Radiology now No. 3 compensated specialty; U.K. university leading effort to develop image-based biophysical models of the brain;

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> Radiology dropped from the most highly paid specialty to No. 3, according to Medscape's 2013 Physician Compensation Report. Radiology followed orthopedics at No. 1 and cardiology at No. 2. According to the report, radiologists made, on average, $349,000 in 2012, including salary, bonuses and profit-sharing contributions. Article

> The university of Sheffield in the U.K. is leading a project to develop image-based biophysical models of the human brain to help with the early diagnosis of dementia. The model will combine a range of physiological data from imaging with psychological measures such as memory and cognitive function. It will also add demographic, genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors, making it more sensitive than existing diagnostic tools. Article

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> Recent HIPAA audits of provider and payer organizations conducted by contractor KPMG on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services determined that many in the industry don't know which privacy regulations apply to them. An analysis of the audits by the HHS Office for Civil Rights unveiled this week found that out of 980 problems identified during 115 audits conducted last year, 289 (30 percent) were due to ignorance on the part of organizations. "Most of these related to elements of the Rules that explicitly state what a covered entity must do to comply," the analysis says. Post

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> Chief executive officers at Oregon's leading hospitals saw a significant pay increase in 2011, with seven earning at least seven-figure compensation, according to the Lund Report. Article

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