Health smart cards: merging technology and medical information.

  • Sherry R Ward
  • Published 2003 in Medical reference services quarterly
Smart cards are credit card-sized plastic cards, with an embedded dime-sized Integrated Circuit microprocessor chip. Smart cards can be used for keyless entry, electronic medical records, etc. Health smart cards have been in limited use since 1982 in Europe and the United States, and several barriers including lack of infrastructure, low consumer confidence… CONTINUE READING