Lack of RFID standards leads to media panic
It’s scandalous sometimes how reporters can screw up a simple press release. (A panic button, like this one from Hong Kong, makes a great stress reliever.)
Let’s quote from the release, shall we?
“The lack of standardization of RFID in health care permits RFID systems originally designed for logistics to enter the medical arena on the basis of requirements such as the range at which medical tagged items or individuals are to be detected…The intensity of electronic life-supporting medical devices in this area requires careful management of the introduction of new wireless communications such as RFID,”