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Patient, Heal Thy Quantified Self

Published February 8, 2016 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Internet of Everything, News & Events, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, Security, Sensors

Smartwatches, smartglasses, smartwear are everywhere or, should we say everyware. It’s a ubicomp world where endless amounts of data based on our quantified self is attainable in real time thanks to the Internet of Things. And while knowing the number of steps we took today, can be important to a person, the leak or interruption of such information isn’t exactly life-threatening. Wearable technology in the […]


FDA Tracking Requirements: Drugs, Medical Devices, Why Not Food Too?

Published July 10, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Food safety, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, RFID

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The July 10, 2008 issue of The New York Times had an article about the nation’s salmonella outbreak called As Outbreak Affects 1,000, Experts See Flaws in Law. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/health/policy/10tomato.html?_r=1&th=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&emc=th&adxnnlx=1215698952-7EHBT2ulOF3rVfXSiXFHsA The article says; Dr. David Acheson, the agency/s associate commissioner for foods, said in a telephone interview on Monday that the F.D.A. lacked authority to require full trace-back capability, adding, It’s […]


Media Reactions: RFID Kills but Cell Phones Don’t?

Published June 26, 2008 by SecureRF in Healthcare, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Remko van der Togt, from Vrije University, in Amsterdam, led a study whose objective was to assess and classify incidents of electromagnetic interference (EMI) by RFID on critical care equipment. The results, which were published in the Journal of American Medical Association on June 25th, concluded that in a controlled nonclinical setting, RFID induced potentially hazardous incidents in medical devices. […]


Secure RFID For Drug E-pedigree

Published May 27, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher In March, I wrote how the FDA was seeking comments on how to handle prescription drugs. See https://www.securerf.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=48. Now that the date for providing comments has passed, RFID Journal has summarized the submissions. Industry Opinion Favors RFID for Drug E-pedigree Comments received by the FDA show a preference for RFID technology generally EPC for a pharmaceutical e-pedigree identification system, with […]


“What Do We Really Mean By Security for RFID” Presentation

Published April 7, 2008 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher We received a request to share the presentation that Louis Parks gave at INTERPHEX 2008 and was written about in Advance for Health Information Executives. INTERPHEX is a life sciences event for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. See https://www.securerf.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=51. You can view a copy of the “What Do We Really Mean By Security for RFID And How Much Is Enough presentation here: Interphex_presentation_2008-SecureRF


RFID Security and e-Pedigree Law Compliance

Published April 4, 2008 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF Corporation, gave a presentation last week at INTERPHEX2008 titled What Do We Really Mean By Security for RFID — And How Much Is Enough. INTERPHEX is a life sciences event that represents a cross-section of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Advance for Health Information Executives wrote about his talk. “Many people think of securing the pharmaceutical […]


Drug Tracking in California is Delayed

Published March 28, 2008 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher The California State Board of Pharmacy voted on 3/25/08 to delay for two years the requirement that all prescription drugs be electronically tracked. This is the second delay, which is now pushed back to 1/1/2011. The vote was a response to complaints from drug manufacturers, distributors and retail pharmacists that they could not possibly be ready by next January. And rather […]


FDA Seeking Comments on How to Handle Prescription Drugs

Published March 26, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), Section 505D(b)(3) states that the standards developed for identification, validation, authentication, and tracking and tracing of prescription drugs shall address promising technologies, which may include(A) radio-frequency identification; (B) nanotechnology; (C)encryption technologies; and (D) other track and trace or authentication technologies. As instructed by Congress in the FDAAA, the FDA is now seeking comments on these […]


RFID and ePedigree Won’t Help these Twists in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Published February 29, 2008 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, RFID

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher On February 28, 2008, the New York Times published an article called Twists in Chain of Supplies for Blood Drug which describes how U.S. regulators are investigating why over 400 patients in the United States have suffered serious complications after receiving the blood-thinner drug heparin. This article points to the issues in regulating and sourcing the raw materials used to manufacture […]


Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

Published July 5, 2007 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher  The American Medical Association recently issued a report called Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans. Various media outlets have picked up on this report and it is interesting to see that the articles related to it have ranged from positive (Verichip’s press release) to balanced (Computerworld) to negative (policy advocates).  One of the AMA’s major concerns relates to the security and privacy […]


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