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FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients ? HIPAA woes?
From: Jesse Valentin <jessevalentin () yahoo com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:38:20 -0700 (PDT)

Found an article discussing a new verichip that would be implanted under patient's skin and used to store medical 
information. Each time the patient would visit the doctor, this information would get updated. This raises concerns 
about privacy as the chip could also be used to track the whereabouts of an individual, aside from obvious concerns 
with HIPAA and the secure transmission and storage of patient health info. 
 
Interesting read: (Article - FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients )
http://www.comcast.net/News/HEALTHWELLNESS//XML/1700_High_Tech/3b28fa7e-6692-41c6-aba7-eef87a7cec56.html
 
VeriChip: http://www.4verichip.com/ 
Health and Human Services Department: http://www.hhs.gov/ 
 
 
 
 

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