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The hospital is watching

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 12, 2008
Hospitals are increasingly relying on electronic tracking systems to keep tabs on equipment and lab specimens, and even to monitor the location of patients and staff. But the heightened surveillance is raising some safety and privacy concerns. The growing use of tracking technology has privacy experts warning that hospitals must take steps to protect any personal data from being inadvertently released, and requiring healthcare workers to wear tags raises questions about putting staffers under undue surveillance.