This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
March 16, 2006
Use of Implanted Patient-Data Chips Stirs Debate on Medicine vs. Privacy
"When Daniel Hickey's doctor suggested he have a microchip implanted under his skin to provide instant access to his computerized medical record, the 77-year-old retired naval officer immediately agreed. 'If you're unconscious and end up in the emergency room, they won't know anything about you,' Hickey said. 'With this, they can find out everything they need to know right away and treat you better.'" [Free Registration Required]
Posted by Danny Wedding at 3:41 PM