VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for health care and patient-related needs, announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Xmark Corporation, will present at the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, on June 16-18. The conference attracts over 1,500 health care technology management professionals.
The company does not yet have a presence in Northwest Florida and is focused on getting the system adopted by more hospitals before it tries to sell it directly to customers.
Rod Whiting, marketing director Gulf Coast Medical Center, said getting correct information on a patient was a concern in hospitals all over the nation. But he was against the idea of implanting an information chip in someone’s body.
“First of all, just because the technology is available does not mean it is a technology (that) needs to be used,” Whiting said.