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Whitepaper: Testimony on Privacy Issues Associated With the Use of RFID Technology in Health Care Settings

by Hunton & WilliamJan 01, 2008

If the use of RFID technology becomes widespread, it can lead to greater accuracy and efficiency in treating patients by making medical information immediately accessible to health care providers. Privacy concerns, present a significant obstacle to the widespread acceptance of this technology. The benefits of using RFID in medical settings are achievable only if patients are confident that the data being transmitted will not be misused. The value of RFID in the medical arena can be fully realized only if patients have confidence both in the security of the technology and in the related policy environment.