Doctors cautious about RFID implants

June 28th, 2007

Here’s an item from the New York Times’s new Bits (for Business, Innovation, Technology, Society) blog.

The A.M.A. Gets Under Your Skin, Barnaby Feder
“On Monday, the delegates to the annual meeting in Chicago of the American Medical Association endorsed what could only be described as a cautious committee report on the role of implanted radio identification tags in patient care. The three recommendations were that doctors make sure that they get informed consent from patients before using such tags, they they not program any medical information into them without making sure it would be as secure as normal medical records, and that they support research into uses of the devices. …more…