Healing Harmonies

From Chart Chaos to AI Symphony in Healthcare

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
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On this episode I talked to CT Lin, MD, (@ctlin) System CMIO at UC Health who tells the story of his early entry into the world of healthcare informaticists as the “Chief Complainer”. CT delves into the complexities of electronic health records (EHRs), the pressing cybersecurity concerns, and the overwhelming in-basket conundrum faced by physicians.

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As healthcare systems grapple with mounting patient messages and the burden of communication, Dr. Lin offers insights into the delicate balance between using AI and preserving human judgment. The application of AI to draft responses to patient queries emerges as a promising solution, easing the load for clinicians while ensuring human oversight.

CT Strikes a Unique Chord

We discuss the nuanced challenges of integrating technology into healthcare, presenting a vision where AI can be a supportive tool for physicians while emphasizing the importance of human engagement in the design process. Listen in to hear the culmination of the conversation as Dr. Lin’s breaks out his ukulele for a signature performance, where he playfully reimagines Elton John’s classic to humorously critique the intricacies of EHRs.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.

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For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

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