ALSO NOTED: Cardiovascular information systems by market share; Sun series questions Maryland malpractice oversight; and much m

>  A series of articles in the Baltimore Sun this week questions how effectively the Maryland Board of Physicians is policing doctors in the state. Article

> San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced plans for a 75- to 100-bed medical center for the homeless. Supporters say the measure could take pressure off other hospitals in the area. Article

> Our favorite connectologist, Tim Gee, looks at market share in the cardiovascular information system (CVIS) market. According to Frost, the top three vendors are GE Healthcare, Philips and AGFA. Blog

> In the latest piece in a series on medical devices, The Washington Post reports that single use devices are being resold on E-Bay. Article

> Biometric identification, long a Hollywood staple, can be easily spoofed, according to one expert. Blog

> Restructuring is underway at Siemens, where IT service operations are transferred to a joint venture with Fujitsu. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Managed Care Matters' Joe Paduda questions just how revolutionary Steve Case's business model at Revolution Health really is. Blog

> Dr. Taraneh Razavi, the resident physician at Google, offers helpful tips for beating holiday season stress. Curiously, Googling yourself or co-workers while drinking copious amounts of eggnog is not on the list. Blog

> Having wrested the data storage contract at UPMC away from HP, IBM is making progress in its installation. Release

> InterMountain Healthcare says it is following the 'Toyota model' of quality improvement as it works to develop a next generation EMR. Article

> In Los Angeles, emergency departments report flu season has arrived early and hard. Article

> CHUTES & LADDERS: Los Angeles' St. Vincent's Hospital CEO Gus Valdespino has left in the wake of the bribery scandal that closed the hospital's liver transplant program. Article

And Finally... CMS completed a website redesign last week. Tres chic, Dr. McClellan. Article