Connect with your Fierce colleagues at HIMSS; Healthcare organizations seemingly lax with mobile security;

> There's still time to register for Fierce's free networking party MixIt!, as well as our mobile health breakfast panel discussion, both of which take place on Tuesday, March 2. Register

> A third of all healthcare professionals store patient data on portable and mobile devices such as USB drives, laptops and mobile phones, according to a 2008 survey by Credant Technologies. Another report found that 12,500 mobile devices were left in taxis, and 4,500 USB memory sticks were left in pockets of pants sent to dry cleaners during a six-month period last year. Yet, only 39 percent of healthcare organizations encrypt data on mobile devices, a 2009 HIMSS survey revealed. FierceMobileHealthcare

> The R&D arm of the U.S. Department of Defense is bankrolling a consortium involved in a quest to produce vaccines in genetically-engineered tobacco plants. Appalled by the slow-motion response of manufacturers to the sudden appearance of the swine flu pandemic, federal officials are hoping that their assistance can help trigger a game-changing advance in vaccine technology. FierceVaccines

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