It’s time for the Fat Lady to Sing….

02 Apr It’s time for the Fat Lady to Sing….

Wake up healthcare, the fat lady is clearing her voice and she is about to sing for you.

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Two articles came out about LabMD recently, HealthCare Info Security’s

LabMD vs. FTC: Legal Battle Continues and Fox Rothchild’s The Wild West of Data Breach Enforcement by the Feds. Please read them. My take is this:

Finally…finally…finally…the world just might be waking up to the fact that this furious war (and make no mistake, it is a war) with the Federal Trade Commission is not only about their crushing and imploding a small cancer detection center. No, this is about the FTC wanting the world of medicine at their beck and call. Should the FTC get away with this, then HIPAA is the least of healthcare’s worries. As if shrinking payments, Obamacare and Health and Human Services aren’t enough to worry about, how would you like to have to bow to an agency that argues they don’t need standards or specific rules?

Yes, more government lawyers with scant experience in medicine want to call the shots. This is because they know so much. Just ask them. They are the self-appointed saviors of the consumer. Of course, they don’t actually care enough to learn about the world they are messing with. They are so proud of their intentions to save the world (congress, doctors, and businesses be damned) that they will create common law to get their way. They will use a biased administrative court system. They will do anything, say anything and stop at nothing to “save the world”. In the mean time they crush all that stands in their way, including LabMD. I say no…and I mean it. If you don’t wake up now, my fate will be yours. WAKE UP, because reputation assassination is what they do for a warm up. The world of medicine has enough on its hands with Obamacare and HHS. There is no room at the inn for regulatory zealots. The FTC needs to go away for good.



Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. Outside of LabMD, enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft.