ALSO NOTED: Critics call for transparency on FDA panel; UC Irvine expected to report on problems; and much more...

> University of California Irvine Medical Center is expected to release an internal report on widespread problems at the hospital this week. Article

> An FDA panel created last year in response to the outcry over the safety of prescription drugs will meet privately. The Drug Safety Oversight Board should meet publicly to ensure public confidence, critics said at a meeting at FDA headquarters Friday. Article

> Two employees at, a Cincinnati-area security company, have been implanted with passive RFID tags that allow them to enter a secured work area. The experiment uses RFID tags made by VeriChip. Article

> Mr. HisTalk provides excellent coverage of HIMSS from the floor of the San Diego Convention Center, complete with grades for keynote speakers. Blog

> The FDA has approved a smart hospital bed made by Hawaii-based Hoana Medical. LG1 Intelligent Medical Vigilance System has built-in sensors that monitor respiration and heart rate. The unit also detects attempts to get out of bed. Article

> InformationWeek examines ways in which databases are being used to make medicine smarter and potential advances that may lie in wait over the horizon. Article

> Surgical Information Systems announced a management buyout led by Vista Partners. Release

And Finally... A new study out in Neurology finds that the controversial clot-busting drug tPA is given to only 2 percent of stroke victims. Article