Implanting Electronic Health Record

879 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 3 Pages
The process basically involves the insertion of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) containing the individual's medical information. RFID would provide access to complete and accurate medical information that helps in lessening patient safety and identification issues. The medical information in the chip will be accessed through scanning at the point of care and the patient's health information will be uploaded into the health information system of the health provider. The patient's new health information is uploaded into the health information system and onto the implanted chip in the individual.
RFID in Humans: While the Radio Frequency Identification Device has been in existence for almost 50 years, the use of this chip in human beings is an advancement of the technology. The chip has mainly been used for tracking animals and goods throughout is existence. Generally, the RFID chip consists of two main parts i.e. an antenna and integrated circuit chip. It's been used as an effective detection mechanism since the antenna can recognize the chip regardless of whether it's within its line of sight (Alam, 2011). The RFID technology consists of three kinds of tags i.e. active RFID tags, passive RFID tags, and battery…