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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 08:05 PM
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Wireless Tagging in Hospitals is 'Inevitable'
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Businesses peddling wireless tagging technologies - such as RFID chips - to the NHS and other healthcare providers will come up against plenty of resistance, but should not give up, according to a recent report.

There are ways to overcome the public's fears, according to a forthcoming report from UK consultancy Wireless Healthcare.

One is to point out the technology's benefits - which include providing safer, more efficient care to patients, saving money and giving patients more detailed information about their treatment, the report says.

Healthcare providers such as the NHS tend to resist technology such as wireless tagging because they believe healthcare cannot be automated and fear job losses.


Prepare to be "chipped"

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