Hospital external hard drive lost; Blood testing increases hospital anemia;

> Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals on Friday disclosed the details of a data breach, in which a physician lost an external hard drive containing the records of 638 patients, reports the Boston Herald. The records did not contain Social Security, insurance, or credit card information, but they did have patients' names, medications, and diagnoses. Article

> Better mattresses could save hospitals money by preventing pressure ulcers among elderly patients, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. News brief

> Healthcare executives cite healthcare reform as the biggest barrier to quality and affordable healthcare, according to a UPS global survey. Press release

> Blood testing can increase hospital-acquired anemia, according to a new Archives of Internal Medicine study, reports the Wall Street Journal blog post. In related news, blood that is stored too long threatens patient safety, reports HealthDay.

> Tenet Florida and the Scripps Research Institute yesterday announced plans to build an 80-bed academic and clinical research hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, reports the Sun Sentinel. Article

> The U.K. health system is one of the most efficient in the world, according to a report in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The NHS outperformed the U.S. health system, which fared particularly badly, reports Politics UK. Article

And Finally... Man goes to hospital with wife in labor and becomes a Twitter sensation. Article

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