Feeling chippier on the web
BIDMC chief information officer John Halamka needs to get a chip off his shoulder. Well, out of his arm.
Halamka says the radiofrequency ID chip he had implanted in his arm will turn out to be a dead technology, surpassed by the web as a source of personal medical information.
"As a technology it's dead. Use the network, use the cloud to store your personal health records. Or in a pinch, use a USB drive. But the implanted RFID chip is not as a society where we're going."
But Halamka has no plans to remove the chip.