Curated GI articles October 15th, 2021:
GI Alliance expands in FL | Halamka on AI in GI | Neurogastroenterology
United Digestive Board Member gives eye-opening interview on the state of diversity in GI (NextServices exclusive)
Watch this eye-opening interview on diversity, equity and inclusion with Dr. Aja McCutchen, Board Member, United Digestive and Chair of Diversity, DHPA.
GI Telehealth startup Oshi Health raises $23M (NextServices)
Notable VCs and angel investors back Oshi Health’s novel, integrated care model for gastrointestinal health. This is at least the third investment announcement this year for digitizing gastroenterology.
GI Alliance Further Expands into Florida with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida (PR Newswire)
GI Alliance now represents 1,200 providers, including more than 600 gastroenterologists across 11 states.
Dr. George Dickstein on old challenges, new trends shaping GI (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Emergence of AI, declining reimbursements are some of the biggest challenges for GI as discussed by George Dickstein, MD. in an interview with Becker’s ASC Review.
Private Equity Investment As A Divining Rod For Market Failure: Policy Responses To Harmful Physician Practice Acquisitions (Brookings)
The Initiative aims to inform the national health care debate with rigorous, evidence-based analysis leading to practical recommendations using the collaborative strengths of USC and Brookings.
SonarMD Sees Exceptional Engagement after Launch in New Market (SonarMD)
SonarMD continues to gain momentum in 2021 as the leading value-based care coordination solution for complex chronic diseases, highlighted by record-setting patient engagement rates in its newest market and updated chief executive leadership.
Medscape Physician Nonclinical Careers Report 2021 (Medscape)
Medscape conducted a survey this year of more than 2500 US physicians on whats motivating doctors to think about leaving their practice and considering other non- clinical career options
When will the backlog of colon cancer screenings subside? (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Four leaders in GI spoke with Becker ASC Review on when they think the industry will recover from backlogs.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Charlesbank Capital Partners Complete Acquisition of MDVIP Primary Care Network (PR Newswire)
The transaction gives Goldman Sachs and Charlesbank majority ownership of the company. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Deploying AI against colon cancer (The Harvard Gazette)
Gastroenterologist Tyler Berzin MD explains how algorithm can support physicians, improve accuracy of screenings.
Changing landscape in GI practice (AJG)
The special issue of AJG focuses on emerging concepts in gastroenterology and hepatology and includes updated ACG Clinical Guidelines on the Management of Benign Anorectal Disorders.
Gastroenterology’s biggest threats (Becker’s GI &Endoscopy)
8 leaders in GI spoke with Becker’s ASC Review about threats like physician shortage, colonoscopy backlogs and others threat they perceive to be the biggest in the industry.
Gastroenterology Embraces Artificial Intelligence (Geek Doctor)
John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Paul Cerrato, senior research analyst and communications specialist, Mayo Clinic on ‘How Platform AI and machine learning have the potential to redefine the management of several GI disorders’.
What is Neurogastroenterology? (MedLink Neurology)
The article discusses neurologic manifestations of gastroenterological disorders as well as significant gastroenterological manifestations of neurologic disorders.
DHPA Surpasses One Hundred Member Practices (DHPA)
DHPA now represents 104 independent GI practices in 39 states with more than 2400 physicians who provide care for more than three million people annually.
AGA members gain ground on changing prior authorization process (AGA)
New congressional backers of prior authorization legislation could help reduce the $23 billion prior authorization costs for practices.
A new American standard for screening colonoscopy (Bumrungrad International Hospital)
The update was authored by experts from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Illinois, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Darthmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI &Endoscopy)
10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology a list compiled by Becker’s.
21 Countries, 16 Years: Massive Study Shows Impact of Colorectal Cancer Screening (Medscape)
The paper reports an outstanding study of 21 countries over 16 years, from 2000 until 2016.
Physician groups warn nearly 10% in Medicare cuts could stall shift to value-based care, force staff cuts (Fierce Healthcare)
Providers are facing 9.75% in cuts to Medicare reimbursements in the next year. This includes 4% in cuts due to go into effect under the PAYGO law.
More Hot headlines in GI
Abnormal Colonoscopy Findings Common in Young Adults (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
How Gender Preferences Affect Colorectal Cancer Screening (Single-use Endoscopy)
Healing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease through the intestines (Natural Healthy 365)
Where Amazon could go next in healthcare (Becker’s Health IT)
15 HLTH 2021 Predictions from Digital Health Executives to Watch (HIT Consultant)
Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders (NextServices)