving the well-being of … Continue reading “Ukulele: Dear Burned Out Colleague”

Doc Prudence (a ukulele parody) about Open Notes

By CT Lin | November 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

I’m here at CHIME16, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, at the fall CIO forum, speaking about Open Notes. I’m honored to be invited to speak, and even more honored to be selected as an Encore by the audience, who choose their favorite presentations for an ‘encore’ presentation on the last day of the … Continue reading “Doc Prudence (a ukulele parody) about Open Notes”

Slicer Dicer, ukulele parody of Helter Skelter

By CT Lin | September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

  So, I just got back from Wisconsin, hob-nobbing with over 15,000 people at Epic’s UGM 2016 (national user group meeting). We sent a half-dozen folks to present talks on such topics as our Physician Builder governance program where our physician informaticians are trained and given the keys to build sophisticated charting, ordering and reporting … Continue reading “Slicer Dicer, ukulele parody of Helter Skelter”

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