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VeriChip Markets Its Implantable RFID Tags and Services Direct to Consumers

The company has launched a three-month advertising campaign for its newly rebranded Health Link system, and hopes to convince 1,000 South Floridians to get injected with rice-grain-sized transponders linked to health records.
By Claire Swedberg
Apr 28, 2008VeriChip has launched a direct-to-consumer initiative known as Health Link, making its RFID system—previously branded as VeriMed—available to customers in South Florida's tri-county area. For $149, a consumer can have a passive 134 kHz RFID chip, compliant with the ISO 11784 and 11785 standards, implanted in his or her arm, with the transponder's unique 16-digit ID number linked to a database containing that individual's medical records and, if they so choose, a living will.

VeriChip is partnering with hearing care provider HearUSA to make the chips available. With the system, consumers can call an 800 number for additional information. HearUSA telemarketing personnel will answer questions about the system and direct interested parties to HEARx stores in their area. Customers can visit one of HearUSA's eight HEARx locations in Florida's Palm Springs, Martin and St. Lucie counties, and have a VeriChip-licensed nurse implant the transponder there in the store. Consumers need not be HearUSA or HEARx customers to have the chip implanted.


VeriChip's 134 kHz passive tag, designed for implantation in humans, is the size of a grain of rice.
According to Scott Silverman, CEO and chairman of VeriChip, the company changed the name of its system from VeriMed to Health Link because the new moniker is expected to have a wider appeal for consumers. Health-care data resides on a Web-based server hosted by VeriChip. After the first year, a patient pays $9.99 per month to keep that information active on the server.

Thus far, about 900 hospitals on the East Coast have agreed to participate in the VeriChip system. These hospitals have received RFID interrogators that can be used to read a patient's embedded VeriChip RFID transponder to automatically access that person's medical records. Of those hospitals, Silverman says, about 200 have completed VeriChip training on using the system, and have been provided access to the VeriMed database, as well as interrogators to scan unconscious or unresponsive patients. At present, 16 South Florida tri-county regional hospitals—including Bethesda Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Medical Center, JFK Medical Center, Jupiter Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center—participate in the Health Link system.

The RFID microchip is injected under the surface of a patient's skin, in the rear upper portion of the right arm. If a Health Link member arrives at a hospital's emergency department unconscious, unresponsive or confused, medical personnel can use the Health Link interrogator to retrieve that person's identification number to access his or her personal health record.

Thus far, Silverman says, only about 600 people in the United States have embedded VeriChip transponders. However, the company expects that number to rise as hospital employees gradually make it a standard practice to scan the arms of unresponsive patients being admitted to an emergency room in order to access their identity and medical records immediately.

USER COMMENTS

Reader 2008-06-02 10:46:57 PM
A great cool Mark for the Forehead or Right hand Wow this would be a great way to use money instead of using cash. Now our every move can be tracked with GPS and eventually we will not be able to buy or sell without it. We can all be numbered and kept track of in a super computer database. Just like in Revelations! I'm really excited about this! Where do I sign up?
Reader 2009-05-22 03:11:44 AM
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Reader 2009-05-22 03:12:40 AM
Verichip for criminal destroys me Verichip for criminal destroys me When the verichip is implanted , they use the skill of making him sleep and get unconscious. After he loses his consciousness, they implant. so he never knows he is verichipped. The stalker use this skill from 2006, I have slept for 20 hours everyday since then. I do not know what have happened while I sleep, so I am always afraid of sleeping. I have 3 web cams installed to watch what have happened while I sleep. Now I only sleep 10 ~ 4 hours, but the stalker made me doze all day, , and I feel my body pressed, cannot control, can not do anything. I used to sleep 4 hours, woke up without alarm, but now I have the alarm ring every 10 minutes but never listen even once. I have never dreamed since 2006 because I lose my cociousness while I sleep . I never dream, never listen to the alarm ring every 10 minutes, which ruins my body. Whenever I sleep, I fall into a fit of convulsions. Carm 1. http://aassdd.viewnetcam.com:5000/CgiStart?page=Single&Language=14 Carm 2. http://aassdd.viewnetcam.com:7889/login.html ID= password= eeeeeeee or ID= password= dddddddd ID= password= cccccccc ID= password= bbbbbbbb ID= password= aaaaaaaa Carm 3. http://afreeca.com/asdsfs Watch me while I sleep, you will see the alarm flash every 10 minutes, but I never listen or react to the alarm. Verichip for criminal Verichip is implanted to criminals or spies, enemies. Verichip was first invented for military use. It got a patent in 70's. Verichip for criminals is different from that for popular use sold for $150. Verichip for criminals is implanted after the people are made to sleep and get unconscious. So those implaned do not know that they are verichipped. How the police implant the verichip 1. Verichip is implanted when you move to a new house. you can not easily notice when you are implanted when move, you notice the difference but regard it as the work you hadle the heavy stuff when move. 2. Verichip is implanted after the person is made to sleep and get unconscious. so the implanted person do not know that he is implanted. 3. Verichip is implanted at a cartilage bone 3cm off the anklebone as you see the picture. Verichip for criminals is implanted inside bone to avoid to be disclosed to x-ray or mri. It hurts a lot when implanted into bone but it does not hurt when it is done into cartilage bone. 4. Verichip is implanted to criminals or spies, enemies who need to be watched. Verichip 's shocking functions 1. It is fitted with a concealed microphone, which means they hear whatever you hear. 2. They steal a glance, which means they see what you see. 3. It is also a personal locating device. I have never been a criminal, but have been being stalked for 13 years by a corrupted Korean policeman P. who tries to take my life after my money . For more about it, http://blog.naver.com/qewwer/80061575421 Help!! please spread this. Contact me if you know any specialist on Verichip for criminal.

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