Indiana hospitals use color-coded wristbands to improve patient safety; One-fourth of reported HIPAA breaches involve laptops;

> Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Ind., is now color coding patient wristbands as part of a statewide effort to improve patient safety. Different color wristbands will represent different needs or safety risks, giving providers "an immediate visual cue...about the special needs of a patient." Article

> Last year, the HHS Office for Civil Rights started posting online a list of reported breaches of unsecured health data affecting at least 500 people. About one-quarter of all listed incidents involved laptops, and close to one-eighth were the result of a lost or stolen portable device or USB drive. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Shire has launched a new free iPhone application for patients with Gaucher disease. Shire says this is the first of several applications it would launch to support patients of rare diseases. FierceMedicalDevices

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