FDA OKS implanted medical info chip
Chips would reveal patient’s allergies, prior treatments
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an implantable computer chip that can pass a patient’s medical details to doctors, speeding care.
VeriChips, radio frequency microchips the size of a grain of rice, have already been used to identify wayward pets and livestock. And nearly 200 people working in Mexico’s attorney general’s office have been implanted with chips to access secure areas containing sensitive documents.
Delray Beach, Florida-based Applied Digital Solutions in July asked the FDA for approval to use the implantable chip for medical uses in the United States. The agency had 60 days to reply to the “de novo” application.
It’s the first time the FDA has approved the use of the device, though in Mexico, more than 1,000 scannable chips have been implanted in patients. The chip’s serial number pulls up the patients’ blood type and other medical information.
With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches.
Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code — similar to the identifying UPC code on products sold in retail stores — that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over the chip.
At the doctor’s office those codes stamped onto chips, once scanned, would reveal such information as a patient’s allergies and prior treatments.
The FDA in October 2002 said that the agency would regulate health care applications possible through VeriChip. Meanwhile, the chip has been used for a number of security-related tasks as well as for pure whimsy: Club hoppers in Barcelona, Spain, now use the microchip much like a smartcard to speed drink orders and payment. See Also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VeriChip
formation respecting a device described in paragraph (1),
including claims data, patient survey data, standardized
analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of
data from disparate data environments, electronic health
records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the
Secretary”What exactly is a class II device that is implantable? Lets see…In Section 2521 of the Bill labeled “National Medical Device Registry”, a class II device is defined as:
“a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining. ”
To verify this, open the bill and do a search for “implantable” and you will find the definition above!
Even just as alarming is this phrase below used in conjunction with “Class II” device usage:
“other postmarket device surveillance activities of the Secretary authorized by this chapter”
Furthermore, under this Section 2521, the following is stated in a new topic category:
Electronic Exchange and Use in Certified Electronic Health Records of Unique Device Identifiers-
“The Secretary of the Health Human Services, acting through the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, shall adopt standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in paragraph (1)”
IS IT TRUE or is this TRUE (Bio) Chiptechenolgy
How about the QR Codes
A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).
Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.
The technology has seen frequent use in Japan; the United Kingdom is the seventh-largest national consumer of QR codes.