ALSO NOTED: Germany tests health data cards; Ohio lags in HIT; and much more...

> Germany begins testing electronic health insurance cards intended to carry a patient's entire health history. Article

> A new report suggests that Ohio lags behind neighboring states in health information technology infrastructure development and health data exchange efforts. Release

> Childrens Hospital Los Angeles signs $13 million contract with IBM, under which the vendor will offer outsourced PeopleSoft apps managing medical supplies, inventory and a range of accounting functions. Release

> Maybe the online marketplace concept has finally matured--if you're buying medical devices, at least. Article

And Finally… Are instant messaging users putting your HIPAA compliance status at risk? A look at IM vulnerability issues. Article