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Geez...did anyone think that it might also be about heart devices, kidney devices, artificial limbs, larnyx reconstruction, hearing implants, penile implants, breast implants, artificial knees, artificial hips, ...the list goes on
RFID Applications in Patient Tracking
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is not new if we recollect that we used this technology to identify friendly aircraft during World War II. However, with the falling prices of passive tags, RFID has thus become attractive.
The RFID tags in healthcare may be applied to people (patients and staff) and to objects, allowing the readers on door frames, wards and treatment areas to detect and record interactions. The figure below shows the potential of RFID applications in healthcare settings:
RFID tags eyed to track Washington-area patients in case of disaster
The government wants to use a radio frequency identification system to track certain Washington-area hospital patients in case of disaster, and is seeking small- or veteran-owned businesses to do the job.
The National Naval Medical Center, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Suburban Hospital are interested in using RFID tags to track and locate patients in real time, down to specific hospital rooms, with an accuracy rate of 95 percent. The Defense Department currently uses such tags to monitor the movement and location of large shipping containers.
Originally posted by On the Edge
reply to post by andrewh7
Well,I guess if you see it on CSI,it must be okay!(?)
How did people ever manage to live before the God of Technology came along?!
Originally posted by jimmyx
geez...did anyone think that it might also be about heart devices, kidney devices, artificial limbs, larnyx reconstruction, hearing implants, penile implants, breast implants, artificial knees, artificial hips, ...the list goes on
Originally posted by sourcesonly
wow yeah i totally agree with this
never thought about it like that
Originally posted by SheaWolf
reply to post by patmac
"To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes."
Sort of lets us know from the very start that there are things in there that have nothing to do with health care. The people should start contacting their states to refuse this. Just because that government passes this, doesn't mean we have to put up with it. States have the rights to say no and it's past time to do so.
To ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cyber security defenses against disruption, and for other purposes.