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SurgiChip RFID tags for hospitals try to minimize errors


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SurgiChipIn an effort to reduce the number of hernia patients instead receiving open-heart surgery, SurgiChip has fashioned an RFID sticker that can be affixed to patients to help nurses and doctors verify what they're there for.  The patient's name and site of surgery are digitally encoded on the card, and readers decode the information.  Rather than simply ask, "Where should I cut you?" patients are then asked to verify the information on the chip.  Imagine the hacking potential here: say you hate some dude and he's going in for a basic appendectomy.  Get in the system and sign him up for all sorts of fun things.  R3v3ng3 is yours!

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