ALSO NOTED: Boston Scientific in wireless trial; Hospital infection rates in Phila. raise questions; and much more...

> Hospital acquired infection rates are at record lows in Philadelphia. Observers say the rates are suspiciously low. Article

> Meditech says it has signed its first customer in Australia. Article

> RFID tags are turning up everywhere. The Financial Times reports that RFID is being used to reunite lost pets with their owners and identify the dead. Article

> Boston Scientific said it is launching two clinical trials to evaluate wireless monitoring systems for heart failure patients using technology acquired in the Guidant deal. Article

> Stericoat, a maker of a coating technology designed to fight infections on heart catheters, wins laurels (and funding) in the MIT $100K entrepreneurship competition. Article

> Runner-up One World Medical Devices draws attention with a self-contained temperature controlled vaccine transportation system designed to avoid vaccine wastage during shipping. Article

> And Finally… Boston's Cardinal O'Malley reprimanded the chief executive of the archdiocese-run hospital system on Saturday. Experts say the turnaround at Caritas Christi Health Care System is threatened by the harassment suit against CEO Robert M. Haddad. Article