Healthcare Standards Groups – Ala Dilbert

Posted on August 17, 2011 I Written By

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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.