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From: kf_lists at (KF_lists)
Subject: FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients ? HIPAA

Great... all the "Mark of the Beast" people will be popping up out of 
the wood works.

Ahhhhhh freak out... the sky is falling. =]

insecure wrote:
> The chip only stores an ID number. This ID number could be used as a 
> patient ID number to access records in some remote, allegedly secure 
> database. The health care provider would need to already have access to 
> the remote database
> The chip itself doesn't raise any more concerns in terms of HIPAA and 
> patient health information privacy than using a social security number 
> as a patient ID, as is common today. There are individual privacy 
> concerns with getting "chipped", which are probably about the same as 
> having a driver's license with embedded RFID. Either way, your movements 
> could be tracked without your consent or knowledge.
> Jesse Valentin wrote:
>> 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 )
>> VeriChip:
>> Health and Human Services Department:
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