posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 03:35 PM
I just came across this bit of info, and actually find it very disturbing. I'm sure this topic has come up before, but I can't find any info on the
I have just found out that American Medical Response, one of the leading private ambulance companies in America has just recently started a program in
Atlanta with many of the nursing homes there, where they have patients who have chips implanted into their right upper arms with all of their medical
information in it.
Now, I work in the medical field, and I know how difficult it can be to get a patient and not have access to their records, but I find this method
very bothersome. Furthermore, the technicians in the back with the patient have no idea who has or has not been implanted, so they are starting to
scan EVERY person they get from one of the participating nursing homes.
Yes, the program is voluntary for the patients, but for how long, and the potential for abuse or release of confidential information is huge.
Whats everyone else think about this?