I admit it, I'm part of the problem
Posted by aogMonday, 29 January 2007 at 12:39 TrackBack Ping URL

Via the Conservative Grapevine is this post about why the medical system lags far behind other industries in adopting information technology. I have some sympathy for that viewpoint, having actually been involved in a startup trying to do some medical software. My experience there, particularly with regard to the liability issues, convinced me that under no circumstances would I ever want to work in that field again. I can see how a large corporation with a well funded legal staff could do it, but a small, innovative startup? Very challenging, to say the least.

The original post was prompted by an interview with Intel chairman Craig Barrett of Intel. One wonders why, if Barrett really thinks there’s that much untapped marketspace in IT for the medical industry, he’s not funding startups in that area.

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cjm Tuesday, 30 January 2007 at 13:51

imagine being treated with a machine running microsoft o/s !!

erp Tuesday, 30 January 2007 at 18:27

AOG, I see my comment about Barrett possibly already funding a startup was deleted. Was it offensive in some way?

No, looks like a glitch. I can’t find any record of it (not in the junk pile) and I check the comment IDs and there aren’t any missing back to the 27th of this month (i.e., no comments at all have been deleted in that time frame). Did anything unusual happen? Did you see the comment actually appear on this page?

erp Wednesday, 31 January 2007 at 10:27

Can’t remember if I actually saw the comment appear. Thanks for checking. I’ll make sure I don’t click away prematurely in the future. I don’t comment here too often, although I stop by frequently, because I seldom disagree or have anything much to add to your posts.

cjm Wednesday, 07 February 2007 at 11:05

the overwhelming liabilty issues in the western countries, just might hand a critical advantage to other countries that aren’t quite so caught up in striving for a perfect world. only their lack of creativity and entrepenuriship is keeping these countries from exploiting this weakness.

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