Health care administration in America is presently experimenting with a device to store a patient’s medical records in a chip, which will be implanted under the skin. Sources said that the measure is to improve security by providing easy access to accurate medical history where ever the client is in the country or even the world, wherever the technology to use this device is applicable.
“In order to reduce the issues surrounding patient safety including patient identification, and maintenance of a complete and accurate history of disease processes and medications, this chip will contain all of the individual's medical information. When the patient arrives at a point-of-care, the CHIP is scanned, and all of the information is uploaded into the provider system. Upon discharge, information is then downloaded back to the CHIP.” (The Washington Post).
Chips are already used for ID’s in the criminal investigation industry. Since these experiments have begun Wisconsin, South Dakota, California, Pennsylvania and recentlyhave voiced their disagreement in making it mandatory for this device to be implanted in US citizens. (Merrill, 2009).
Subsequent studies on animals proved that the chip causes cancer. VeriChip, the largest producer of these chips, which were to be utilized in all Florida Hospitals has since withdrawn its contracts in support of legislation to repeal the use of VeriChips on humans. No one knows when it would be instituted in states, which have not taken to the courts to stop this madness.