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Re: [Full-Disclosure] FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients ? HIPAA woes?
From: KF_lists (kf_listssecnetops.com)
Date: Thu Oct 14 2004 - 15:52:54 CDT
Great... all the "Mark of the Beast" people will be popping up out of
the wood works.
Ahhhhhh freak out... the sky is falling. =]
> 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: http://www.4verichip.com/
>> Health and Human Services Department: http://www.hhs.gov/
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