ALSO NOTED: FDA to require device IDs; Pay for performance takes root in Philly; and much more...

> The FDA should soon begin requiring medical device manufacturers to give the devices unique IDs. Article

> Pay for performance initiatives are finding a home within Philadelphia-area hospitals. Article

> Another healthcare organization has decided to give patients and their families direct access to its rapid response team. Article

> A recent study suggests that the odds of a patient being satisfied with physician or medical clinic services are about 50-50. Article

And Finally... You know, I've never craved chocolate enough to take out a second mortgage on my house. Article