Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: August 27th, 2020

Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: August 27th, 2020

Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: August 27th, 2020
Florida GI networks opens 25th location (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Prolonged suspension of elective endoscopic procedures and outpatient consults could “compromise patient care and result in poor outcomes.”
What has colon cancer screening got to do with self-driving cars? (KevinMD)
Here’s an excerpt from Scope Forward: The Future of Gastroenterology Is Now in Your Hands that just got published in KevinMD.
Freenome secures $270M to boost its colorectal cancer blood test, expand trial nationwide (FierceBiotech)
The company’s main goal is to make it easier to screen the 45 million or so people who are behind on recommended colorectal cancer exams, such as a colonoscopy, with a front-line blood test.
The future of gastroenterology and other excerpts on industry-changing trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Ten years from now, gastroenterology will be completely unrecognizable from what it is today.
Covenant Physician Partners teams up with 3 practices (Becker’s ASC Review)
Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Physician Partners partnered with two practices in California and a practice in Hawaii.
Mazen Noureddin, MD, on Why He Recommends Screening All U.S. T2D Patients for NAFLD (MedPage Today)
Economic analysis model suggests noninvasive screening for fibrosis could be more cost-effective than no screening.
Staying financially well in the time of COVID-19 (GI & Hepatology News)
“Luckily, the financial best practices that I share in “good” times ring true even in today’s world, with a few additions given the health and economic risks created by COVID-19.” – Jonathan Tudor.
GI ASC market not deterred by COVID-19, could hit $10.27B by 2027 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The U.S. gastroenterology ASC market was worth $7.21 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.8 percent through 2027 to hit $10.27 billion.
The gradual return of gastroenterology practice: 5 considerations (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Prolonged suspension of elective endoscopic procedures and outpatient consults could “compromise patient care and result in poor outcomes.”
Siddharth Singh, MD, on How Frailty Can Affect Outcomes in Older Adults With IBD (MedPage Today)
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among older adults is rising, and thus old age should be considered when weighing the risks and benefits of treatments for patients with IBD.
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis: Identifying High-Risk Patients (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
NASH is the second-leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States and likely will become the main indication in the future.
National economic factors associated with liver-related mortality trends (Healio)
Factors such as national health expenditure and gross domestic product were associated with increased liver-related mortality, according to reports.
COVID-19 linked to pancreatitis  (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Researchers conducted an observational study of 48,012 adult patients. On admission, 189 patients were identified with pancreatitis, of which 32 patients (17 percent) were diagnosed with COVID-19.
The ‘new normal’ for endoscopic education during the COVID-19 pandemic (Healio)
The lockdown period was devastating for our gastroenterology fellows, especially the advanced endoscopy fellow who only has 1 year of training to attain competency in a broad range of therapeutic procedures.
Is Precision Medicine for IBD Ready for Prime Time? (Gastroenterology Consultant)
“Precision medicine is developing in the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, as genetic testing and assessment of prognostic factors are being used to guide treatment decisions.” – Millie Long, MD.
AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline (Medscape)
The seven recommendations aim to improve quality of care and reduce practice variability, according to lead author Cynthia W. Ko, MD.
Webinar: Gastroenterology in a post COVID-19 world (The Hippocratic Post)
Webinar on Tuesday 1st Sep, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Speakers include Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. Peter Irving and Specialist Clinical Psychologist Dr. Alexa Duff.
Why Biliary Atresia Demands Our Respect (Medscape)
“In contrast to newborns with physiologic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, which is common and benign, biliary atresia (conjugated hyperbilirubinemia) deserves great respect.” A commentary by William F. Balistreri, MD.

Headlines for GI

What do DNA tests have to do with self-driving cars? (NextServices)

Newsletter: Telehealth and the new choreography of ‘anywhere care’  (RamaOnHealthcare)

Reducing the backlog of patients (AGA)

Two platforms appoint new leaders & more: 5 GI industry key notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Stop the PPI to Lower COVID-19 Risk? (Medscape)

Diabetes plus weight loss equals increased risk of pancreatic cancer (GI & Hepatology News)

Walmart pivots to online wellness event as it continues to expand healthcare initiatives (The Business Journals)

Hong Kong Researchers Report First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection  (Medscape)

Vast majority of specialists increased use of telehealth tech during COVID-19 pandemic (Healthcare IT News)

‘Food is your medicine’: Advocating for nutrition policies (Healio)

Perspective: Are Aging Physicians a Burden? (Medscape)

The Post-Covid World: 16 Ways Telehealth Could Transform Healthcare (CB Insights)

Hospitals That Don’t Report COVID Data to HHS to Be Penalized (Medscape)

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