Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: June 25th, 2020


Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: June 25th, 2020


Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: June 25th, 2020
Video: Interview with Dr. Byrne (AI in GI): “There’s a tidal wave of AI coming and we should prepare for that now”  (NextServices)
AI in GI paves way for the future of gastroenterology. Watch this thought-provoking interview to understand the trends shaping the future of GI.
The Cost Volatility of IBD, Quantified (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The study was conducted by SonarMD. Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, who led the work, called it “a technology-enabled care coordination company centered on GI health.”
As Obesity Grows, New Strategies to Combat It (The Wall Street Journal)
Obesity researchers are learning a lot about what works best in helping people lose weight. Perhaps most important: doctor training.
Video: 11 GI Interviews From Disruption To Digitization (NextServices)
These interviews provide insights on a diverse topics – from telemedicine to private equity to digitization to AI. Binge watch all of them now if you missed them before.
Audio: The Advancing Surgical Care Podcast (ASC Podcast)
Listen to this progress report podcast on Resuming Elective Surgery featuring Bill Prentice, CEO of ASCA and Michael Patterson, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health.
Computer-aided colonoscopy reduces adenoma miss rate (Healio)
A computer-aided system helped reduce the number of missed adenomas and missed polyps during colonoscopy, according to study results.
Doctors Demonstrate How to Conduct a Telemedicine Exam (Medscape)
Since there is an increased use of telemedicine during COVID-19, Neal Sikka, MD provides guidance for physicians by demonstrating the effective use of telemedicine for a patient exam.
The Perverse Ascent Of Telemedicine (Forbes)
In this eye-opening piece Goldhill shows how this reimbursement system is peculiarly interacting with the heartening rise of telemedicine to thwart lower costs and far greater accessibility.
Mastering Clinical Challenges in IBD (AIBD Regionals)
Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) virtual meeting on June 27, 2020. Checkout agenda and faculty.
The state of ASCs in June 2020: 10 observations on supply chain, payers, staffing & future growth (Becker’s ASC)
Patients are now requesting surgery be done at the ASC so they don’t need to go into the hospital, and would prefer not to stay overnight in the hospital if possible.
Planned cuts to Medicare payments threaten private practice, surgical groups say (Becker’s ASC)
One-third of private practice surgeons already fear they’ll have to shut down, according to a survey of more than 5,000 surgeons.
Ultrasound Score Promising Measure of Crohn’s Disease (Medscape)
“To improve management of patients with Crohn’s disease, objective methods should be used,” Dr. Fredrik Svika of the University of Bergen told Reuters Health.
Breathing While Black: Exhausted and Invigorated as an African American Gastroenterologist (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Perspective of a gastroenterologist on the racial disparities that pervade our society.
Coronavirus impact on medical education: Thoughts from two GI fellows’ perspectives (GI & Hepatology News)
These changes were difficult, not only because we were practicing in different roles, but also because unknown situations commonly incite fear and anxiety.
Virgo Announces First Pharma Collaboration for IBD Clinical Trials (Virgo Blog)
AI company Virgo partners with Genentech/Roche in IBD clinical trials partnership.
Covid-19 makes us face the hazy line between ‘elective’ and ‘essential’ medicine (The Washington Post)
My patients needed procedures, but how long could they wait? Four weeks? Twelve?
Endoscopic, histologic remission come with lower relapse risk in UC (Healio)
Patients with ulcerative colitis who achieve more rigorous treatment endpoints are at lower risk for relapse than patients who only achieve clinical remission, according to study results.
Second Forward View Of Right Colon Pays Off (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
“The addition of a second forward view examination of the right colon significantly increased the right colon adenoma detection rate by 5.5%.”

Headlines for GI
Exponential Tech: DNA testing in cancer screening (Part 2) (Next Services)

Keeping up with regulatory changes during COVID19 (Physicians Practice)

Direct-to-consumer digital health (The Lancet)

Even as PPE shortages persist, FDA revises authorizations for certain respirators (Healio)

How To Ramp Up Innovation On Telemedicine While Improving Patient And Employee Care (Forbes)

When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Medicare, Patients Can Be Left Holding The Bag (California Healthline)

Ingestible Electrostimulation Capsule May Treat Obesity (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

7 recent reports on inflammatory bowel disease (Healio)

Management of patients with liver derangement during the COVID-19 pandemic: an Asia-Pacific position statement (The Lancet )

New Publication on TIF 2.0 – To Achieve Optimal Outcomes for Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (Business Wire)

AI to combine with imaging and genomics in precision medicine project (AI in Healthcare)

Why CVS and Walgreens Should Be Worried About Walmart (The Motley Fool)

Help patients adjust to telehealth by remembering the human touch (AMA)

Top 10 COVID-19 Tech Trends (Forbes)

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