John D. Halamka, the CIO of both the Boston's CareGroup Health System and the Harvard Medical School, decided to take the plunge. Health Data Management reports that he's now a RFID-Enabled CIO. He was successfully implanted with a VeriChip in the arm in December 2004 during a painless, 15-minute procedure. He said that RFID readers can identify him even if he wears several layers of clothing.
He added he wanted to check how the chip could be used in future medical applications, such as retrieving information from a nonresponsive patient or checking if a medication or procedure was given to the correct person. Read more for other details and references.
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