A survey shows that the biggest health-care players are deploying RFID at a faster pace, with spending expected to jump industry-wide in 2007.
Today's RFID news had two stories which together succinctly highlight the debate about using the technology to tag people.
This week saw the announcement of four companies rolling out what is considered the first commercial electronic pedigree program for pharmaceuticals.
RFID's adoption by the healthcare industry made progress this week with the announcement by AMTSystems of new pilot programs for its SurgiChip product.
One indication of where human-chipping is headed is to look at the companies already associated with it. One example is Metro Risk Management Group.
CIO of Harvard Medical School, John D. Halamka, had himself chipped in December to evaluate the human-tagging technology for himself.
Sun Microsystems, whose mantra "the network is the computer" fits notably well with an RFID-enabled Internet of Things, announced a slew of RFID developments on Monday.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has completed an initiative to RFID tag equipment and devices throughout the building.
VeriChip announces IPO; RFID consortium to hold open workshop; Nordic ID rolls out UHF handheld for Europe; RFID maturing rapidly, says report; firms partner on retail RFID solutions; do-it-yourselfers devise tag killer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking at using EPC tags to ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical drugs.