Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: August 5th, 2020

Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: August 5th, 2020

Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: August 5th, 2020
14 Interviews with GI Leaders – Private Equity to COVID-19 (NextServices)
These interviews provide insights on a diverse range of topics. From Private Equity to AI to Ancillary services to COVID-19. Watch them all now if you have missed them before.
Provident Healthcare Partners Advises Illinois Gastroenterology Institute And Central Illinois Endoscopy Center In Its Partnership With GI Alliance  (PRNewswire)
“Provident took the time to understand the goals of the entire group and guided us to a match with the right partner,” said Dr. Shiraz Khaiser.
Exact Sciences reports net loss of $86.1M, beating Q2 estimates (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Exact Sciences reported $268.9 million in revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, compared to $199.9 million in the same period last year.
CRH Medical grabs stake in practice with $3M+ annual revenue: 4 quick notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
CRH Medical Corp. acquired a majority interest in Orange County Anesthesia Associates, effective Aug. 3.
New AGA guidance on virus testing patients before endoscopy (AGA)
New AGA guidance has been published in Gastroenterology to answer the question: Should endoscopy test centers test asymptomatic patients for SARS-CoV-2 prior to endoscopy?
Walmart to open at least six more health clinics in greater Atlanta area by end of 2020 as part of bigger health-care push (CNBC)
Walmart confirmed to CNBC that it will open at least six additional Walmart Health clinics in the greater Atlanta area by the end of 2020.
Video: NAFLD: It’s More Than Just the Fat (Medscape)
A conversation with Matthew F. Watto, MD and Paul N. Williams, MD.
Study shows alarming CRC detection rates in the UK during pandemic — 5 takeaways (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
A July study published in Gut underscores the urgent need to head off “an impending cancer healthcare crisis.”
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Examined for Treating NAFLD  (Gastroenterology Consultant)
The use of FMT in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) improves intestinal permeability but has no significant impact on other measures of metabolic syndrome.
The best hospitals for GI & more: 6 GI industry key notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week.
New Pre-Endoscopy Scoring System IDs Mortality Risk in GI Bleeding (Medpage Today)
Better prediction than existing tools of patients needing close monitoring or who are unlikely to benefit from active treatment.
AGA partners on virtual trial network endeavor (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The AGA and the Clinical Research Strategy Group are partnering with Rx.Health — a spinoff of New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System — to create a virtual trial network for gastroenterology.
Video: PPIs and COVID-19 Risk: A Closer Look at the Data (Medscape)
Commentary on PPIs and COVID19 by Darrell M. Gray II, MD, MPH, gastroenterologist and associate professor at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
‘I’m fighting a war against COVID-19 and a war against stupidity,’ says CMO of Houston hospital (Becker’s Hospital Review)
After two hours of sleep a night for four months and seeing a member of his team contract the virus, Joseph Varon, MD, is growing exasperated.

Headlines for GI

How real is Virtual/Augmented Reality in healthcare? (Exponential Tech Part 4) (NextServices)

Use of Cytosponge as a triaging tool to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic (The Lancet)

FMT safe, well tolerated for recurrent CDI in IBD (Healio)

US News Releases Latest Top Hospitals List, Adds COVID Heroes (Medscape)

CMS’ proposed outpatient payment rule for 2021: 5 things to know (Becker’s Hospital CFO Report)

Operating a GI practice a ‘daunting task’ amid the pandemic: Dr. Anthony Razzak on how The Oregon Clinic has changed its approach (Becker’s GI  Endoscopy)

Patients with acute pancreatitis, COVID-19 at high risk for multiorgan failure (Healio)

Charts: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. So Far (Visual Capitalist)

Q&A: ‘Stop the line’ practice needed to end systemic racism in academia (Healio)

Amazon’s PillPack partners with New Jersey insurer, Prime Therapeutics (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Proton Pump and VEGF Inhibitors Among Adds to FDA Watch List (Medscape)

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