Healthcare Standards Groups – Ala Dilbert

My apologies to all those who work on healthcare standards groups, but I just couldn’t help but share this Dilbert cartoon on standards groups. The laughs aren’t because standards aren’t necessary. The laughs aren’t because standards aren’t extremely important to healthcare. The laugh is because work on a standards group is so hard and far too many of them end up without a standard. At least a standard that’s adopted and if it’s not a adopted, it’s not really a standard in my book.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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  • You are a bit late John, this one has already made the rounds. We always wonder where Scott is hiding in our meetings, and who let him in 😉

  • Keith,
    Yeah, I saw this a week or more ago. Just didn’t have a chance to post it until now. Hopefully those that aren’t quite as connected to you enjoy it.

    Have you ever seen Scott speak? I saw him speak at a healthcare security conference during lunch one time. He was the perfect lunch speaker. A great balance of humor and inspiration. I hope I get the chance to see him speak again. He’s great.

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