The Paperless Healthcare Startup – lol

Posted on February 9, 2015 I Written By

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One of my healthcare IT friends posted this picture and caption to their Facebook page:

Paper Regulation in a Healthcare World

The past 8 months of my life can be summed up in just under 2k pages of internal documentation and reporting evidence. I’ll be so happy when this is over. Two days and counting…

Yeah, federal regs don’t choke healthcare startups at all. < /sarcasm>

I asked about which regulations (there are so many to choose from) and she said ISO and they also were lucky enough to get slapped with an FDA audit as well.

While not all regulation is bad and in fact some regulations is good, I’m pretty sure that these notebooks will almost never be cracked open. They’ll gather dust on a shelf. Of course, many would argue that the real value was the evaluation process that the company went through in creating these documents.

Regardless, this image is a good illustration of why many tech folks don’t get into healthcare.