Indiana county restricts hospital visits over flu fears; Reno provider adds armed guards following hospital shooting;

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> Two major Wausau, Wisconsin, healthcare providers will join forces to finance an early childhood program, according to the Wausau Daily Herald. Article

> Marion County, Indiana, hospitals will implement visitor restrictions this week in response to flu concerns, according to WISHTV. Article

> Renown Health in Reno, Nevada, will add armed security guards to its two campuses in response to a deadly shooting last year, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. Article

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> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pressing "full steam ahead" to develop a unique device identifier system for medical devices, according to Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Article

> To ensure high provider engagement in the use of mobile health technologies, developers must keep their concepts simple and straightforward, according to Shivdev Rao, a physician advisor in residence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Technology Development Center. Article

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