This comic reminds me of healthcare IT and EHR government regulations lately. See if you can relate to this great Dilbert comic.
For healthcare I might change the wording to say…
“Your certification and regulation requirements include four hundred features.”
“Do you realize that no doctor is able to use a product with that level of complexity?”
“Good point. How can I certify “Easy to use?””
I’m reminded of the keynote I saw the US CIO give. He said that one of the biggest challenges is taking regulation off the books. I’d love to see HHS and ONC see how many regulations they could remove as opposed to continuing to create new regulations.
If they’re not sure where to start, let me give them an idea. If you’ve required the collection of data which you haven’t ever used, that regulation is gone. That should do away with 3/4 of the healthcare regulations.
P.S. Sorry to take a Fun Friday and make it not so fun. I couldn’t help myself.